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."

New details emerge about Trump raid — and 'it doesn't look good for the FBI'

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New, alleged details about the raid of former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago hint that it's "not looking good for the FBI," said BlazeTV host Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday.

Trump has faced attacks from every direction, but despite all of it, he has "not been found guilty or had any kind of real, solid evidence against him," Glenn pointed out.

Glenn detailed a long list of investigations, accusations, and lawsuits against Trump, and the latest puzzling revelations about the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago, which only seem to raise even more questions. For example, did agents truly refuse to give Trump's lawyer a copy of the warrant upon arriving at the home? Because sources have alleged that his attorney was kept "10 feet away from the warrant" and was not allowed to actually read it. If that's true, then it was absolutely against the law.

Then there was the inordinate amount of time spent going through Melania Trump's closet. And did they have the proper authority to break into Trump's safe?

"That warrant had better damn well say that they can break into that safe because the law is, you can't go into somebody's house and ... just tear it all apart," Glenn said. "You have to have a pretty good idea of where things might be located, and you ask for permission for those areas. And you have to know exactly what you're looking for, and if it's in a safe, you need to specifically say, 'it's in a safe and we're having a safe cracker come in.' If they didn't say in the warrant that they could crack his safe, it's the fruit of the poisoned tree. By the way, there was nothing in the safe."

Glenn also explained that the FBI broke into a specific "safe room" that contained national archives, which Trump was allegedly told by investigators to keep in a locked room.

"[Trump] made a safe room, and put two locks on it, at their request. And that's what they broke into," Glenn said. "This doesn't look good for the FBI," he added.

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There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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Glenn Beck: This is the ONLY endgame that makes sense for the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

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If you're celebrating this FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, you have no idea how much this changes things. We don't do this in America. At least, we didn't. But the left cannot have Donald Trump be president again. His "America First" platform goes against everything they've been working for. So, what's their endgame here? On the radio program, Glenn Beck said there's really only one endgame that makes sense — and it should scare us all.

"If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move," Glenn said of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

"Who has credibility on this? ... The right will believe Donald Trump, but nobody on the left, so you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? Do you think we're going to believe the New York Times — the people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And ... I'm talking about her server and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room, completely sealed off, going in and getting documents, cutting off 'top secret,' and then emailing them to her on her private server. And nothing? And now you're going to try to convince me [that] this has nothing to do with January 6?" he added.

"Remember the [allegations about] bank servers, [Trump] was pinging a bank? Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy? Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy? ... Untrue. Collusion with Russia? Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call? Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier? None of that was true. Here's why they can't have [Trump] as president of the United States. They can't have him as president of the United States because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional Great Reset," Glenn argued. "They cannot have him be president because he is America first."

Glenn warned Americans that our federal government is accumulating massive power, case in point the 87,000 new IRS agents. "Coupled with the [IRS agents] they already have ... that's almost the size of our National Guard. Do you feel comfortable with that? Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility ... that someone ... might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS?"

He also warned that the FBI's raid on Donald Trump’s home has implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what are they hoping to accomplish?

"What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr by throwing him into jail or killing him ... so you make him stronger. That doesn't make sense, why would they want that?" Glenn asked. "So, what is their endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is to stop him at any cost, then lunatics will take to the streets, and then [the Democrats] will have evidence that the [right is] more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country."

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