Carson on Obama's SC Shooting Remarks: 'The Heart of the Matter Is Not Guns'
On "The Kelly File" tonight, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson reacted to comments President Barack Obama made about last night's deadly shooting at a South Carolina church.
"Now is the time for mourning and for healing," Obama said. "But let’s be clear: at some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries."
The suspect in the fatal shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston killed nine people, including pastor and state Sen. Clementa Pinckney.
Megyn Kelly asked Carson if he thinks Obama's tone was appropriate.
"Certainly not the tone that I would have adopted," Carson stated. "I think we have to start going to the heart of the matter. The heart of the matter is not guns. The heart of the matter is the heart, the heart and soul of people."
Carson said the alleged suspect did not wake up yesterday and turn into a "maniac."
He said the country needs to start concentrating on instilling the right kind of values in young people.
"I hope we the American people can come to the understanding that we are not each other's enemies," Carson stated. "The enemies are those who are stoking the flames of division trying to divide us in every category and weakening us as a society."
Watch the video above.
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