Ben Carson a Disappointment on the Second Amendment

By John Farnam

Ben Carson with Glenn Beck on “semi-automatic” weapons.
Ben Carson with Glenn Beck on “semi-automatic” weapons.
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Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- Presidential Politics:

In a recent interview with Glen Beck, declared presidential candidate, Ben Carson, said when he was asked if people should be allowed to own “semi-automatic weapons:”

“It depends on where you live. I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I'm afraid that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it. However, when you live ‘out in the country somewhere by yourself,’ and want to own a semi-automatic weapon, I've no problem with that.”

I would have expected a neurosurgeon, and declared presidential candidate, to be better prepared for such a question, and not suggest that an American Citizen’s ability to exercise his Constitutional rights ought to vary with his street address!

I’m not even sure Carson knows what a “semi-automatic” weapon is!

In any event, his remarks were ill-advised, and really stupid!

/John

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    Doug White
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    Doug White

    I have been waiting for months to finally read about somebody else finding this out.I questioned these people and Carsons reasoning was out there. AK’s over here are alright but not over there. What a mental gap.

    james
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    james

    The Dr. is not a politician, he is just speaking his mind.

    He is a good guy but not presidential.

    Don
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    Don

    The “recent” interview is over two years old, taken out of its larger context from a March 1, 2013 appearance on the Glenn Beck program. Carson was not speaking as a presidential candidate – he wasn’t even thinking about running for any office at that time. He was speaking from the perspective of someone who had grown up in a neighborhood where innocent bystanders were often hit by stray bullets. He was speaking from the perspective of a surgeon who had treated many for traumatic gunshot wounds to the brain. Since that interview, Dr. Carson has learned how easily his… Read more »

    Bob Shell
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    Bob Shell

    If he isn’t 100% for us then he is off the desirable list. My thought is he isn’t very well informed on the 2’nd so that is a major problem as we need a stand up guy not a wishy washy person on this issue. It is too important. When more people realize that without the 2’nd none of the others will last very long.

    Jerry
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    Jerry

    His good heart not withstanding, Mr. Carson has been a disappointment on several occasions. Too bad! I had hoped for more but the good doctor probably should stay out of politics. It is a rather shallow well from which we seek refreshment.

    Janek
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    Janek

    Ben Carson’s comment is apparently an appeal to the inner-city African-American vote. They vote for the Black guy irrespective of his party affiliation.

    Melody
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    Melody

    Now THAT was racist and inaccurate. My husband is black and we have many black friends who did not vote for Obama.

    Rany
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    Rany

    You people are STUPID… Or r you just racist?He made a REMARK to a Question… NOT HIS STANCE, NOT HIS POLICY. NOT ANYTHING…. WHat he HAS DONE IS MAKE IT VERY VERY VERY CLEAR WHERE HE STANDS ON 2D AMENDMENT…
    He MADE that EXTREAMLY CLEAR.
    YOU all are basing your BS on a REMAK A COMMENt……. NOT a STANCE….. NOT HIS POLICY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    He is THE MOST MAJOR BACER NOT ONLY OF THE 2nd BUT OF THE WHOLE CONITUTION of ANYONE RUNNING

    Stoneman
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    Stoneman

    Sorry, but I disagree with you. So many time candidates Dems and Republicans have flip flopped on issues and I’m sick of it. Carson was being honest during that interview and due to public backlash he changed his stance. I think he would make an excellence president, but after what he said about gun control he lost my support.

    hippybiker
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    hippybiker

    I’m sorry to say that your spelling, grammar, sentence structure and your over use of all Caps shows your intelligence and/or education to be very poor.

    Ferdinant
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    Ferdinant

    He can still learn from you even at the age of 120. That’s why you should consider what he says about gathering himself with the right people and being able to brainstorm with them to take the right decisions for the country.

    Dr Dave
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    Dr Dave

    Interesting if after taking advice someone changes their mind from 2 years ago they re considered a flim flam or flip flop. Does anyone expect ANY POTUS candidate to know everything to every question about every single topic tossed at them? Come on this guy has made it clear that he wants to pack himself with the best team of advisers and use them to finalize the decisions about how best to run the country. I just don’ get it why changes his mind make him a bad POTUS? Or for that matter a bad anything. We are voting on… Read more »

    Johnny Davis
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    Johnny Davis

    Ben Carson has made it clear he supports the 2nd Amendment and is against all federal gun control.

    Vanns40
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    Vanns40

    The problem is he DID make the statement and has never been questioned regarding his “evolution” to now fully supporting. That’s a real problem or at least it should be.

    Elizabeth
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    Elizabeth

    Exactly! The problem (one of them) is that Carson DID say those things. He DID feel that way. Now of course he may have flip-flopped on it…..or he just may be saying what he needs to say. Either way, he’s a complete newbie, a political neophyte, and I don’t think our country needs another “experiment” to try out some guy who’s never governed, never led, never fought in the Armed Forces….. No way for me.

    Bobby G
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    Bobby G

    AmmoLand you should be ashamed of yourselves. This “recent” comment was over two years ago. And he has since “clarified” (or flip flopped) to a more gun friendly stance. This kind of deceptive reporting is pathetic, and you really should be ashamed. The truth is bad enough, no need to try to deceive.

    For the record, I don’t really care for Ben, partly because of this “recent” 2+ year old comment.

    +1 for Cruz !!!!

    TEX
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    TEX

    Carson don’t stand a chance in hell of becoming president,period ! Cruz is our best shot for 2A freedoms,securing borders,deporting wetbacks in this country illegally,fiscal responsibility,repeal Obama care, un-doing 8 years of Obama tyranny. Cruz/Paul would work for me and the country.

    George
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    George

    I think Cruz is the only one that has a clue about guns. This guy is a non-starter if you ask me.

    Tommie
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    Tommie

    Totally agree!
    And by the way, let’s have another black president so that we can be called racists anytime that we disagree with his policies.
    Funny that, if a black disagrees with a white president’s policies that it’s not racist.
    Blacks have abused the term racist to the point that it has no meaning to me.
    And if “Black Lives Matter”, does that that mean only black lives matter?
    And if black lives matter so much! Maybe the black community should focus on the black on black crimes rates, which are far higher than black on white or white on black crime!