Glenn interviews controversial gun shop owner

A Texas radio commercial created controversy after the instructor basically said he won't teach liberals how to shoot (because they have shown inability to make coherent decisions) nor Muslims. The instructor, Crockett Keller, appeared on radio today and Glenn pressed him to explain himself on the issue.

"Tell me about, that people do not have the first part of this," Glenn said. "If they're a socialist that voted for Barack Obama, you don't believe they have the sound judgment to be able to have a concealed weapon permit?"

"That was somewhat of a tongue in cheek jab at some of my liberal neighbors that I have around me," Keller explained. "You understand I put this ad on a small local country music station. Has about a, less than a 50‑mile radius. And, you know, I was pretty well speaking to my neighbors. Now that's somewhat expanded, I think."

Keller continued to joke, explaining that in the class he has to teach people in ten hours to use their judgment on whether or not to exercise deadly force when faced with a threat where they only have seconds to act. He joked that people who voted for Obama had a whole year and a half to decide whether or not that was the right choice and they still messed it up - so clearly they shouldn't be given the chance to have a gun.

Glenn and Pat both wondered whether the refusal to teach non-Christians, Muslims, or Arabs was also tongue-in-cheek or was he serious.

Why Keller was quick to say he had never rejected anyone, he was much more serious about that line.

"I have never turned anybody away. But the challenge to me is why am I supposed to teach these people how to use a weapon and to give them the ability to carry a weapon legally when we have seen these atrocious acts. Nidal Hasan here in Texas killed 17 Americans," Keller said.

The interview then took a more serious turn as Glenn wasn't a big fan of the broad generalization of all Muslims.

"Hang on just a second," Glenn said. "Wouldn't you have to judge people by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin or by their religion?"

Keller explained that the rationale behind his rule about Muslims was based on the hindsight he has of the 9/11 hijackers.

"Those flight instructors don't have the hindsight that I do," Keller said.

Glenn argued that the instructors should have been alarmed by red flags like they didn't want to now how to land the plane, not their ethnicity or religion.

"How comfortable would you feel to be out on the range, nine people out here and a Muslim, if you will, and everybody has weapons that are loaded ‑" Keller said.

"You don't even have to finish the sentence. I feel very, very comfortable because if there's a Muslim out there or a crazy man out there that isn't Muslim who's Christian, I've got eight other people around me with loaded guns. And the minute that guy starts to do anything, those are Texans with loaded guns. They'll shoot and kill him," Glenn said.

When Keller again used the example of the Fort Hood Shooter, Glenn again said that this shouldn't disqualify all Muslims from gun ownership and training.

"He was a guy who was perfectly clear on what he was doing and he was serving Allah the way he understands it. And we ignored all of the warning signs. And one of the warning signs was not that he was Muslim. One of the warning signs was that he was a Muslim extremist. And he was hanging out with all the wrong people," Glenn explained.

"Essentially your argument here is Nidal Hasan and others who are Muslim have done horrible things, therefore you're nervous and don't want to necessarily give the, you know, this class to them or to other Muslims, isn't that the same argument liberals use against people when they say, 'Hey, well, guns, people go out there, gun owners are going out there and they are committing these crimes; we should really crack down on gun ownership?' I mean, you can't just categorize people like that. I think you have the right instinct when you say if there's something suspicious going on, I'm going to not give it to them and I'm going to report it. But like when you just, you know, kind of broadly go out there and say all Muslims shouldn't ‑‑ can't take my class -" Stu said.

"I don't like the broad generalization. I appreciate the fact that you're watching carefully on who gets a gun, who doesn't get a gun. That's why you have the license to be able to recommend who gets a concealed weapons permit and who doesn't. But I have to tell ya, the more guns, the better quite honestly. The more people that are armed, we have to use common sense and we have to look for warning signs and then point those warning signs out. But I will tell you this: I feel very comfortable in Texas. The more people carrying a handgun, the safer we are. And I know a lot of liberals will say that's ridiculous, but it's absolutely true," Glenn said.

While the interview was cordial throughout, Glenn and Stu made it clear to listeners that if Keller was using race or religion as a litmus for getting their license then he was in the wrong.

"I would hope, the State of Texas is not going to let a guy who is a racist have this job very long. I would hope. If you're turning somebody away because of their religion or because of their race, you are in violation of the Constitution and you absolutely should not be doing it."

"He said he wasn't doing it which makes me kind of think it's kind of a, maybe a publicity sort of thing which kind of saying something, you know, kind of loudly in colorful, in a colorful manner trying to get attention," Stu said.

"If he's doing it, then he will be stopped. If he's not, then keep going. Content of character. It's all that matters," Glenn said.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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