Republicans rip Obama on gun control after Dallas shootings
Republicans once again are using a tragedy to advocate for guns and against those who wish to regulate them.
Speaking to reporters earlier in Warsaw, Poland, the president called the shooting a “wrenching reminder of the sacrifices” law enforcement makes for the American people, but also remarked “that when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately it makes it more deadly and more tragic, and in the days ahead we are going to have to consider those realities as well.”
Ben Carson lit into Obama within the first hour of his remarks.
“Now is definitely not the time to get political,” the former Republican presidential candidate and Donald Trump surrogate told “Fox & Friends” when asked about Obama’s comments. “Now is the time to use logic and ask ourselves, why do we have a Constitution? Why do we have a Second Amendment? They’re always saying you don’t need a high powered weapon to hunt deer. The Constitution is not about deer hunting. It’s about people being able to defend themselves from an overly aggressive government or an external invasion.”
Asked what he would say as president, Carson said he would ask the country to “imagine 24 or 48 hours with no police. What would your life be like?”
“Yes, there are some bad apples and, yes, we will find ways to deal with them but in no way do we indict the entire police force,” Carson said.