Washington: ‘In the 1950’s and 1960’s my father and his associates effectively used guns to protect themselves from the ‘Ku klux Klan’ in the state of Alabama,’ saying so Condoleezza Rice, the Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor defended the second amendment to the US constitution. The second amendment gives a right to the US population to possess arms. The topic has been on the anvil in the wake of the indiscriminate firing and massacre incidents in the United States over the past few decades.
In the massacre in a school in Florida last month, 17 students and teachers were killed. Following this, US President Donald Trump has proposed arming the teachers and increasing the age for acquiring the arms license. At the same time, the Bump Stocks Rifles have been banned. Former Secretary Rice endorsed the rights to possess arms while speaking on the topic.
Rice also advised that political leaders should support President Trump’s proposal to increase the age for an arms license. Last week, on a radio show, Condoleezza Rice made a point that ‘there needs to be a discussion in the United States about what is exactly implied when a modern person demands a right to possess a firearm. But at the same time, I firmly believe in the integrity of the rights provided by the US constitution. She also said that it is not possible to discard the second amendment and retain the first one.