The Baltimore Police Smacked Down Ben Carson On Twitter Over His ‘Held At Gunpoint’ Story

10.09.15 4 years ago 18 Comments

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson is seeing fallout for his controversial statements on gun control. His backtracking plan has been ongoing for days, but Carson keeps on saying things that are even more outrageous. Is he trying to one-up himself? He already started off like gangbusters by insisting he would have confronted the Oregon shooter: “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 later sort of said he didn’t mean to insult the Oregon victims, but his continuing statements are even more bizarre. In the above interview with CNN, Wolf Blitzer asked Carson about statements from his book, A More Perfect Union, which attributed the Holocaust to Germany’s gun-control laws. In response, Carson said, the “likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed.”

Then there was the sketchy story Carson told to Sirius XM on Wednesday. He described the time he was held at gunpoint in a Baltimore Popeye’s restaurant:

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