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.

 

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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