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Ben Carson on 2nd Amendment: People
Can ´Protect Themselves From an
Overly Aggressive Gov´t’

Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 7/22/2014 3:19:16 PM

Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and the author of six best-selling books, said the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution was put there so Americans could support the military, if needed, during a domestic invasion but “more importantly, so that people could protect themselves from an overly aggressive government, if that ever happened.” 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 people’s weapons, which “we don’t ever want to allow” in America. Carson, awarded the Presidential

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 7/22/2014 3:24:40 PM     (No. 9935645)

Interesting. This is both more definitive than anything he has said previously, and more clear-cut. It is also backpedaling on statements he´s made in the past that were less supportive of the Second Amendment. It is far superior to say, a Chris Christie. (Roll-eyes) Positioning?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: terrywhite, 7/22/2014 3:25:12 PM     (No. 9935647)

Sounds like Dr. Carson understands the purpose of the 2nd Amendment. It doesn´t have anything to do with hunting privileges as President Clinton and Democrats in general seem to always assert.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: curious1, 7/22/2014 3:38:28 PM     (No. 9935670)

Exactly, #1. The only question now is, were his previous statements based on popular media influences and ignorance, which he has corrected, or what he actually believes and how he would actually comport himself as a president.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/22/2014 4:03:41 PM     (No. 9935710)

They removed my last post. I think we should all find a way to protect ourselves, with all this pre-planned violence going around these days.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 7/22/2014 4:19:25 PM     (No. 9935731)

If the doctor had even a bit of executive experience it would be easy to determine his non ignorance or political speak statements.
He has great cheerleader qualities but we already know why the 2nd was made part of the Bill of Rights.
if he did not grasp that early he isn´t ready for any office except as a medical adviser.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/22/2014 4:31:22 PM     (No. 9935754)

That is exactly what the 2nd amendment is for - so the citizen can defend themselves from the government.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 7/22/2014 4:58:35 PM     (No. 9935804)

Remember the Battle of Athens, TN, 1946 (or if you didn´t know about it, then learn about it). It should be taught to every school child. Tell your children. Tell your grandchildren. The Second Amendment is the doomsday provision of the Constitution.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/22/2014 5:22:26 PM     (No. 9935835)

No. 5. Did anyone ask that about OBAMA before they elected him twice I wonder?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: thewarden, 7/22/2014 7:36:51 PM     (No. 9935965)

My mom got to meet Dr. Carson yesterday at a Costco book signing. She went shopping and he happened to be there--she waited over 2 hours on a whim (which is amazing because she is 83) and was thrilled as he shook her hand! Wish I had known--I would have gone. Love this man. Bless him.

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