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Cooper Grills Carson Spox over Shooting Remarks: How Does He Know What He Would Do?

Anderson Cooper put Ben Carson‘s business manager and spokesman Armstrong Williams on the hot seat tonight over Carson’s comments about stopping a gunman.

Carson said yesterday he would try to stop a shooter in a dangerous situation because “I would not just stand there and let him shoot me.” He also said, “I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.”

Cooper asked Williams, “How does he actually know how he would react?… Has Dr. Carson been in a situation anywhere near gunfire?”

Williams said Carson’s simply the kind of person who would put his life on the line to save others, and “most people can relate to that.”

Cooper pressed him on whether Carson could see how people might be offended by what his comments implied about victims who did not act. He also brought up how Carson, on CBS this morning, was not aware of the heroic veteran who was shot trying to stop the gunman.

Williams insisted “that is the last thing that anyone could ever imagine” and whatever Carson was aware of or wasn’t does not diminish how much he cares about protecting human life.

Watch the video below, via CNN.

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