Jake Tapper calls out Bloomberg, Obama on lack of gun knowledge

Mayor Bloomberg has let it be known nationwide that he is AGAINST "illegal guns" in his effort to expand gun control nationwide. Unfortunately, for him, he's also made is very apparent he doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. Seriously.

Last week on Jake Tapper's new CNN show, he took not only NYC Mayor Bloomberg to task, but President Obama as well. Tapper highlights a few of their arguments efforting to strengthen gun control, while clearly being clueless about the very firearms they're looking to regulate.

"No cameras allowed democratic fundraiser in San Francisco, President Obama misstated the kind of weapon used in the Sandy Hook shooting.  Advocating for stricter gun control the president said, quote:

"It is possible for us to create common sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen but also make sure that we don't have another 20 children in a classroom gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon, by a fully automatic weapon in that case sadly." 

That is not correct.  It was a semiautomatic weapon, not a fully automatic weapon.  Most fully automatic weapons, machine guns, are essentially banned to the public.  When asked for an explanation, the White House said the president misspoke.  This is not the first time a leading advocate for gun control has stumbled on the facts. 

Here's New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg on ABC's Nightline just after the Sandy Hook tragedy," Tapper continued.

Reporter: "But that would ban most pistols.  That would ban most"

Mayor Bloomberg: "No, but pistols are different.  You have to pull the trigger each time.  Aunt assault weapon you basically hold, it goes…"

Reporter: "No, those are fully automatic weapons."

"They are not gun people," Glenn said after hearing the audio.

He went on to point out that most Americans can't even get a fully automatic weapon. It requires a special license just to shoot one. A semiautomatic requires the shooting to pull the trigger every single time they fire the gun. The only difference between a semi-automatic and a revolver is that a semi-automatic will automatically pull the hammer back.

Pat also noted that the AR-15 that has been vilified by anti-gun activists, requires a person to pull the trigger every time a shot is taken. It is not an automatic firearm.

While on vacation, Glenn went to the shooting range and took video showing the difference between the two. The Glenn fired at the range was an automatic firearm — an actual Tommy Gun. Every time someone on the left labels semiautomatic guns automatic guns, this is the image the average American thinks they're talking about.

"Just to give people reference, it's the gun that Jim Carrey was firing in The Mask, leading gun control advocate Jim Carrey was firing," Stu explained.

"You could buy that, 1978 you could buy that on, just go into a store and buy it.  We didn't seem to have all those problems with machine guns, did we?" Glenn asked. "Didn't seem to have a problem with all those guns, did we?  We didn't seem to have a problem with kids going into stores and legally purchasing guns.  There's something else that we're not looking at.  Something else that is leading to this isn't guns.  And it certainly isn't going to be solved by people who have no idea what they're even talked about. Bloomberg has no idea what he's talking about.  When you're corrected by somebody on television about guns, you really don't know what you're talking about."

Stu also pointed out that Bloomberg's lack of knowledge on guns should be kept in mind the next time he tried to regulate salt, soda, or any other product outside of his reach.

"He has the same level of knowledge on those things as he does with guns," he said. "Just, he acts all certain of himself and spouts out these facts as if he understands that's underlying behind them and then he just ‑‑ and then, you know, we're supposed to follow him.  I mean, it's pretty amazing."

Jake Tapper couldn't have put it better last week when he gave this piece of advice to those leading the charge on gun control:

"The gun debate is worth having. We will have that conversation on the show.  We have had it.  We will continue to. But it might help the advocates of gun control if in their advocacy for stricter measures they seemed more familiar with what exactly they are trying to ban."

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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