Ben Carson continues to grab our attention for all of the wrong reasons as of late.
Carson continued his pattern of controversial comments on Thursday when he spoke with Wolf Blitzer on CNN. Rather than keep things focused on his book, Carson shared his thoughts again on Gun Control and delivered a shocking comment about the Holocaust.
The Republican candidate claimed the Holocaust could have been prevented if the Jews had guns.
The quote was started in reference to a statement from Carson in the book “through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance."
Carson then engaged in the segment and delivered his unforgettable opinion:
Blitzer “But just to clarify, if there had been no gun control laws in Europe at that time, would 6 million Jews have been slaughtered?”
Carson said “I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. I’m telling you there is a reason these dictatorial people take guns first.”
Carson is really taken things far with this comment.
It didn’t take long before the Anti-Defamation League responded to Dr. Carson’s inaccurate remarks:
“Ben Carson has a right to his views on gun control, but the notion that Hitler’s gun-control policy contributed to the Holocaust is historically inaccurate,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, National Director of the organization. “The small number of personal firearms available to Germany’s Jews in 1938 could in no way have stopped the totalitarian power of the Nazi German state.”