On “The Kelly File” last night, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson reacted to comments President Barack Obama made about the deadly shooting at a South Carolina church that killed 9 people.
“I’ve had to make statements like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times.
We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hand on a gun.
Now is the time for mourning and for healing. But let’s be clear: at some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”
When Megyn Kelly asked Carson if he thinks Obama’s tone was appropriate, he answered, “Certainly not the tone that I would have adopted. I think we have to start going to the heart of the matter. The heart of the matter is not guns. The heart of the matter is the heart, the heart and soul of people.”
Carson said the alleged suspect did not wake up yesterday and turn into a “maniac.”
He said the country needs to start concentrating on instilling the right kind of values in young people.
“I hope we the American people can come to the understanding that we are not each other’s enemies,” Carson stated. “The enemies are those who are stoking the flames of division trying to divide us in every category and weakening us as a society.”
Obama’s statement regarding mass violence not happening in other advanced countries has been proven untrue, as Powerline lists 18 other mass killings over the past 3 decades in other advanced countries.
Behring Anders Breivik killed 75, 2011, Norway
Mohammed Merah killed 7, 2012, France
Genildo Ferreira de França killed 14, 1997, Brazil
Michael Robert Ryan killed 16, 1987, UK
Eric Borel killed 15, 1995, France
Friedrich Leibacher killed 14, 2001,Switzerland
Christian Dornier killed 14, 1989, France
Ljubiša Bogdanović killed 13, 2013, Serbia
Derrick Bird killed 12, 2010, UK
Robert Steinhäuser killed 16, 2002, Germany
Tim Kretschmer killled 15, 2009, Germany
Wellington Menezes de Oliveira killed 12, 2011, Brazil
Bai Ningyang killed 12, 2006, China
Juhani Matti Saari killed 10, 2008, Finland
Huanming Wu killed 9, 2010, China
Ahmed Ibragimov killed 41, 1999, Russia
Ami Popper killed 7, 1990, Israel
Antoní Blažka killed 6, 2013, Czech Republic