Why did uber-lib Sean Penn have a massive stash of guns?

Yesterday we learned Hollywood mega producer Harvey Weinstein is working on a “big movie” starring Meryl Streep that will make the NRA “wish they weren’t alive.” And now it looks like another uber-leftist from tinsel town is getting in on the gun debate. During his third annual ‘Help Haiti Home’ benefit last weekend, actor Sean Penn auctioned off a sculpture made by artist Jeff Koons from Penn's 65 discarded firearms.

Yes, that’s right – the communist loving, dictator sympathizing actor was once the proud owner of 65 firearms.

So why did he decide to melt them all down into an art piece that Anderson Cooper ended up paying a whopping $1.4 million for? Well, his new girlfriend, fellow actress Charlize Theron, apparently suggested he get rid of them.

“Yeah, these guys are the biggest hypocrites in the world. And that's fine. I mean, look at Sean Penn. Because he wants to climb into the sack with Charlize Theron, he gives up guns,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Hang on just a second. Now, first of all… why does Sean Penn have [65] guns? Did you get one for every birthday? Now, that is an important question, sure, but the question I really have is: How is this guy getting all the hot babes in Hollywood?”

As caller Andy in Massachusetts pointed out, Theron has a tumultuous history with guns and violence. When she was 17, her mother shot and killed her alcoholic father after he reportedly fired his own gun and threatened to kill the family. Penn explained at his benefit that it was a “strong woman who happens to be from South Africa” who convinced him it give up his guns.

While Pat and Stu couldn’t understand why someone whose life was potentially saved by a firearm would be so against them, Glenn surmised that Theron probably blames her father’s death and the violence in her home on guns. With that logic, however, she should be blaming alcohol as well.

“She's an abused girl whose family had guns. She was saying: If my father wouldn't have had the shotgun, he would still be alive today… Because guns were allowed to be out on the streets, dad went out and bought these guns and mom had one too… We had so much violence in our house because of guns,” Glenn explained. “[But] go after alcohol. Why isn't she going after alcohol? Dad's an alcoholic. Dad would have been responsible with a gun perhaps if he wouldn't have had alcohol. Maybe he wouldn't have been so abusive. Why not just ban alcohol?”

During the Haiti benefit, Penn also described guns as “cowardly killing machines”:

Being provoked by this aforementioned strong woman and considering how liberating of bulls**t and ugliness it would be not only get rid of the guns I have in the continental United States but also to destroy them, Jeff Koons and I had a chat the other day. The highest bidder gets every single one of my guns put in the hands of this iconic artist and sculptor… Koons will decommission [and] render inactive all of my cowardly killing machines.

“Sean Penn said, too, that he had gotten rid of his 65 ‘cowardly killing machines,’ which begs the question: How many people has Sean Penn killed,” Stu joked. “Because if they're killing machines, we assume he's been killing people this entire time. I mean how can we assume anything different? He himself is calling them killing machines.”

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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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