In a Facebook Q&A on Monday, presidential candidate and real-life zombie Ben Carson wrote that while he’d “spent many a night pulling bullets out of bodies,” he “never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.”
Yes, well, to be fair, if you’re already 99% dead inside, it’s probably hard to break out of your torpor to experience empathy, or rational thought. Carson was responding to a question about whether the recent mass shooting in Oregon had changed his views on the Second Amendment, and he also had this to say:
“The Left would prefer to use these tragedies to advance a political agenda. To me, that is also devastatingly sad.”
To recap, here are the things Ben Carson believes are more devastating than violent death:
- Not having guns
- A political campaign for stricter gun control policies
Carson also informed USA Today on Tuesday that if he had a child in kindergarten, he would feel “much more comfortable” if their teacher was armed. Personally, I would feel much more comfortable if Ben Carson retreated to an Assisted Living Home for Addled Former Geniuses, but we can’t all get what we want this election season.
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