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Really Ben, really?
According to IBD Poll, Ben Carson has passed Trump and holds a 7% lead in the race. Rather then enjoy the first bright moment in the campaign with family and friends, Carson continued to push on and crank out interviews.
Gotta love Carsons' work ethic.. what he said about the Oregon shootings, not so much.
Carson does not agree that mass shootings should have an effect on gun laws. During his visit to Fox, Carson shared his thoughts on gun control:
“I grew up in the slums of Detroit. I saw plenty of gun violence as a child. Both of my cousins were killed on the streets. As a Doctor, I spent many a night pulling bullets out of bodies. There is no doubt that this senseless violence is breathtaking – but I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away. Serious people seek serious solutions. The Left would prefer to use these tragedies to advance a political agenda. To me, that is also devastatingly sad. The Left would have you believe that a man that asked Christians to stand up (and then executed them one by one) would obey ‘new gun laws.’ That kind of logic explains many of the problems we find ourselves in today.
He later followed that statement up with a pretty insensitive statement about the Oregon shootings and "what he would've done" in that moment.
“I would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would say, ‘Hey guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.'”
Probably not the best way to make a splash after your first day leading in the polls.
Oh Man. I already had a few issues with him... this takes the cake, though. Smh. How freaking disrespectful to those families that lost people that they love. If someone ever said that to me... *Fuming*
I really don’t think he understands how to be careful with his words, or understanding with other peoples feelings... I’m not fuming like you @ButterflyBlu but I totally understand why you are. I just am sad because I can clearly see he doesn’t get it.