Ben Carson: "Sacrifice" of those in Oregon may "trigger an appropriate response the next time"

Ben Carson says he is “very glad” his comments in the aftermath of the shooting in Oregon about attacking the shooter have started a conversation about the appropriate way to react during a mass shooting.

The former neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate has been criticized in the past week for telling Fox News that if he had been at the shooting he would have attacked the gunman to prevent him from killing more people.

“Not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me,” Carson said on Fox. “I would say, ‘Hey guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.’”

Responding on Wednesday to the controversy over his comments, Carson said he thought the “sacrifice” of those in Oregon might be what triggers what he called an “appropriate response” next time to prevent less death.