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Ben Carson On Oregon Shooting: 'I Would Not Just Stand There and Let Him Shoot Me' (Video)

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson recently claimed he "would not just stand there and let" the Oregon gunman shoot him, but would have led a charge against Chris Harper-Mercer, who was armed with six guns (video below).

Carson made his comments while appearing on "Fox & Friends" on Oct. 6 where he also said, "Guns don’t kill people, and the Second Amendment is extremely important," reports

"Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade later asked Carson, "But Dr. Carson, if a gunman walks up and puts a gun at you and asks 'What religion are you?' That is the ultimate test of your faith."

Carson replied:

I’m glad you asked that question, because 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!”

Of course, that scenario depends on everyone attacking the gunman at the exact same time for it to work.

Carson also appeared on "The View" where he debated abortion, notes (video below).

“The babies, I mean, we’re killing babies all over the place,” Carson told the co-hosts.

Goldberg asked Carson about having empathy for women who sometimes make the choice to have an abortion.

“I'm very empathetic, very empathetic," Carson claimed. "And what I have said is that this is a job for us in the private sector. What we need to do is make sure we provide adequate daycare centers for these mothers so that they can get their GED, their--"

"You’re assuming that these are mothers who are not educated,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg responded. "I'm talking about women who make that--."

“I’m talking about most of them,” Carson interjected.

Carson went on to talk about young women who have kids "out of wedlock" and stop their education, even though Goldberg said she was not referring to those women.

Carson also claimed that Obamacare was crammed down people's throats, when in reality it was passed via voting through Congress and signed by President Obama.

(Note: Oregon shooter question is at 3:45 mark)

Sources:, / Photo Credit: Fox News Screenshot


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