Tennessee Republican Rep. Diane Black revealed to Ralph Bristol on Nashville’s SuperTalk 99.7 WTN Monday she was a victim of a vicious physical assault over 15 years ago, an experience that made her an ardent supporter of Second Amendment rights.
Black recalled the day of the attack that she says happened on Nashville’s Vanderbilt University campus, and how she decided to get a concealed carry permit immediately thereafter.
“I was assaulted by three young men. I was beat up, my cheekbone was broken, they ruptured a disk in my back, and they tried to get me into a car, which the police told me, had they gotten me in a car, I would’ve never come back. Now I didn’t have a weapon at that time. I didn’t really understand how I could have, perhaps, saved myself some of those injuries,” she said.
Black went further, saying, “But more importantly, I could’ve made that incident a lot less dangerous for me if I’d had a gun to take care of it. I now have a carry permit. I now feel safe because I am protecting myself.”
“And you know what? I have a right to do that. I tell other people, I don’t want that right taken away from me. No one should have that right taken away from us. We’re given that right by the Second Amendment and we cannot allow that to be eroded by a bunch of people that don’t use common sense,” Black said.
Black also explained her stance against the “assault weapons” ban. She previously announced her opposition to the planned gun control votes in Senate in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon, writing, “Anyone who thinks that another gun control law will thwart the will of a radical Islamist who is intent on taking innocent life is delusional.”