15 June 15
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!