Knowing nothing else about him, we threw ourselves against the logic of Dr. Ben Carson like it was a down comforter blocking an icy wind. Except one issue never makes a man. Or a politician, for that matter.
Dr. Carson may have a logical mind and an aptitude for spotting bullshit, but he’s also in possession of some ideas that would bar him access to office of president… if we have anything to say about it.
[typography font="Ubuntu Condensed" size="20" size_format="px"]‘Conservative Hero’ Ben Carson To Beck: You Have No Right To Semi-Automatic Weapons In Large Cities[/typography]
Asked by Beck for his thoughts on the Second Amendment, Carson gave the popular pro-gun argument: “There’s a reason for the Second Amendment; people do have the right to have weapons.”
But when asked whether people should be allowed to own “semi-automatic weapons,” the doctor replied: “It depends on where you live.”
“I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I’m afraid that that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it,” Carson elaborated.
However, if you live “out in the country somewhere by yourself” and want to own a semi-automatic weapon, he added, “I’ve no problem with that.”
Could he be mistaking semi-automatic for fully automatic? He’s not a person I would normally accuse of being ill-informed…