Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shared an extraordinary story from her childhood with a host of the ABC show The View, to explain why she’s a passionate supporter of the Second Amendment (to the US constitution). Rise, who served under George W. Bush Explained:
“Let me tell you why I’m a defender of the Second Amendment. I was a little girl growing up in Birmingham Alabama, in the late 50s early 60s. There was no way that Bull Connor and the Birmingham police were going to protect you. So when white night riders would come through our neighborhood, my father and his friends would take their guns and they’d go to the head of the neighborhood, and they would fire in the air if anybody came through. I don’t think they actually ever hit anybody. They protected the neighborhood. I’m sure if Bull Connor had known where those guns were he would have rounded them up and so, I don’t favor some things like gun registration. That said, it’s time to have a national conversation about how we can deal with the problems that we have. It’s not going to be any single fix to the terrible event at Parkland.”
That woman makes so much sense! Gotta love her.
On the current heated nature of the gun control debate, Rise gave a word of caution: we got to start listening to each other first and for most. However Rise was also keen to highlight the grave incompetence of the law enforcement agencies who failed to pick up multiple tips, in relation to the Parkland Florida school shooter.