On Thursday, likely against the heed of his Campaign Manager Barry Bennett, the Republican presidential candidate made the latest of the many, many references to Hitler that have marked his campaign this far. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Carson about a passage from his book “A More Perfect Union,” that essentially blamed the Holocaust on gun control in Germany:
German citizens were disarmed by their government in the late 1930s, and by the mid-1940s Hitler’s regime had mercilessly slaughtered six million Jews and numerous others whom they considered inferior ... Through a combination of removing guns and disseminating deceitful propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.
In response, Carson said that the “likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed.”
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Like any person who’s trying to become the leader of the United States of America would, Carson has been peppering Hitler references here and there over the past few months, like dropping daisies in the graveyard of his presidential campaign.