Is Dr. Ben Carson in favor of gun control?


An old clip from RealClearPolitics:

When asked by Glenn Beck if people should be allowed to own semi-automatic weapons, Dr. Benjamin Carson said: “It depends on where you live. I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I’m afraid that that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it.” (Glenn Beck Show, March 1, 2013)

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  1. Who says this is an attack besides you? I missed the original clip when it first aired – hence when I saw it posted I decided it would make good content in addition to all of the other positive pieces I had posted about Carson recently.

  2. Who else is commenting besides me?

    The age of the story, the lack of relevance to anything current, and the low consequence of the story all suggest a cheapshot at Dr. Carson.

    Not only that, but you didn’t post much in the way of commentary, so it looks like you’re just saying “All you people who like Dr. Carson, here’s a reason he’s impure.”

    It just struck me as small, I guess. =\

  3. Way to put words in someone’s mouth…. as I’ve said I wrote neutral things and good things about Carson before. I appreciate you hanging on every word I blog, but if you don’t like what I write, you’re welcome to leave.

  4. Yet, you’re avoiding commenting on the most recent post.

    If you want to spend all your time getting all bent out of shape on this post that doesn’t attack anyone, when I already have one scheduled for later that is a favorable post for Carson have at it. It appears you’re attacking me to avoid commenting on the elephant in the room of my latest post. (Head over that to comment on if you dare – it would be off-topic here and deleted.)

  5. Personally, I agree with JWB. But, mostly because he’s now small time celebrity and the other guy comes off as defensive and whiney. 🙂

  6. Actually, I found the article informative. I like Carson, but hadn’t heard his stance on gun control. So this was news to me. Thanks for posting it.