Thursday, May 12, 2005

Rice on guns rights 

Condi today on gun rights:

"I also don't think we get to pick and choose from the Constitution," she said in the interview, which was taped for airing Wednesday night. "The Second Amendment is as important as the First Amendment."

This is why so many are calling for this woman to run for President: she is articulate, intelligent, incisive and well versed in politics. She is right on the money yet again. Her anecdotal remarks about her youth silence liberal critics, as a black youth who experienced first hand the power of armed citizenry to defend life and property. And her belief that some regulation of sales is necessary, while adamantly disagreeing with any sort of gun tracking or ownership lists, will acquiesce hard liners. The core of her argument is sound principles: private ownership of firearms is a right owned by all citizens of a free society, and the government should facilitate safe and legal transfers of arms among citizens; nothing more. It seems she can see clearly what so many cannot:
"there might be circumstances that people like my father experienced in Birmingham, Ala., when, in fact, the police weren't going to protect you."

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