The mouths of the ladies who host The View on ABC are rarely at a loss for leftist words, but when former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told them about her support of the Second Amendment and how her father used guns to protect himself from the Ku Klux Klan in the ‘60s, they lost all their arguments.
“I was a little girl growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, in the late fifties, early sixties,” Rice stated. “There was no way that Bull Connor and the Birmingham Police were going to protect you.”
“And so when White Knight 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, it’s a little cul-de-sac and they would fire in the air, if anybody came through.
“I don’t think they actually ever hit anybody, but they protected 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.”
“That said, it’s time to have a national conversation about how we can deal with the problems we have,” Rice added. “It’s not going to be any single fix to the terrible events at Parkland.”
Unfortunately, Rice thinks part of the conversation is asking things like, “Should civilians really have access to what are really military weapons?” Wouldn’t that be like the Birmingham Police asking, “Should black civilians really have access to any weapons?”
But at least Rice stated the obvious on the Parkland school shooting and the failures of the Broward County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI who ignored dozens of tips letting them know the shooter was very dangerous:
“If you get that many tips about somebody that they’re going to cause harm, go and figure out what was going on with them.”
The only other sane voice on the panel, co-host Meghan McCain, reminded her anti-gun colleagues that not a single NRA member has ever committed a mass shooting in the U.S.
Of course, the caterwauling View hosts soon forget those facts and were back bashing the NRA, guns, and President Trump. Old habits die hard.
And hopefully, Rice will come to her senses and support every American citizen's right to own any type of firearm they want as her father did when he needed it most.