By Fred Lucas
Any doubts Ben Carson left about his commitment to the Second Amendment stemmed from “political inexperience,” the famed neurosurgeon told TheBlaze.
Carson, who is among the leading Republican presidential candidates in most polls, said in 2013 shortly after the public began calling for him to run for president, that the right to own a semi-automatic weapon depended on whether someone lived in a rural or populated area.
“Early on, when I entered the political arena and I was asked the question about guns, I didn’t know at that time that you always start that off by saying how important the Second Amendment is and that you will never compromise that,” Carson said.
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“Instead, I started out talking about something that concerned me a lot and that was having dangerous weapons in the hands of mentally-ill people and where that was most likely to occur. That was simply a matter of political inexperience,” Carson continued. “It has nothing to do with the fact that, I think the reason we still have our freedom is because of the Second Amendment.”
In 2013, when Glenn Beck asked about the right to own a semi-automatic weapon, Carson said:
“It depends on where you live. I …read more
Source:: The Blaze