Well, his commend about semi-automatic weapons is disappointing, but I think he can be educated, let’s not “throw out the baby with the bathwater”, as they say.
He also said (in the same article you linked):
“Asked by Beck for his thoughts on the Second Amendment, Carson gave the popular pro-gun argument: “There’s a reason for the Second Amendment; people do have the right to have weapons.”
That's really big of him. The dude's a Fudd at best. He is disqualified. The rest of the RINO crap will trickle out over time.
Missed Dr. Carson’a speech; hope it will be rebroadcast. Have heard him before and I too have faith that he can be educated on semi-automatic firearms. We should be aware that he has spent many years at Johns Hopkins; their School of Public Health is the source of much anti firearms rights propaganda.