On Glenn Beck‘s radio show this week, newly-found conservative hero Dr. Benjamin Carson took a surprisingly different stance from most conservatives on the issue of gun control, saying that people shouldn’t be able to own semi-automatic weapons if they live in large cities.
Carson created controversy this year when during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C., he went into a rant criticizing ObamaCare, “political correctness,” and tax policy — as Obama sat and listened. Many slammed the speech as inappropriate given that the event is traditionally non-political, but he was immediately lauded as a hero by many conservatives and was swarmed with speculation about a possible future in politics.
When Beck questioned Carson about the Second Amendment, Carson began with the typical pro-gun argument, saying that the Second Amendment has a purpose and that “people do have the right to have weapons.”
But when asked about 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 I’m 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 said.
He went on to add that if you live “out in the country somewhere by yourself, I have no problem.”
Watch Dr. Ben Carson’s comments in the video below.