Somewhere in Dr. Carson’s history is a moment when he attempted to stab a friend with a knife.
The argument was over something stupid, and Dr. Carson claimed he had a real come-to-Jesus moment when the knife hit his friend’s belt buckle.
Thus, he should know that guns are not the only way to violently harm others.
Not to excuse his ignorance, but to explain it: Dr. Carson’s opinions about firearms law may be jaundiced by his background and current employment.
He Grew up in Detroit in the 50s and 60s. Later, he lived in Maryland and worked in Johns Hopkins. Firearms law in Michigan at that time didn’t include concealed carry during the 60s. It did (and still does) include Police-permission-to-purchase-a-pistol requirement. Maryland’s firearms laws are much worse. The odds of running into a liberty-minded gun owner while working at an academic hospital in Maryland are low.