Gov. Cuomo attacks "assault" weapons with seemingly no knowledge of what they are

Liberal New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered a fiery attack on against "assault" rifles during his State of the State address yesterday.

"I know, I know that the issue of gun control is hard.  I know it's political.  I know it's controversial, but we are proposing today common sense measures!  And I say to you forget the extremists.  It's simple!  No one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs…"

No one hunts with an assault rifle? Really, Gov. Cuomo? Someone clearly didn't do their research before delivering this address — that, or he thinks the citizens of New York State are too stupid to know better.

"Everyone who is a hunter, I would like you to verify and send a letter to this pinhead, the governor of New York, who has no clue what an assault rifle even is," Glenn said to his radio audience. "What is an assault rifle?  Let me tell you what an assault rifle is.  An assault rifle is something that if you spray paint it black, it looks spooky. If you spray paint it green and camouflage, it doesn't look spooky. If you remove the plastic black stock and you put a wood stock in it, it's a hunting rifle. It's a hunting rifle. If you have an AR‑15, you're damn right you go and shoot a deer with it. It's a rifle! Assault rifle? Who was it that started calling them assault rifles, do you suppose? It was the left that needed a term to call them."

Glenn continued to explain that if you go into a gun store you can get the exact same rifles in camo and in black. The camo rifle looks clearly like a hunting rifle, while the black one looks "scary".

Cuomo's version of an "assault" rifle.

Cuomo's version of a "hunting" rifle.

All automatic rifles are being painted to look like mass murdering machine guns by politicians and the mainstream media.

"An AR‑15 is just a rifle unless it has a fully automatic switch on it and then it becomes a machine gun," Glenn explained. "But you can't buy that. You can't buy the new ones."

Stu also noted that the old ones (pre-1986) can only be purchased with a collectors license, or you have to be rich to get them. Their cost is insane due to their scarcity — nearly $20,000, maybe more.

"Make a promise to yourself that you will stop calling rifles assault weapons," Glenn asked of listeners. "Stop calling them assault weapons.  They are rifles.  That's all they are.  Rifles."

Assault rifles, rifles, whatever they're being called by the press, there is really no explanation why they're being discussed so heavily outside of opportunism. This giant gun debate really ramped up after Sandy Hook. The shooter at Sandy Hood did not use an assault rifle.

The point is, the term "assault" weapon is not only irrelevant to this case, but it's a game being used by progressives. If they change the language they can change the argument — they do it every time.

"It is a progressive game," Glenn said. "So stop using 'assault weapons'. I don't care if the State calls it an 'assault weapons' ban. It's not an assault weapons ban. It is an automatic weapons ban."

A Russian submarine equipped with a “doomsday weapon” — a nuclear bomb that Russia claims can create a "radioactive tsunami" — has apparently vanished from its base in the White Sea, according to reports.

NATO has reportedly warned that the "Belgorod," a massive nuclear submarine, has "gone missing" from a Russian base in the Arctic Circle, and officials are concerned that Russia could be gearing up to test its advanced weapon system known as "Poseidon" or the "weapon of the Apocalypse."

Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, has suddenly been declared combat-ready after years of setbacks, technology issues, and delays.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck detailed just how powerful Russia's "missing" submarine really is and broke down how these "coincidental" current events mirror those that led up to World War II.

"It's really not a good thing ... but the world has gone through things like this before," Glenn said. "In the end, after it's all over, good things can happen. You just gotta get to the other side."

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Did the FBI just get away with the BIGGEST armed robbery in US history?

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In 2021, an armed group broke into a U.S. Private Vaults store in Beverly Hills and stole $86 million worth of valuables — the largest armed robbery in U.S. history. That "armed group" was the FBI. Now, it appears that the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles "misled" the judge who signed the warrant for the seizure and still haven't returned the stolen goods to the 700 customers affected, according to newly disclosed court filings.

The details of the government’s alleged deception have come to light in a class-action lawsuit by U.S. Private Vaults customers who say the raid violated their rights, the Los Angeles Times reported. The FBI and U.S. attorney’s office denied misleading the judge, and a spokesperson claimed the warrants were lawfully executed.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed some of the shocking story's details and discussed why incidents like this may become more common.

"None of the customers have been charged with any crimes. Not a single customer, out of the 700, not a single customer has been charged with a crime, but they can't get their stuff back," Glenn noted. "And this is going to happen more and more."

"It's incomprehensible that this stuff goes on in the United States of America," Stu said. "If you were to tell me this happened, you know, in Russia, I'd expect it. The fact that the United States government is claiming and just taking stuff from citizens all around the country with no crime, many times without even being charged, let alone ... conviction."

"Listen to this," Glenn continued. "The lawsuit also claims that some of the box holders who came forward to reclaim their seized property were then subjected to another investigation. If you went to the FBI and said, 'I want my stuff back,' the FBI examined their bank accounts, their DMV records, their tax return, and any criminal history checks."

However, box holders who decided to forfeit their property were also suspected of trying to "avoid becoming an FBI target," Glenn noted.

"So, you're guilty if you walk away and you're guilty if you ask," Stu added.

"This is America, gang," Glenn said. "It doesn't seem like it because it's not a constitutional America. But this is the America we now live in, and it is important that you wake up and stand up. ... God's people have got to start standing up, or we'll lose freedom. The world's freedom will be on our heads."

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Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

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