The media talks about the Orlando story as a mass shooting rather than a terror attack --- but their willful ignorance doesn't change the truth.
"We have to be really clear, the nation is at war. From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to Orlando, our nation is at war," Glenn said.
Aside from the obvious --- being at war with radical Islam --- we're also fighting a battle with the progressive left and their effort to divide us from each other and our principles.
"Before Obama's election, research showed that this was the first generation that did not see race. But because of politics, they now see race. That very generation now sees race," Glenn said.
So what can we do in the aftermath of Orlando to fight these battles and stand united as American citizens, irrespective of our differences?
"I will tell you this: I'm making a list of the things that I will do. I suggest you do the same," Glenn said.
What's on Glenn's list?
I will teach my children the truth in a more fervent fashion, with more urgency.
I will teach my children the difference between good and evil by speaking out against evil.
I will stand against evil, and I will stand for good.
I will listen. I will learn. I will try to stay away from divisive politics while holding firm to the truth.
I will unite with others on the truth.
I will not be divided from the truth, living in a dream world that will only cause more misery.
I will stand with the courageous mayor of Irving, Texas, who is standing up for the U.S. Constitution and laws of Texas.
I will carry a gun.
"Nobody's coming into my studios to slaughter. While audience members cannot come in with a gun, this is not a gun-free zone. The only reason why we don't let audience members come in with a gun is because we do live television and people would love to be famous. So no guns are allowed in the studio. But don't mistake that for a gun-free zone because we're not a sitting target. Somebody smuggles a gun into this building, we'll kill you, and we'll kill you fast," Glenn said.
Glenn vehemently disagrees with Jimmy Carter's notion about first responders.
"That term started with Jimmy Carter. He's the one that made that famous, that we all think that [the EMS and police are] the first responders. It's a lie. We are the first responders. And if somebody wants to come into my place of business and start screaming about how great Allah is and they start to even think that they are going to pull the trigger on me or someone else, I will pull the trigger on them. We're not calling the police and waiting for them. We will be the first responder," Glenn said.
As a law-abiding citizen, Glenn understands the great responsibility that comes with exercising his Second Amendment rights.
"You don't want guns on a dance floor where there's booze. There are some places like that you just don't want to carry a gun. But by God, I'll carry a gun wherever I can, and I'll avoid those places where I can't carry a gun," Glenn said.
The enemy in this war doesn't just target homosexuals --- they target Christians, Muslims who aren't Muslim enough, anyone who doesn't bow to Sharia law.
"I am begging you, I am begging you, if you're a member of the gay community, please, let's stand arm in arm. Please, let's stand together. We may not agree on everything. We may not agree on wedding cakes, but God Almighty, we agree on life," Glenn said. "And we agree on your right and my right to have a different lifestyle and to live the life that you want to live. We agree on equal rights, even though sometimes the rights of others piss us off."
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Featured Image: A small makeshift memorial sits on the lawn at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in honor of the victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, June 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the worst mass-shooting event in American history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)