Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson claimed on Oct. 6 that he would have led the charge against the shooter in Roseburg, Oregon, but admitted on Oct. 7 that he once "redirected" a gunman to go after a Popeye's fast-food restaurant employee in Baltimore to save himself (video below).
“Guy comes in, put the gun in my ribs," Carson told SiriusXM radio, according to The Hill. "And I just said, ‘I believe that you want the guy behind the counter.'"
When speaking about the shooting at Umpqua Community College on Oct. 1, Carson told "Fox & Friends" on Oct. 6: "Not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would say, 'Hey guys, everybody attack him! He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all!'"
Carson stood by his remarks on "CBS This Morning" on Oct. 7 by claiming to plant the idea in people's minds to enable them when they are confronted by a gunman in the future.