Carson Doubles Down on Shooting Comments: Gun Control Won’t Work on the Crazies

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 8.41.17 AMDuring a press conference in Iowa, Ben Carson doubled down on his skepticism of gun control when responding to a question about the Oregon Shooting.

During an appearance on his show yesterday, Carson told Hugh Hewitt that mental health was at the heart of the increasing national frequency of violence, and that he was worried about the calls to register every gun in the country.

“We have to know where the people are and where their guns are. That’s very dangerous, and that I wouldn’t agree with at all,” Carson said yesterday.

Today, Carson told his audience that gun control would have no effect on violent criminals because control would only work for law-abiding owners. He urged that the way to handle the issue was with more focus on the mentality and warning signs that could lead to preventive interventions for future incidents.

“We should be looking at all of the incidents where we have these people who go out and commit these horrendous crimes to find out as much as we can about what type of person does this,” Carson said. “You’re not going to handle it with more gun control because gun control only works for the normal law-abiding citizen. It doesn’t work for crazies.”

Chris Harper-Mercer, who was identified as the massacre’s perpetrator, was confirmed to have purchased all of his weapons through legal means.

[h/t Washington Times]
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