Rand Paul: I’m a ‘good ‘ol shotgun guy’ who goes skeet shooting occasionally

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When asked on FOX News last night what his favorite firearm was, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., explained that he was a “good ‘ol shotgun guy.”

“I’m a good ‘ol shotgun guy,” Paul chuckled. “I grew up not being really much of a hunter or a marksman or anything like that but I would shoot skeet and still do shoot skeet on occasion with friends.”

Paul added that there was a certain degree of hypocrisy from Hollywood celebrities calling for gun control – although he added that he didn’t “begrudge” them having armed security.

“Many rich Hollywood celebrities have armed guards with them at all times, and many regular people who live in a poor neighborhood, who have a business in a poor neighborhood and a neighborhood that may have higher crime, those people have to suffer the vicissitudes of violent crime without protection sometimes because of gun control laws,” he said. “So, yes, I think there is a certain amount of hypocrisy.”



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