Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson appeared on Fox News and said if he was president, he wouldn’t visit the towns and families of mass shootings because he’d be too busy. After making the statement, he said he’d have to go to “the next one.”

“Dr. Carson, would you go?” host Brian Kilmeade asked.

“Probably not,” Carson said. “I mean, I would probably have so many things on my agenda that I would go to the next one. Anything that they’ve proposed doesn’t stop anything. Guns don’t kill people, and the Second Amendment is extremely important. And Daniel Webster said that America would never suffer tyranny because people are armed.”

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