Joe Biden's (horrible) advice on self-defense

Noted firearms "expert" Joe Biden was taking questions from his constituents yesterday about the administrations proposal to reduce gun violence. One question, from Kate Ernest, asked the question:

"Do you believe that banning certain weapons and capacity magazines will mean that law-abiding citizens will become more of a target to criminals as we will have no way to sufficiently protect ourselves."

Decent question. The answer however…sub optimal.

Here's the VP's response to Ms. Ernest:

"If you want to protect yourself, get a double‑barrel shotgun.  Have the shells, a 12‑gauge shotgun, and I promise you as I told my wife We live in an area that's wooded and somewhat secluded.  Said, "Jill, if there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here or walk out, put that double‑barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.  I promise you who is ever coming in is not going to, you don't need an AR‑15.  It's harder to aim, it's harder to use. And in fact, you don't need 30 rounds to protect yourself.  Buy a shotgun.  Buy a shotgun."

"If I was Joe Biden, I would not tell my wife to get a shotgun.  You know what I'm saying?" Glenn joked. "I just, I would be careful of telling her, "Hey, I could be back.  Get a shotgun."  But I'm sure he's a delight to live with."

Glenn quickly noted that Joe probably shouldn't have used the words "I promise you" in his response. He doesn't have a clue what someone is going to do, but they do know — thanks to the VP's specificity — that you just fired your double barrel shotgun, which means until you reload you're practically unarmed.

Beyond that, why has he instructed his wife to go outside on the porch when someone is breaking in?

"How irresponsible is that?  Who tells their wife, 'You know what, honey?  Just fire a couple of shots.'  I've never told my wife that, never," Glenn said. "You don't pick up a gun unless you're prepared to kill something…Anybody who knows anything about gun safety, they will tell you:  You don't fire warning shots."

Glenn went on to explain exactly what he has told his wife to do in that situation…and not one bit of it involved a shotgun or going outside.

"Honey, you grab the gun" Not a shotgun, because a shotgun will put her on her butt.  I did get her a Walther, it's a great little gun. She can shoot that and she can shoot that really well and she goes out to the range.  She's a better shot than I am, and I'm a good shot," he said.

He went on to explain he told her to tell the intruder that she is armed, feels threatened, and she will shoot them if they don't identify themselves.

"And then if they ‑‑ if they still come forward, then it's, "I'm about to throw up!  And I have combination skin!" Pat joked, referring to the story yesterday out of Colorado University.

When you look at the choices being given to American citizens for self-defense, it's amazingly clear who has the best ones — the people.

Colorado Congressmen have offered rape whistles and ballpoint pens.

Joe Biden thinks shooting a double-barrel shotgun out into no man's land will do the trick.

And the University of Coloradio offered their ingenious tips like "passive resistance" and kicking off your shoes…

What's Glenn's advice? Don't take any of their advice… Legally buy a gun and learn how to use it responsibly.

 

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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