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Rio 2016: top American Olympic shooter Kim Rhode attacks gun-control laws

The triple gold medallist says new laws passed in her home state of California make it more difficult for her to practise

America’s top Olympic shooter, Kim Rhode, took a strong stand against gun-control laws, offering full support for carrying concealed weapons and attacking anti-gun legislation in her home state of California.

“I’m definitely becoming more vocal because I see the need,” said Rhode, a skeet shooter going for a medal in her sixth-straight Olympics. “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 500–10,000 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.”

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