'Maybe I'll Bring Some Weapons With Me' to Debate, Carson Quips

Carson made the remarks ahead of the Republican debate on Dec. 15.

“Um, well maybe I’ll bring some weapons with me, spice it up a little bit,” Carson said laughing in response to a question asking if he needs to ramp up his debate rhetoric or go on the attack to grab more attention.

Recent polling both nationally and in Iowa has shown Carson slipping, most recently down to 9 percent in Monday’s Monmouth University poll — the first time he has been in the single digits since mid-August.