In an interview with Urban View host Karen Hunter Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson recounted a story about being held up at gunpoint at a Popeyes.

“Guy comes in, puts the gun to my ribs and I just said, ‘I believe that you want the guy behind the counter,'” Carson recalled.

Earlier this week, during a conversation on FOX & Friends about gun control and the shooting at Umpqua Community College, Carson gave a different answer as to how he would respond to a gunman: “I would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would say, ‘Hey guys, everybody attack him. He might shoot me, but he can’t get us all.'”

Carson addressed the contrast between his statements Thursday on The Michael Smerconish Program.

“They’re two very different situations. You’ve got a crazy person who’s shooting people and is clearly going to continue to do that versus somebody who’s coming in to try to get a little bit of cash. Now I’m not justifying the fact that he’s coming in to rob the place, but you’ve got to be able to distinguish between somebody who’s trying to rob a joint and somebody who is trying to kill you,” the candidate said.

Carson also said that he would not have used a firearm during the Popeyes robbery, even if he had been carrying one.

“See, that’s one of the myths. Some people think just because you have a firearm, you’re going to be irrational and you’re going to be using it … I wasn’t fearful for my life at all. I knew why [the robber] was there.”

In light of a Daily Beast article questioning whether or not Carson’s story is true, POTUS‘ Jared Rizzi asked the candidate if there is any more information available.

“I don’t know. To me it wasn’t that big of deal, to be honest with you … Really, what you’re saying is ‘are you lying about that? Is that something that you’re making up?’ And why would I be doing that?” Cason said. “As a God-fearing Christian, it’s something that happened. It’s not something I made up.”

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