Friday, August 12, 2016

Kim Rhode

One of our Olympic superstars is Kimberly Rhode, a skeet shooter, was recently asked about her sport.

It sounds like the reporter was trying to ambush her, but Ms. Rhode handled him just like a first station high house.
“We have that stigma attached to our sport,” said Rhode, “When you are talking to a NASCAR driver, they’re not asked to comment on an incident that occurred with a vehicle.”
Yeah, because you know.... shooting and guns and dangerous.  But, Kim continued.
“We should have the right to keep and bear arms, to protect ourselves and our family,” she says. “The Second Amendment was put in there not just so we can go shoot skeet or go shoot trap. It was put in so we could defend our first amendment, the freedom of speech, and also to defend ourselves against our own government.”
Excellent answer, Ms. Rhode, and the perfect response to someone who would ask such a question.

I may have a new hero.  Oh, and if you've never shot Olympic skeet, it's shot gun-down with targets so fast that it's easy to miss one, simply because you didn't see it. Those who disparage skeet should give it a try.  It's a whole lot more difficult than it looks.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

She got the bronze today. Missed 1 too many to get to the gold medal round. And she is a great role model! I'd be the first one to go 0 for whatever at that...LOL