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From January 2005 thru January 2009, Condoleezza Rice served as Secretary of State for President George W. Bush. She was the second black American in a row to serve in this powerful position, following in the footsteps of Gen. Colin Powell.

Since leaving politics, Rice returned to Stanford University as a professor, Fellow, full faculty member and director of the Global Center for Business and Economy. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Makena Capital Management and Dropbox.

She recently appeared on the popular TV show, The View, where she explained to those present why she supports the Second Amendment and how gun rights helped protect many black Americans.

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(Great American Politics) – Last week, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appeared on the ultra-liberal and yet popular TV show, The View. Appearing on the show with Rice were Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar and Meghann McCain.

At one point after a commercial, the conversation was turned to the Second Amendment and gun control and directed at Rice. Here is part of that conversation:

Hostin: I was just commenting during our hot topics meetings that I was reading that you said you are a defender of the Second Amendment, but you don’t think civilians should have assault weapons.

Rice: Let me tell you why I’m a defender of the Second Amendment. I was a little girl growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, in the late fifties, early sixties…

The Second Amendment has helped protect many Americans over the years and in fact, my Second Amendment rights to own and possess a firearm saved my life on two different occasions. This is one of the many reasons I will continue to defend the Second Amendment even if it means my life in the future and millions of other Americans also feel just a strong.



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