Dr. Benjamin Carson grabbed the nation’s attention and the hearts of many conservatives when he spoke so plainly at the National Day of Prayer breakfast. Here was a man who loved and respected our Constitution. Right. Many of us are all too willing to be swept off our feet politically and quickly. Nothing can be more important to an American than our First and Second Amendment rights. Dr Carson has the First Amendment to protect him. I have it too, and I want the Second Amendment to protect me and my family. I know that protection extends to whatever neighborhood I live in. Dr. Carson doesn’t agree. See the video and a partial transcript below.
Beware that which seems too good to be true, because it usually is not true.
GLENN BECK: Second Amendment?
CARSON: Uh, guns, there’s a reason for the Second Amendment. People do have the right to have weapons. With this argument that’s going on, the way we solve it is we ask what is each side afraid of, and then we address it, that way.
BECK: Do I have the right to own a semi-automatic weapon?
CARSON: Uh, it depends on where you live, I think. If you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I’m afraid that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it.
If you live out in the country someplace by yourself, I have no problem.
BECK: Is that a government, the federal government or a local government that can decide that?
CARSON: Uh, I think it would probably be a local.
End transcript. The above stops at about 1:30 into the conversation which moves away from gun control.
Note that if I live out in the country I can own a semi-automatic weapon. What isn’t said is that I can bring it to the unarmed urban areas and probably couldn’t be stopped. Chicago claims that’s what’s happening to their gun free city with the highest gun murder rate in the United States.
And with all due respect, what in the heck does this mean?
…the way we solve it is we ask what is each side afraid of, and then we address it, that way.
No, here’s how to solve what we are “afraid of.”
We are afraid that we will be disarmed by our someone…government or criminal (if there is such a distinction). We don’t need you to address it. We will keep our guns and we are telling you, don’t get in the way of our Second Amendment rights.
If you insist on addressing it, look at the criminal faction that makes this conversation possible. Find them punish them hard and long and leave the rest of us alone. To see exactly what Chicago does wrong, take a look at this.
Dr. Carson is not the only plain-talker. Thanks to Liberty Crier for the video