Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

I’ve a very long list of reasons to dislike Condoleezza Rice, but this is not one of them. From the article:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, recalling how her father took up arms to defend fellow blacks from racist whites in the segregated South, said Wednesday the constitutional right of Americans to own guns is as important as their rights to free speech and religion.

In an interview on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” Rice said she came to that view from personal experience. She said her father, a black minister, and his friends armed themselves to defend the black community in Birmingham, Ala., against the White Knight Riders in 1962 and 1963. She said if local authorities had had lists of registered weapons, she did not think her father and other blacks would have been able to defend themselves.

I was almost ready to applaud her until I read that she supports background checks at gun shows. All in all, it was a good Second Amendment read.

posted by Stephen Gordon

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