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.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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