“The likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed,” Carson said Thursday to CNN.
Carson was arguing that gun control laws often have a historically negative effect.
He was asked about a passage in his book, “A More Perfect Union,” in which he wrote “through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.”
Host Wolf Blitzer asked Carson, “Just clarify, if there had been no gun control laws in Europe at that time, would six million Jews have been slaughtered?”
“I’m telling you that there is a reason that these dictatorial people take the guns first,” Carson said after saying that he doubted Hitler would have been able to see his plot through.
The BBC described how Ben Carson’s brand of equivocating with the evil of the Holocaust was offensive:
The Anti-Defamation League, an anti-Semitism monitoring group, has previously said that drawing compairsons between the gun control debate in the US and the Holocaust was “historically inaccurate and offensive”, especially to Holocaust survivors and their families.
The BBC also cited an example of armed resistance, writing: “In 1943, armed Jews in the Warsaw ghetto fought the Nazis. Jews Killed about 20 Nazis, but about 13,000 Jews died in the uprising.”
Ben Carson obviously has no idea what he is talking about.
For more on this, read the article from BBC titled: “Ben Carson say guns may have stopped Holocaust.“