Dr. Ben Carson is a Christian conservative and he’s considered to be a possible Republican presidential candidate for 2016.
Dr. Carson recently tried to bolster his credibility with pro-gun advocates after telling Glenn Beck in Feb. 2013 that he supported limits on semi-automatic weapons.
“It depends on where you live,” Carson told Beck at the time. “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.”
However, last Wednesday, Carson strongly pushed his support for guns to the point of “any kind of weapon.”
During a phone call with supporters and reporters, Carson scolded people who quoted him correctly and expanded his position, noted Bloomberg News.
“There seemed to be group of people, I don’t know exactly who they are, who seize upon one part of something that I said,” said Carson. “Sometimes people just hear one little thing and they don’t hear anything else.”
“Perhaps I didn’t convey it appropriately,” added Carson. “I wanted to convey that, you know, I’ve lived in urban areas. I’ve worked in urban areas. I’ve seen a lot of carnage, and I’d prefer a situation where the kinds of weapons that create that kind of carnage don’t fall to the hands of criminal elements or insane people, but that is secondary to the desire to always defend the Second Amendment.”
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