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10/28/2014 10:42 am ET Updated Oct 28, 2014

Mike Huckabee Cites Canadian Parliament Shooting While Criticizing Obama On Gun Control

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) cited the Oct. 23 shooting in Ottawa, Canada, while criticizing President Barack Obama on gun control.

In a post on his website Tuesday, Huckabee mentioned how at the Canadian Parliament building, where the shooting took place, some members "barricaded themselves in a room, broke off flagpoles and stood around the door, ready to impale anyone who burst in with the sharp end of the flagpoles." Huckabee then mentioned Canada's Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, who is credited with firing multiple shots and killing the gunman.

"So if you’re keeping score, once again: a would-be mass murderer who might have wiped out half the Canadian government was not stopped by sharpened flagpoles. He was stopped by a good guy with a gun," Huckabee wrote.

The former presidential contender then went on to ask readers where they "stand on the Obama administration's efforts to implement gun control laws."

Read Huckabee's entire post here.

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