A crazy idea to stop mass shootings

Did you know Americans spend 23 hours a week on social networks? That's almost a full day absorbing all the stupidity that's posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Pinstagram, Facetrest. There's only one conclusion as to why we tolerate this behavior. Americans must be masochists. And those who want their pain alleviated-write to me. When you see something stupid on social networks-send it to Stu and he'll get Anti-Social.

Today, we look at the gun debate. And if there's anything Americans can agree on, it's that we don't want to get our advice on guns from A) an English talent show host or b) a pop star who puts whipped cream on her boobs.

Let's start off with Katy's tweet. She was reacting to a recent shooting at a mall.

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Of course, gun control advocate Piers Morgan had an answer for Katy

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Did it work? No? Weird.

Afterwards Piers invited Katy Perry on his show and it doesn't seem like Katy actually responded. That's like high school when you're talking to a pretty girl about something you miraculously have in common and then you say ‘Hey, let's hang out and talk about it some more’ and she says ‘Noooo.’ That's been Piers' entire life.

Look we all know that Piers is an anti-gun fanatic. And Katy Perry routinely finds out that thinking is hard, but her motivations are good. She doesn't like tragedy like I don't like tragedy. Hey, we have something in common, Katy, maybe we should go out.

The point is, people like Katy and Piers tell us all the time that we have to do "something" about guns before another shooting happens. The specific shooting they're talking about is the shooting in Maryland that happened a couple weeks ago that left 3 people dead, including the shooter. The shooter, a 19-year-old man, killed two mall employees and himself. Extremely sad and tragic - but what do we do?

Here are the facts. The shooter purchased the gun legally from a gun shop in Rockville, MS. You may notice I said "legally" and didn't say "gun show”. He legally purchased the gun even though Maryland passed sweeping new restrictions on gun ownership, including a ban on new purchases of assault weapons and a 10-round limit on magazines just last year. The shooter hadn't previously owned a gun before and had no criminal record. Friends and family regarded the shooter as a nice, quiet young man. He had no issue with mental illness.

One other thing, there are no elected officials in the entire United States who are proposing a ban to the gun that he used.  In fact, lots of people are telling you to buy that gun - a shotgun. Why does Vice President Joe Biden heart shotguns so much? Maybe because shotguns provide safety to many families and are involved in less deaths per year than clubs and hammers, swimming pools, and falling out of bed deaths

But even if you want to ban every single gun on the planet you still have to deal with this: at the crime scene police found and disabled "two crude devices that appeared to be an attempt at making explosives using firework.” The bottom line is this guy had made his mind up to hurt as many people as he could. Ban the gun, he would have used the bomb.  Yet if you follow the wrong person on Twitter you're going to believe we're in the midst of a mass shooting epidemic that can only be stopped by the iron fists of the government.  And news sources back this stuff up.

There are 300 million guns in America. While 10 extra shootings isn't exactly a big percentage, it's still ten too many. There are other issues with this report, but even if it's true that more shootings are happening at schools, it's important to ask why.

If you look at this chart, you can clearly see that there is no upward trend in mass shootings for the past 35 years. In fact the high point for mass shootings in America was actually 1929.

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So there's no increase in mass shootings, but news outlets tell us there is an increase in shootings at schools. Why is that? Could it be that those mass shooters have decided to pick their targets more carefully? Could it be because schools are gun free zones and that whackos think they can do considerably more damage at these places?

Let me propose something crazy for a second. If you want real "change" as Katy put it, maybe we stop telling the world we're unarmed at all times.

I'm not saying you have to arm teachers, I'm not even saying you have to have armed security. Let's take baby steps. Let's just make it mildly confusing for the murderers. How about not alerting predators in advance that there is no danger on the premises? Our goal here is to keep the kids safe, right? What do we do when we want to keep our homes safe? Maybe you buy a gun. And if you really love the second amendment you might even put this sign on your lawn.

You might get an alarm system for your home, or if you have a dog you might want to put a “Beware of dog” sign on your lawn. You're telling the world  with these signs to that there's a reason not to come inside.

But why would anyone in their right mind put up one like this?

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You might as well be saying "Come on in!"

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It makes about as much sense as putting up a sign that say this:

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Or this:

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You'd never put any of these signs up, because doing so would be completely insane. It's like rolling out a red carpet for anyone trying to do you harm. That's exactly what a "gun free zone" is.

So let's start with a little tiny baby steps. Even if you want to keep your school as a gun free zone, stop telling people it's a gun free zone. Instead try something like this:

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Or this?

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Or maybe even this:

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So to review:

1)   Gun free zones for kids = danger free zones for criminals

2)   “Doing something" is never a good idea unless you know what that something is.

3)   Piers Morgan's IQ is smaller than Katy Perry's bra size.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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