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:

Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who disappeared earlier this month, was last seen entering the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul. An audio recording released by the Turkish news media Wednesday reportedly reveals that a team of Saudis tortured and dismembered Khashoggi. Read more on this here.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Wednesday, Glenn reacted to the gruesome details contained in the alleged recording.

"The Turks came out and said they had an audio and videotape of this man's interrogation, torture and killing," Glenn said.

"But there is also another story that this audio arrived first with his fiancee because he had an Apple watch and when he went in he turned it on and it recorded. And when it finished recording, it just uploaded to the cloud and then downloaded to her phone," he continued. "I hope to God that that's not true for her sake. I can't imagine, especially since we are now getting the story that this audio … includes his interrogation and then the executioners come in.

"They knocked Khashoggi unconscious," Glenn added. "He was unconscious for a while and then you hear them, apparently, start to get all of the tools and everything ready to start to chop him up. He is still alive when they are dismembering him and apparently it is a gruesome, gruesome tape."

Watch the video clip below to get Glenn's take on this shocking story.


Here's what audio allegedly reveals about murdered, dismembered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi youtu.be

Here's a little science fiction for you. Imagine a world where Hillary Clinton was elected President. Longtime Clinton friend Harvey Weinstein enjoys his career as a powerful Hollywood producer. After all, there is no #MeToo movement. In fact, Malia Obama still works as an intern for Weinstein. There is no Women's March. No Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. The Left goes about each day just as smug and self-righteous, badgering the subhuman scum that voted for Donald Trump.

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President Hillary Clinton is a domineering President. She continues her rhetoric about deplorables, further alienating large swathes of the country, people who had hoped for a different future, but whose lives have now become the object of ridicule. There are none of the weekly protests, no riots, nothing like the circus we've seen, and, slowly, America rots at its core, and women everywhere have to take orders from a woman who repeatedly defends a husband who, well, you know.

Thankfully, that's not the way things went.

In fact, they've gone much differently. Vox recently posted an article titled "Hillary Clinton's defense of Bill Clinton is why women don't come forward." Things are bad for Hillary when Vox is turning its back on her. I mean, everyone is turning their backs on her, really. She's like a plague, a curse that nobody wants to associate with.

The Vox article opens with a very telling line:

The rise of the #MeToo movement has prompted many politicians and public figures to reexamine President Bill Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

It's a reference to recent backlash that Hillary has faced after unequivocally saying that her husband was right to not resign during the Lewinsky scandal. She then took it further, claiming that the relationship between then-President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power. I thought we were supposed to #BelieveAllWomen? Isn't that what the protest signs say?

Everyone is turning their backs on her, really. She's like a plague, a curse that nobody wants to associate with.

In the #MeToo era, it's slowly coming out that one of the greatest villains is the woman who was very nearly the President of this country. She typifies everything that feminism decries.

As the Vox article concludes:

Hillary Clinton will always have a place in feminist history. But when the history of #MeToo is written, she may be remembered as someone who supported women — until their words hit too close to home.

Just remember, it could have been much, much worse.

3,000 migrants just crossed the Honduran/Guatemala border en route to the United States. President Trump threatened both countries yesterday with pulling all financial aid if the two countries don't do something to stop it. Every year we give about 100 million to Guatemala with a good majority going to their military and security services. Over the last two years we've given Honduras over 260 million. Again, a vast majority goes to keep their military and security apparatus up and running. In short, if we stop writing those checks, both the Honduran and Guatemalan governments are going to have some very big problems.

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It's such a big issue that the Honduran President made a public address to his country yesterday. The foreign ministry also made a statement saying the government:

Urges the Hondurans taking part in this irregular mobilization not to be used by a movement that is clearly political.

Political? What does that mean? Well, it turns out that this caravan is different from the one coming from Mexico back in April. That previous caravan had serious backing in the form of manpower, organization and money from George Soros. It was a strategic political stunt that - at the time - dominated the media. That caravan was directed at causing waves here in the United States, but this current one isn't directed at us at all. This is all about radical left wing politics in Honduras.

As the three thousand migrants crossed into Guatemala, the Guatemalan government detained one man. His name is Bartolo Fuentes, and he's the organizer of this entire charade that - just like back in April - is beginning to get massive coverage... and even a tweet by President Trump. And this is exactly what Fuentes and his merry band of Leftists want.

Fuentes is the ex-deputy of the Honduran Liberty and Refoundation Party. Their members are supporters of the former Honduran President that was ousted by the military in a coup back in 2009. Saying they're Leftist doesn't quite give it justice. They wanted to form a partnership with both Hugo Chavez and the Castros to create some kind of South American Communist mega alliance. The former president was ousted on the eve of a special election where he wanted to rewrite the constitution to make sweeping changes. His followers, like this current caravan organizer, never forgot. They've been staging political stunts ever since to try and undermine the more right leaning government.

They want a showdown at the U.S. border. And you better believe they want the cameras rolling when it happens.

The use of these "migrant caravans" is only going to get worse. Leftists like Soros, and even this group in Honduras, have no qualms at all with using men, women and children in incredibly dangerous situations to further their politics. They don't really care about these people. They're doing the same thing that Hamas is doing with the Palestinians in Gaza.

They want a showdown at the U.S. border. And you better believe they want the cameras rolling when it happens.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on Monday's show to refute the progressive narrative that America's founding documents, in particular the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, are irrelevant in modern-day America.

"Fact or fiction?" Glenn asked.

"Absolute fiction. It's the anti-truth. It's a false doctrine of the first order," replied Lee. "The Declaration of Independence is sort of the spiritual founding document of our country. It provided the feeling of the American people and still supplies that to this day."

"The Constitution is also important because it provides the structure," he continued. "The spirit of our country, what it means to be an American, is still in the Declaration of Independence."

The conversation turned to the question of slavery and how our Founding Father's could have believed that "all men are created equal" when many of them owned slaves. Glenn shared that he has acquired an 1830 engraving of the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. According to this draft, Thomas Jefferson originally made a strong case against slavery, but the passage was removed in the final version.

"How is this not being taught in school?" Glenn asked. "How come we don't know that? Because it changes everything, does it not?"

"It certainly does," Lee answered. "I think it gives meaning, first of all, to the early lines within the Declaration of Independence, that these truths are self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they're endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that governments are instituted among men to promote and protect these ends."

Watch the video clip above to catch more of this conversation.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.