Ben Carson Would Skip Meeting Families of Oregon Mass Shooting but ‘Would Probably Go to the Next One’
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested that he wouldn’t meet with the families that suffered losses as a result of the Oregon shooting, but he insisted that he would likely go to the next one.
There are two ways one can view his statement. Either he is too busy and would meet with them in the future, or he is predicting another school shooting will occur and that consulting with the victim’s families is a normal thing that Americans do.
Raw Story reports:
“Imagine a politician politicizing something,” Carson quipped to the hosts of Fox & Friends on Tuesday. “When do we have people that actually want to solve our problems rather than just politicize everything?”
“But, Dr. Carson, would you go?” host Brian Kilmeade wondered. “If the people of the community say don’t go, would you still go if you were president on Friday?”
“Probably not,” Carson replied. “I mean, I would probably have so many things on my agenda that I would go to the next one.”
The GOP hopeful also explained that he would be willing to “listen” to ideas about how to stop mass shootings, but he insisted that no gun control proposal would solve the problem.
“Anything that they’ve proposed doesn’t stop anything,” he said. “Guns don’t kill people, and the Second Amendment is extremely important. And Daniel Webster said that America would never suffer tyranny because people are armed.”
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