Ben Carson’s Dramatic Showdown With A Gunman: Here’s How He Reacted

Ben Carson’s Dramatic Showdown With A Gunman: Here’s How He Reacted

Dr. Ben Carson

2016 GOP Presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson was part of an armed robbery situation many years ago at a Popeye’s, Carson says.

According to The Hill:

“GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, under fire for advice about what to do when facing a gunman, late Wednesday recounted the time when a gun was pointed at him.

“I have had a gun held on me when I was in a Popeye’s,” Carson told host Karen Hunter on Sirius XM Radio, referencing an incident at a Baltimore fast-food restaurant.

“[A] guy comes in, put the gun in my ribs,” he added. “And I just said, ‘I believe that you want the guy behind the counter.’”

Carson sparked outrage on Tuesday by arguing that he would have physically attacked the shooter during last week’s rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.

“Not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me,” Carson said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.”

“I would say, ‘Everybody attack,’” he added. “’He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.’”



  1. I have thought of this often. I agree. I would probably attempt to jump the gunman. Having others help would be good. The reality of today, however, is that most people will stand around and just watch. Courage and integrity are no longer part of our corporate lives.

    • You can’t help subdue a gunman when you’ve got to hold your camera phone steady in order to catch all the action. :)

  2. I saw him interviewed by Megan Kelly, on the View, and some other news source. Every single time they twisted what he said and tried to put words in his mouth. He always came back at them with cool control and set them straight. I see that the news media purposely likes to stir up controversy.

  3. That is what the heroes did on 9/11 on flight 93 over Pennsylvania. A few guys stood up and said, “let’s roll” and then went for the terrorists in the cockpit and forced the plane into the ground rather than let the terrorists continue to their intended target.

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