Dana Loesch recounts harrowing childhood gun story

Glenn interviewed TheBlaze host Dana Loesch on radio today, her book Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America

went on sale this week. During the interview, Dana told a gripping story of what happened to her as a young child that changed her views on guns right then and there.

"I open this book with a personal story that I haven't shared before," Dana said. "My family is from southern Missouri, the Ozarks, and my grandparents had this 800-square-foot -- on the side of an abandoned mine shift in the Ozarks. This is like some old Loretta Lynn stuff here."

"But one night I was sleeping with my little cousin and my grandparents in my grandparent's bedroom, and it was 10:30. It was a summer night. The window was open. They lived way out in the middle of nowhere. Gravel road, gravel drive. and I heard something outside. And it sounded -- the noise that it -- it sounded inhuman. And it was a woman that was running through the woods. Ran up my grandparent's gravel drive, burst through their front door. It was their daughter, my aunt. And her estranged husband had tried to kill her."

"And she was able to wrestle free and get away. In her bedclothes she ran through a creek, she ran through the woods to get to her parents' house. And she kept screaming, he's coming after me. He yelled at me as I ran out the door that he's coming to kill me."

"And as a little kid, that terrified me because the whole town knew about her estranged husband. And I feared for my life. I'm sitting there in the middle -- there's no law. When you call 911 down in these rural areas, you're lucky if the average response time for that is 20 minutes. I was terrified."

"And I'm sitting there in bed listening to all this. And my grandfather came down the hallway, and he went into the room. I pretended to be asleep so I could hear more. And he opened up his gun cabinet because we didn't have gun safes. It was etched glass, his son made it for him by hand. He got out a shotgun. He went to the front porch. Loaded it. Cocked it. Sat on that swing. And he waited while my grandma called the law."

"The law didn't show until about 45 minutes later. And my grandpa sat on that front porch, and I went from feeling being terrified to feeling relaxed. Because he was swinging in his porch swing, and the breeze was coming through the window, and I was relaxed and felt safe again. As every kid should."

"And what we found out, her estranged husband did try to come to the house. He saw my grandpa sitting on the porch, knew that he would be armed, and thought better of it. And he turned around and went away. He's now in prison."

"So that's how I came to have the experience, that this is more than about hunting. You know, this is about self-defense."

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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