Former Secretary of State during the Bush administration, Condoleezza Rice, guest hosted on “The View” recently, sharing a story of how the Second Amendment helped save black Americans, and her family personally, in the late fifties and early sixties.
“Let me tell you why I’m a defender of the Second Amendment,” Rice began. “I was a little girl growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, in the late fifties, early sixties. There was no way that Bull Connor and the Birmingham Police were going to protect you.”
It was Bull Connor, you may recall, an Alabama Democrat, who used attack dogs and turned fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators in the early 1960s, and who took other nefarious actions to counter the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Rice’s father knew they were getting no help from the Democrat when it came to white supremacists rolling through the neighborhood.
“And so when White Knight Riders would come through our neighborhood,” she continued, “my father and his friends would take their guns and they’d go to the head of the neighborhood, it’s a little cul-de-sac and they would fire in the air, if anybody came through.”
Rice explained that there was a feeling that had Connor, the segregationist public safety commissioner at the time known black Americans had guns to defend themselves from hostile racists, he would have rounded up the firearms.
“I don’t think they actually ever hit anybody. But they protected the neighborhood,” she said of her father and others in the neighborhood. “And 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.”
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Her story confounded her co-hosts, and they did their best to shift the conversation away from African-Americans and their right to bear arms, to age restrictions on guns.
Because that’s the topic du jour these days. Not self-defense. Not Constitutional rights…