Posted July 21, 2015 8:56 am by Comments

By Fred Lucas

Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, turns back to the audience as he puts his notes back in his pocket after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Saturday marks the third and final day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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.

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

“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

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