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Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Olympian Kim Rhode for an insightful and candid conversation that comes amidst remarkable achievement in her particular discipline, double trap and skeet shooting.
Joining Piers Morgan in London, on the heels of a world record-tying performance, the guest is asked to share her unique perspective on the recent shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, CO:
"As someone who's a professional marksman," begins Morgan, "what do you think about the whole debate that's raging again about gun control and so on?"
A five-time Olympic medal winner and six-time national champion, Rhode sees no comparison between her craft, and the movie theater massacre of July 20th:
"I think it's really sad, too, that the news gets those lines blurred between the news and the sport," says the 33-year-old. "Really, the sport of shooting is about responsibility, discipline, focus. And that's really what we represent here at the Olympics."
Having won her first world championship title at the age of 13, Rhode grew up around shooting, seeing it as an activity of virtue, and integrity:
"For me, it was a tradition, something that was passed down generationally in my family. And we really embrace that and - and just run with it, because it's really, for us, that's what our sport is about," she says. "And hopefully we can push more of that positive message."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in tonight as Morgan visits with a woman currently competing in her fifth Olympic games, boasting a recent performance which included hitting 99 out of 100 clays.
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