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."

Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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