Skip to comments.Ben Carson on Hannity: "maybe GZ should have had a taser"
Posted on 07/17/2013 6:37:49 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
Sorry, Ben Carson may be "intelligent" but he is still a moron. On Hannity he just said that GZ should have had a taser instead of a gun. He alsothinks it was 2nd or 3nd degree murder.
This follows comments by his that the 2A perhaps should be restricted by zip code.
A lot of people may be a fan of this guy, but he is clueless to issues regarding the Constitution, self defense or the 2A.
he has a right to either of them ben. he decided on a gun. he has the right.
Yep...he’s proving to be an idiot.
I am flabbergasted how any body can read the Florida Criminal statue and come to the conclusion that 2nd murder or manslaughter applies.
He’s a wonderful man, but naive, I’m afraid. And we do not need a sweet, naive person as president.
Probably wouldn’t have been a bad idea, honestly. Tasers work.
Well played sir.
A well trained dog would have been a real asset.
You don’t want to taser someone if they are attached to you
George bought the gun because of dogs.
Never bring a taser to a dog fight.
Reading the statute or not. If a guy is bashing your head against the ground, breaking your nose and reaching for your weapon, it is illogical and ignorant to say that it is not purely self-defense.
We have a broken country filled with proudly ignorant people. Everyone seems to know better than others, and are proud to spout off to everyone.
“Yep...hes proving to be an idiot.”
Yeah, he’s certainly no brain surgeon. Oh!
Seriously, is there not one conservative politician, or public figure in this country that will not ultimately wind up being a big disappointment? This stuff is getting old real quick!!
And don’t yo7 get one shot with a taser? What if you miss?
Sorry, but if you do not understand the words “shall not be infringed” you have no reason to be anywhere near the Oval Office.
Coulda, shoulda, woulda?
How about a Louisville Slugger or just running over Trayvon with his Truck?
Oh that’s right, Zimmerman was pinned to the ground by Saint Skittles.
Sigh. Thinking with his pigment instead of his brain. And in killjoys, murderland at that! (locals sometimes call Baltimore Maryland)
So sick of spell check. KILLMORE MURDERLAND. There. They Sony mess withy prose in all caps!!!
He’s being naive by choice. One needs to have a backbone to be forthcoming with ‘an opinion’ that many don’t want to hear.
And often, Tasers don't work. You've got one shot, and if one of your two electrodes misses, you're SOL.
Not to mention, if someone is on drugs, a Taser cannot compare to the devastating and incapacitating damage to soft tissue, nerves and organs effected by a jacketed hollow point round.
Maybe Martin shouldn’t have started hitting Zimmerman.
It probably going to be hard to find anyone you agree with 100% of the time (Remember what Ed Koch said). I can live with agreeing with someone 80-90% of the time. Carson is a good man.
How about a taser with hollow points? As Si Robertson says “they need to put the lethal back in non-lethal weapon”.
At some point, we are/were all naive.
Dr Carson needs our support, not our condemnation.
That said, a taser might have done a better job. Of course, I will still carry a 9mm.
...also that Julian Bond was one of his heroes....
Trust but verify....must not forget that.
There’s multi-shot Tasers that can even be used as handheld contact zappers. A Taser would have certainly gotten Trayvon off George in the scenario that George found himself in.
He’ a brain surgeon, so he must know what he is talking about/s
I’ve heard it called Bodymore, Murderland.
Dr. Carson is a good man. I think he deserves some slack.
Another idol with feet of clay.
I guess blood is thicker than purple drank.
I have a lot of respect for Larry Elder for telling it like it is. I would vote for Larry Elder before Ben Carson.
These little button screens. They’re getting me down.
It was nice knowing you Ben. Bye Bye now.
Too bad. I had high hopes for Carson. He’s too intelligent to have actually read up on what happened and came to this conclusion.
Don’t taze me cracka
Your thoughts on this matter have shown me that I must never support you politically, so I never will.
Have a nice life, Dr. Carson.
He would be OK as a mayor of an already democrat run city but I doubt he has what it takes to fight for his moderation.
Nope. He's a neurosurgeon. He's highly intelligent. Instead, he's proving that black people will almost always side with other black people regardless of the facts. Especially when black people get all whipped up like this. It should be obvious to all that tribalism is clearly the strongest among the black race.
HA! HA! HA!
Catch us if you can Holder!
Shots! Shots! Shots!
America! Hell yea!
You will never catch the Crazy Ass Crackermobile!
If someone has his hands you and you tase him, what happens?
The zip code thing is really ignorant. Evidently he doesn't believe that Eric Holder's people are created equal, just like Eric.
I carry a 13 oz. bear spray in addition to my CC. The bear spray is said to discourage an 800 lb bear. I wouldn’t bet my life on it, but I also don’t want to spend a couple years in court just because some thug wannabe wants to start something. Of course, if I was out numbered or in a really precarious situation, I think I’d go for the gun. But, I would not let an unarmed thug get within striking distance before giving him a jolt of hi-test capsaicin.
Save your breath, he’ll be deemed “unacceptable” or “not conservative enough” or fail to toe the line on one narrow issue like this or another for the Circular Firing Squad known as conservatives who fail to understand that perfect is the enemy of good.
I don’t believe he thought it through.
...but most of us here have been burned once too often by 'good men' in politics.
....If Carson doesn't know enough about the Zimmerman case to opine......he should have taken a pass.
...Carson's 3rd degree or manslaughter with one or two year sentence statement... and everyone is happy was ridiculous.
If he had followed this case at all, he would have know George was looking at 30 years for manslaughter alone.
Neither he nor Michael Bond wanted to acknowledge George's lack of racism in his personal life.
It all is just getting ridiculous!
I am going to guess he didn't know all the facts and was being asked to opine on something he shouldn't have been.
Maybe so, but he wouldn’t be a good politician or leader for America.
Just heard him say those things on Hannity and was very disappointed (again).
I really like Carson but, you’re right, he’s made some very strange and disappointing comments on 2A matters.
We are waaayyyyy past ridiculous. Entering the Twilight Zone where thugs are now given candlelight vigils and are hailed throughout the country. And then supposedly intelligent brain surgeons pick apart the victim for acting in a split second manner and getting out with their life (thankfully).
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