Following the deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon on Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said that lawmakers should not discuss gun control laws.
“Obviously, there are those who are going to be calling for gun control,” Carson told radio host Hugh Hewitt. “Obviously, that’s not the issue. The issue is the mentality of these people.”
He said that the U.S. needs to look for “early warning clues” about potential shooters in order to prevent tragedies like the Thursday shooting.
“What I worry about is when we get to the point were we say we need to have every gun registered, we have to know where the people are, and where their guns are, that’s very dangerous,” he said. “And that I wouldn’t agree with at all.”
A gunman opened fire on Thursday at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, leaving at least ten people dead.
Listen to Carson’s remarks: