THE FIRST and second world wars would never have happened if both sides had been armed, according to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson.
The former neurosurgeon also listed a number of other tragedies which could have been averted by a universally armed populace, including Chernobyl, the 1997 death of Princess Diana and the Great Flood.
Carson continued: “Whether it’s the Holocaust or a stubbed toe, bad things don’t happen to good people with guns.
“Cut up in traffic? Passed over for promotion at work? Disappointed that Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk still isn’t universally recognised as a classic? A gun will solve all of these problems and more.”
Carson, who is currently in second place behind Donald Trump but plans “to correct that error with my old pal, Mr .45”, has been throwing handfuls of guns to delighted crowds at campaign events.
But rival Republican Jeb Bush said: “In his praise of guns, Dr Carson is neglecting the crucial role played by bullets.
“That is discrimination, pure and simple.”