Glenn delivers NRA keynote: 'Let us declare without shame that I will cling to my God and my guns'

Saturday night, Glenn stood before a sold out house inside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX and delivered a powerful keynote speech to energize the supporters of the Second Amendment.

Glenn called for the conversation on guns to move past the one being put forth by politicians and the media. The American people need to see the move to regulate guns for what it is: a part of a larger ongoing effort to take control out of the hands of individuals and place it in the hands of the government.

Why is the effort to restrict guns so dangerous? Because there is no liberty without the ability of the individual to chart their own course and take responsibility for their own life. This is the only way man and mankind progress.

At the end of the day, the gun rights debate boils down not to more guns or less guns, but responsibility and freedom versus control.

The loss of the Second Amendment signals the beginning of the loss of all other amendments, Glenn also said.

“Our Constitution, our rights, our way of life, even our lives themselves are at stake. We have a responsibility to take a step back from our battle and make sure we are absolutely sure why we are fighting,” Glenn said.

“Our freedom is under attack. Our liberty and way of life is being legislated out of existence,” he added.

Glenn pointed to history to make his point about how the gun is only evil in the hands of evil people. He specifically pointing out how proslavery Democrats attempted to keep blacks disarmed and defenseless in order to restrict their freedom, and how Native Americans were driven off their land by men with guns while they didn’t have any to use to defend themselves.

But while guns have been used as weapons for evil, they have also been used by people for good. Like lifelong NRA members and NYPD officer Walter Weaver who rushed into the World Trade Center to save people on 9/11. All that was found of him was his gun. Or the people who save their lives and the lives of others when they come under attack from a home invader or an attacker – all because they had a gun as a means of self-defense.

“We must admit two things; that guns will always find their way into the hands of bad people, but because of that we must declare that guns remain in the hands of good people. This is the beginning of the path to our solution: good people who are willing to stand,” Glenn said.

Glenn added that it was time for responsibly armed citizens to recognize that they can be the first responders when they or their families come under attack.

At the end of the speech, Glenn called for people to stand up and passively resist in the Judeo-Christian tradition the ongoing effort to take away their rights, and to stand firm and strong in the face of opposition because they are on the side of justice and freedom.

“Tonight begins a new chapter in the fight for liberty,” he said. “One that is about more than just our cold dead hands - it’s about the hearts of good people and the active minds of a free people. And the actions of a righteous people. It’s about who we are. As Americans, proud Americans with a cause greater than ourselves.”

"Let us declare without shame that I will cling to my God and my guns because He is my rock and they are central to my foundation," Glenn said to cheers to the crowd.

“Our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. We will follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, Frederick Douglass, Winston Churchill, Thomas Paine, Deitrich Bonhoeffer, Ben-Gurion, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Gandhi, Thomas Jefferson, and MLK. “

“It is not the gun, the knife or as Cain discovered with Able a rock. But the cold heart filled with error and darkness and coldness. That what the problem is,” he said.

"We will work together as Americans not only to preserve our rights, but the rights of our children to be safe, our wives and daughters to not be held at knife or gunpoint by a rapist and our most precious and valuable little ones to have the right to survive a simple walk down a city street or God forbid survive a day public education."

"Because I have the power of the ultimate truth: Because I am on the side of nature’s law and nature’s God. Jesus was a man of love, peace, and forgiveness. But make no mistake he was also immovable.The right to keep and bare arms shall not be infringed."

"We will fight by strapping on the full armor of God. We will stand firm with the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the spirit. We will fight their tactics of fear, we will fight their darkness. We will fight their lies and we will counter them with love peace and equal justice for all mankind."

After leaving to applause from the crowd, Wayne LaPierre called Glenn back to the stage and presented him with a piece of paper signed by Abraham Lincoln.

Glenn closed out the night asking for people to pray for Wayne LaPierre and the other members of the NRA.

Video of the full speech is below:

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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