Olympic Champion Kim Rhode Warns About The Suffocation of Shooting Sports Through Gun Control

Posted: Aug 17, 2016 12:10 PM

Olympic double trap and skeet shooter Kim Rhode, who became the first woman to medal in six different Olympic games when she took home a bronze medal in Rio last week, is warning about the devastating effects new gun control measures in her home state of California could have on the shooting sports. 

In an interview with The Blaze's Dana Loesch this week, Rhode explained how new California gun control laws make it increasingly difficult and more expensive for her to train. Further, new laws essentially criminalize coaching of newcomers to the sport and classify basic hunting rifles as "assault weapons." 

"One of the big ones is the ammunition law that was just passed in California, having to do a background check each and every time. I mean, I average between 500 and 1000 rounds a day every day in training. One of the big things is my sponsor being able to ship me  ammo, I'm not sure how that's going to work. If I have ammo that I purchase in California and say I take 300 rounds to a match and I want tp bring maybe 100 rounds back because I didn’t shoot it all, I’m only allowed, I think, a couple rounds of that to be able to bring back," Rhode said.

"How do you teach somebody about shooting or, you know, educate them about safety and responsibility if you can’t loan them a gun to even try the sport," Rhode continued. 

Watch the full interview below: