Ben Carson: ‘I Never Saw a Body with Bullet Holes That Was More Devastating’ Than Taking Away 2nd Amendment Rights

By Melanie Arter | October 6, 2015 | 10:27am EDT
GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson (AP Photo)


In a post on his Facebook page Monday night, GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said he “never saw a body with bullet holes more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away."

In response to a question from a supporter named Dan, who asked him how the tragedy in Oregon has altered his position as a Second Amendment supporter, Carson wrote, “Dan, I grew up in the slums of Detroit. I saw plenty of gun violence as a child. Both of my cousins were killed on the streets. As a Doctor, I spent many a night pulling bullets out of bodies.”

“There is no doubt that this senseless violence is breathtaking – but I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away,” Carson added.

“Serious people seek serious solutions. The Left would prefer to use these tragedies to advance a political agenda. To me, that is also devastatingly sad. The Left would have you believe that a man that asked Christians to stand up (and then executed them one by one) would obey ‘new gun laws’. That kind of logic explains many of the problems we find ourselves in today,” he wrote.

Five people were killed on Thursday when 26-year-old Christopher Harper-Mercer opened fire on classrooms at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. According to witness reports, Harper-Mercer asked his victims whether they were Christians and then shot his victims.

“He said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second,'” the father of one witness, Stacy Boylan, told CNN, relaying his daughter’s account while she underwent surgery to treat a gunshot to her spine, the Washington Post reported. “And then he shot and killed them.”

Autumn Vicari described what her brother J.J. witnessed during the shooting.

According to NBC: “Vicari said at one point the shooter told people to stand up before asking whether they were Christian or not. Vicari’s brother told her that anyone who responded ‘yes’ was shot in the head. If they said ‘other’ or didn’t answer, they were shot elsewhere in the body, usually the leg.”

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