Condoleezza Rice: Guns Helped My Father Protect Our Family During Segregation

Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” President George W. Bush Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she is a supporter of the Second Amendment because guns helped her father and neighbors protect their families in the South during segregation.

Rice said, “Let me tell you why I’m a defender of the second Amendment. I grew up in Alabama in the late ’50s, early ’60s. There was no way that Bull Connor and the Birmingham police were going to protect you. When knight riders would come through our neighborhood, my father and friends would take their guns and fire in the air if anybody came through. I don’t think they actually hit anybody. But they protected the neighborhood.”

She added, “I’m sure if Bull Connor had known where they were he would have rounded them up. I don’t favor some things like gun registration.”

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