Before any liberals start freaking out because an Olympian is getting political and that’s totally inappropriate, SHUT UP. Your stupid climate change agenda was pushed on us during the Opening Ceremony.
Glad we got that out of the way. Moving on.
Kim Rhode is America’s top Olympic shooter. She’s won an individual medal in the last five Olympics. She’s the best of the best, and obviously, she knows a thing or two about guns. While in Rio, Rhode spoke out against gun control and called out her home state, California.
“I’m definitely becoming more vocal because I see the need,” Rhode told the Guardian. “We just had six laws that were passed in California that will directly affect me. For example, one of them being an ammunition law. I shoot 500 to 1,000 rounds a day, having to do a background check every time I purchase ammo or when I bring ammo out for a competition or a match – those are very, very challenging for me.”
She’s referring to a series of measures signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, one of which requires an individual to go through a background check every single time he/she purchases ammunition.
Rhode said she hoped to be able to pass her rifles down to her now three-year-old son, who she plans to teach how to use a gun as soon as he is at “an appropriate age”. She said new laws in California to curtail the flow of guns will actually prevent her from inheriting her own father’s guns or maybe even give hers to her children. In fact, although it’s true that firearms defined as “assault rifles” cannot be inherited, parents can lawfully transfer non-assault weapons to their adult children. (Generally, California does not allow minors to have handguns.)
“If you are doing boy scouts and you are trying to teach them gun safety, how do you teach safety and teach responsibility?” she said. “That’s something we are facing now in the state of California.”
Every time you hear a liberal say “close the gun show loop hole,” that’s what they really mean. Universal background checks. As in, not being able to inherit guns from your parents or pass them on to your children.
When asked about the mass shootings in the world, Rhode went straight for the jugular.
“When you look at these events that have been occurring, they’ve been occurring in some of the strictest gun law countries in the world,” Rhode said. “You have Paris, you have San Bernardino, which was actually in a gun-free zone, so, yeah, it’s actually something that you take into consideration.”
“For me personally, I realize the first responsibility of a police officer is to respond to an incident and for me personally, in that five minutes or 10 minutes or 20 minutes in some cases that it takes for them to get there, how do you want to stand there? I would rather have my second amendment right,” she added.
There’s no reason to be offended. This is common sense, people.