Joy Behar wasn’t expecting this, now was she? Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shook the ladies on “The View” (except Meghan McCain, of course) when she shared a story from her childhood experience growing up in 1950s Alabama.
She said she’s an unapologetic supporter of the Second Amendment because it protected her and her family from the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1950s and early 1960s in Birmingham, Alabama.
“Let me tell you why I’m a defender of the Second Amendment,” she said.
“I was a little girl growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, in the late fifties, early sixties,” she explained. “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,” she said, “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.”
She also said she wasn’t in favor of civilians having the ability to possess “assault-style” weapons or gun registration but agreed that a national conversation “about how we can deal with the problems we have” should be had.
Watch the debate below and Pat’s reaction above.