If this St. Louis family didn't own a gun, who knows what would have happened

You might want to remember this story the next time someone starts an argument about gun control.

On Monday night, two masked and armed men approached a seventeen year old girl outside of her St. Louis home. They grabbed her, forced themselves into her house, and used her as a human shield while her parents watched the scene unfold from the inside. It could have been a tragedy. But it wasn't.

Why? Because the family had at least two firearms in the house to defend themselves and their daughter from the attackers.

When the girl's father saw the men attack his daughter and approach the door, he and his wife both went for their firearms. He fired several shots, hitting both of the invaders. The man holding his daughter, Terrell Johnson, collapsed in the home and was later pronounced dead.

The second attacker, Cortez McClinton, was hit but fled the scene. McClinton's brother drove him to the hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds to his chest and thighs. He was soon charged with second-degree murder, kidnapping, burglary and armed criminal action.

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(H/T St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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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