Ben Carson on Oregon Shooting: ‘I Would Not Just Stand There and Let Him Shoot Me’
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pushed his anti-gun control stance in the wake of the Oregon shooting on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning.
He reiterated points previously repeated about preventing mentally unstable persons from getting guns, ridiculed Hillary Clinton‘s renewed push against gun violence, and downplayed President Obama‘s upcoming visit to Oregon. However, it was his final comments on whether or not he’d visit the scene of a mass shooting if he were president that have caught everyone’s attention.
When co-host Brian Kilmeade whether or not Carson, were he president, would visit Oregon or any other place affected by such an event, the GOP presidential candidate said no.
“Probably not,” he said. “I would have so many things on my agenda that I would go to the next one.”
Carson’s answer seems to suggest that he would be compliant with a climate in which mass shootings like the one in Oregon were frequent. However, that wasn’t all the physician had to say about the matter. Especially when Kilmeade commented that a gunman putting a weapon to a person’s head and asking what religion they were was “the ultimate test of your faith.”
What would Ben Carson do if he were in a similar position?
“Not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me,” he said. “I would say, ‘Hey guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.'”
Check out the clip above, via Fox News.
[Image via screengrab]
>> Follow Andrew Husband (@AndrewHusband) on Twitter
Have a tip we should know? email@example.com