Ben Carson Stands His Ground On Comments About Defeating Oregon Shooter

On Wednesday, Ben Carson doubled down on his comments about standing up to the Oregon shooter.

On "CBS This Morning," he said, "Unfortunately, this is probably not going to be the last time this happens. From the indications that I got, they did not rush the shooter. The shooter can only shoot one person at a time. He cannot shoot a whole group of people. And so the idea is overwhelm him so everybody doesn't get killed.”

Carson is receiving criticism for stating that he "would not just stand there and let him shoot me." He also said that Chris Mintz, the army veteran who took seven bullets trying to tackle the shooter, did "exactly what should be done."

Carson went on to say "If everybody does that, the likelihood of him killing as many people diminishes." In response to people calling him insensitive, he said that the nation lives "in a culture that people decide everything you say, and we need to set up battle lines and we need to get on this side of it or that side of it."

He added "In medicine, we have a tendency to make decisions based on evidence, not on ideology. Let's say this were a disease. What we would be saying is let's take each one of these shooters and let's go back and let's study their lives, and let's see if we can see some commonality."

He concluded "We need to study all of the possibilities and we cannot do anything that compromises the Second Amendment, but as long as we keep in mind we don't want to compromise the Second Amendment, we also want to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of dangerous people.”

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