Glenn debunks Obama's claim mass shootings don't happen outside the U.S.

While in Paris for the climate change conference, President Obama commented on the Colorado Springs shooting that killed three people and injured nine others. The president made the claim that mass shootings don't happen in any other country.

Glenn delved into the absurd claim on radio Thursday.

"What about Paris, the town you're in, Mr. President, just a few weeks ago?" Glenn asked.

He then proceeded to list the countries where the most people have been killed in mass shootings per million. Below are the top eight. Note, the U.S. comes in 6th place.

1. Norway 15.3 per million

2. Finland 1.85 per million

3. Slovakia 1.47 per million

4. Israel 1.38

5. Switzerland 0.75

6. U.S. 0.72

7. Belgium 0.63

8. Netherlands 0.42

Listen to the audio from the radio program below. Start at 45:03.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

While in Paris for the climate change conference, President Obama commented on the Colorado Springs shooting that killed three people and injured nine others. The president made the claim that mass shootings don't happen in any other country. What about Paris, the town you're in, Mr. President, just a few weeks ago?

I say this every time we have one of these mass shootings, this just happen in other countries. The president has made that statement in Paris. But are they true?

I have a chart. It shows that the US -- it -- it counts for its population size. So it's how many per million. How many people are killed in mass shootings per million.

When you look at it that way, number one, in mass shootings --

PAT: Of course, the United States of America.

GLENN: No, it's not number one. Actually Norway is number one. So it's Norway.

STU: Is there a state in America called Norway?

GLENN: No.

PAT: It's a city then. It's a capital city.

GLENN: No, it's the socialist country of Norway.

PAT: Oh. Okay. So Norway is number one. How many per million?

GLENN: 15.3.

PAT: Wow. That's high.

GLENN: Total rampage fatalities, 15.3. Total rampage shooting fatalities, 77. Total rampage shooting incidents, .19. So that's number one, Norway.

Number two --

PAT: This is where the US comes in.

GLENN: Finland. It would be the socialist country of Finland.

PAT: Is it really? Finland.

GLENN: Finland. Per million, 1.85.

STU: Norway has got quite a lead on that one.

PAT: Yeah. Jeez.

STU: That one incident with the guy who -- I mean, with the exception of Paris, was the worst one ever. Right? I mean, Paris is I guess now the worst one.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Slovakia is number three. 1.47 per million. Israel is number four at 1.38. Then Switzerland is five at .75.

PAT: Switzerland.

GLENN: Switzerland. Then the United States at .72. Then Belgium at .63. Then the Netherlands at .42.

PAT: Six. Wow.

GLENN: So a lot of these countries -- a lot of these countries are socialist. A lot of these countries also have wild gun control.

PAT: Gun control. Hmm.

STU: Yeah, the only exception to that really on that list is Switzerland. But everyone else, I mean, is pretty restrictive.

GLENN: Israel has a lot of guns, I think.

STU: I think Israel has fairly restrictive gun laws.

GLENN: They might. They might. They might. Yeah, but you can't really count Switzerland because Switzerland, you know, you got all those Palestinians there. You know, of course, there's going to be a rampage shooting there because the Israelis deserve it, really. They brought it on themselves for, you know, taking that homeland state that was given to them by the United Nations. So they kind of deserve it, don't you think?

So there's your -- there's your lie with the president. The president says, "This never happens." Yes, it does. And those are the hard facts, Mr. President.

STU: So what's the comeback to that? The comeback to that is, "Well, these are small countries with one big incident." Norway is the obvious one there. It's a smaller country. Has one big incident, blows those numbers out of proportion. That would be the argument against that.

Okay. So let's normalize the entire EU. Let's put it population versus population. Then what comes out? What comes out when you do that and you include the mass shootings, what you get is over a period of -- from 2002 to 2015, 352 casualties in the EU and 322 in the United States. So more casualties in the EU than the United States. And injuries, it's far worse. 933 injuries in the EU. 473 in the US.

JEFFY: That can't be though. Because what he said in France, "This doesn't happen in other countries."

PAT: Right. Unparalleled.

JEFFY: He changed the wording when he came back to the United States.

PAT: He did. He did.

JEFFY: And said just, "There's no other parallel." He threw "parallel" in there.

STU: He also said -- "With this much frequency" is his other one. And that may be very specific to this today, which shows that while there is a -- a higher incident of actual events when you normalize over population, there are more mass shootings, quote, unquote, in the US than there are in the EU. The EU versions are much worse. They're much more deadly.

GLENN: Yeah, but it doesn't have anything to do with guns.

STU: Maybe it has to do with people trying to defend themselves. Maybe it has to do with they have worse police forces in the EU. I don't know what their answer to that is. But you're talking about almost twice as many people die in each incident when it happens in the EU.

GLENN: Was I the only guy last night that was watching TV and when they said, "They're telling people know -- they're going house to house, and they're looking for another one of these -- another one of these perpetrators." And you had already seen two dead bodies in the street. You already knew that there were 17 people that were killed. So you knew what these people were capable of. And they said, "Stay in your home and lock your doors." Did anybody else think, I'm so glad I don't live in California, because if somebody told me, stay in my home, lock my doors, the first place I'd go is to my gun safe, and I get my freaking guns out and even my children would be holding guns. If they were in my neighborhood, I would be waiting inside. And if somebody comes into my house, I'm going to shoot you dead. But instead, you're in California, so you can't protect yourself.

Look at what -- just think of the insanity this is. Think of the mass delusion that is going on.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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