Skip to comments.Ben Carson on 2nd Amendment: People Can 'Protect Themselves From an Overly Aggressive Gov'tí
Posted on 07/23/2014 9:34:02 AM PDT by rktman
Carson added that gun rights under the 2nd Amendment are vitally important, that he would never compromise the 2nd Amendment in any way, and that one of the first things dictators do is confiscate peoples weapons, which we dont ever want to allow in America.
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He started off iffy about guns but has come around. I’m just not sure how much is heart felt conviction and how much is political expediency.
A bit of damage control, me thinks.
Well, that’s the silliest argument. There will be no frontal assault and, well, if there is ... drones, tanks, technology beyond reason, etc.
However, we do have the right to bear arms. It can protect us against many things. But to think it would protect us from a determined government is laughable.
His prior comments
“Asked by Beck for his thoughts on the Second Amendment, Carson gave the popular pro-gun argument: Theres a reason for the Second Amendment; people do have the right to have weapons.
But when asked whether people should be allowed to own semi-automatic weapons, the doctor replied: It depends on where you live.
I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and Im afraid that that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it, Carson elaborated.”
Will it be useful to take the driver out as he’s taking a dump outside his tank? Or the fuel truck driver? Or any number of other soft targets?
There are 80 million gun owners in the US.
If “drones, tanks, technology beyond reason, etc.” were supremely effective we’d have won in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Balkans, etc., etc. yet we didn’t. Why was that, do you think?
He's learning the words but can he sing the melody?
The key to your argument is a “Determined Government”. A determined government must have a taste for the blood of the governed. The chances of us having a military willing to move against our people is tempered by the strength of our governors and their influence over the national guard. As a nation we are yet to large for central command and control and have sufficiently divided authority so as to make protecting one’s self from the government remains a second amendment issue.
Barack, Harry and company are working to fix that.
No, he's probably starting to take all this "Carson for President" talk seriously.
Disagree - There is a post (very old) on FR, “What can one man do against an army” or similar title.
Who said anything about a frontal assault?
Given this thread from last year, the governors [in general] have zero strength when it comes to exercising their authority against the federal government. I mailed, via registered mail, nearly all the governors — of the replies that I got back most were of the
this is a federal issue strain.
If he becomes POTUS, maybe he can get 18 USC 922(o), or heck, Chapter 4 of the GCA of 68 turned over!
I also remember him being a little “iffy” on the Second Amendment. A month or so ago I received a phone call that was supposedly a poll but was directed towards Dr. Carson and fund raising for him. As I recall they read a statement by him. I said I didn’t know enough about him to support him at this time but wouldn’t rule it out in the future or donate at this time. I brought up the Second Amendment issue and indicated it meant a lot to me and that I believed he had sidestepped it or not been explicit in his support for it. I’m sure I’m not alone in mentioning that and this could be the result. So is he expressing conviction or saying what he believes he should say?
He’s evolving, as he has a finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing.
Wanna bet he took a lot of flack for his previous statement(s) regarding this issue?
I would hope so. Flack I mean. Sometimes people get so ingrained in their circle they miss a more worldly view of things. Gotta get outside the circle once in a while to get a better handle on the world.