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Shooting Gold Medalist Speaks on Gun Control Controversy

American shooter Ginny Thrasher, a 19-year-old competitor in the women’s air rifle event, took gold - the first of the 2016 Summer Games. But amid the well-deserved celebration, Thrasher talked about the controversy over gun control in the United States and how it has affected the sport of shooting. “Some of the [controversy over] gun laws in America is just distracting from our sport, which is very different … I just tried to focus on the competition,” Thrasher said. Speaking to...

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