Olympic shooter Kim Rhode is a certifiable badass. She's the first Olympian ever to win medals on five continents, and she's the first Summer Olympian to medal in six consecutive Olympic Games.
In addition to her impressive talent at winning Olympic medals, she's also an outspoken supporter of the Second Amendment and has appeared in a series of ads against a proposed initiative in her home state of California that would make it much harder for her to legally practice her sport.
Prop 63 would require background checks and sales records for ammunition purchases, outlaw magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Competitive shooters claim that the initiative would cause "bureaucratic nightmares" for keeping an adequate supply of ammo necessary for practice.
Gov. Newsom attempted to effectively "mansplain" Prop 63 on Twitter to Rhode, and let's just say it didn't go as planned.
. @kimrhode Congrats on your 6 Olympic medals - very impressive! But, did you know Prop 63 actually exempts ammo bought & used at a range?— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 28, 2016
To which Rhode had a few issues with:
You don't understand how an Olympic athlete acquires ammunition! https://t.co/AVfF4jVmEP— Kim Rhode (@KimRhode) September 29, 2016
Not sure where self-serving politicians hone their skills but Olympic shooters don't just practice at formal ranges... https://t.co/AVfF4jVmEP— Kim Rhode (@KimRhode) September 29, 2016
But always happy to teach you about the guns and ammo you don't trust me to own. https://t.co/AVfF4jVmEP— Kim Rhode (@KimRhode) September 29, 2016
As of press time, Newsom has not yet responded to Rhode's offer.