In Season 1 Episode 5, The Crackpots and These Women, I noticed for the first time that Josh Lyman has a paper gun range target in his office:
I just started rewatching The West Wing, and considering the weight put on the anti-guns message in the first few episodes, it's a strange thing for Josh to have displayed, even though it does appear unused.
I did find this reddit post asking the same question but with no satisfactory answer. And, as one reddit commenter points out, I am also of the opinion it most likely was not foreshadowing for
the shooting that occurs later in the series
but I agree it is a possibility.
Has anyone connected with the show ever commented on this? Or does the show itself ever reference it in a later episode?