Rape survivor on gun control: How does rendering me defenseless protect you against a violent crime?

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Tuesday on The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn interviewed five rape survivors who were staunch supporters of the second amendment. In the current post-Sandy Hook political climate, federal and state legislators across the country are pushing for increased gun control. But the women who joined Glenn tonight made strong arguments about why they disagreed with the infringement of the right to bear arms.

The show focused heavily around comments made by Democratic state legislators in Colorado about how women should handle a potential attacked.

Colorado state Rep. Joe Salazar said, "It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at."

Many of the women were insulted by these remarks, specifically criticizing the efforts of progressive politicians eagerness to pass laws related to abortion and what happens to a woman's body, while at the same time denying them the choice to carry a gun as protection.

But comments weren't only directed at politicians at the state level. the During the interview, Kim Corban Weeks derided Joe Biden's comments on how people can still go out and buy a shotgun.

Biden told a crowd, "If you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel shotgun. Have the shells for a 12 gauge shotgun, and I promise you, as I told my wife—we live in an area that’s wooded and somewhat secluded—I said, Jill, if there’s ever problem, just walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that double-barreled shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. I promise you whoever’s coming in is not going. You don’t need an AR15. 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."

Weeks said, "With all due respect to happen when she's done with those two shots and they keep coming? Do you really think those warning shots are going to fend somebody off?"

"It's a slippery slope," she added. "Why would you mandate how many shots I can have."

Weeks wasn't the only one disturbed by the anti-gun rhetoric coming from politicians.

Glenn asked the women if there was anything they wanted to make sure the audience heard. Amanda Collins, who was raped on her campus's gun-free zone not far from the campus police, spoke up about why she disagrees with taking away the "equalizing factor" of the gun.

"It's nice that I was in a safe zone but my attacker didn't care that I was in a safe zone. I was denied the one equalizing factor that I had when I was up against a man who was much larger than me," Collins said. "A firearm is the one equalizing factor."

"And there's a lot of hypotheticals being thrown out there...but this is my reality," she said.

"My biggest question that I yet to get an answer on is: How does rendering me defenseless protect you against a violent crime?" Collins said.

When Glenn asked them whether gun control was about guns or control, they all agreed it was about control.

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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.

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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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