Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Wednesday that when he had a gun pointed at him, he told the attacker to approach someone else, as The Hill flagged.
Carson had said, following the shooting at an Oregon community college, that he would’ve stormed the gunman and that he had never seen a bullet-hole ravaged body more “devastating” than the thought of taking gun rights away.
Carson shared a personal anecdote on Sirius XM Radio on Wednesday.
“I have had a gun held on me when I was in a Popeye’s,” Carson said, reportedly referring to a Baltimore location of the fast food chain.
“Guy comes in, puts the gun in my ribs,” he added. “And I just said, ‘I believe that you want the guy behind the counter.’”
“He said, ‘Oh, OK.'”
You can hear some of Carson’s comment at the 1:09 mark: