It's Time: Background Checks, Waiting Periods for Buying a Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers are the new (well, old, really) weapon of choice for jihadis. Most disturbing, they are readily available to anyone looking to can food or explode something. And since we can't control how people will use pressure cookers, there's a clear choice to make here.

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"Here's the thing, at the very least, we should have background checks for people buying pressure cookers, maybe a waiting period," Co-host Stu Burguiere suggested Tuesday on The Glenn Beck Program.

"Well, also the knife. The guy in Minnesota. We should have a background check on knives," Glenn added.

Read below or watch the clip for answers to these powerful questions:

• Is homemade canning a science project?

• If a science project looks like a clock, can it also be a bomb?

• Does anyone really need a pressure cooker?

• Do people really need knives to cut apples?

• Are there alternatives to using a kitchen knife in the kitchen?

Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program:

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

GLENN: Hello, America. Welcome to the program. Glad you're here.

The woman who found the second bomb in New York, the pressure cooker with the wires coming out of it and the timing device -- do you know what she originally thought?

STU: I do.

GLENN: She originally thought it was a clock made by some kid as a science project.

PAT: Oh, yeah. Right.

STU: You mean exactly the clock Ahmed the clock kid story, except in reverse?

GLENN: Yes, yes, yes. Yes.

PAT: Clockmed.

GLENN: Clockmed. And then she walked away from it. And she had -- it bothered her. So she went back inside, and she called the police.

PAT: What I loved was her quote. Did you see her quote? They keep saying if you see something, say something. So I did.

It was great.

GLENN: So I did. So she -- the police come. And she comes out on her porch because it's right there by her porch. She comes out on her porch and she's like, "Does anybody want any cookies?" She's just standing there watching them. And one of the cops said, "Run, run." And she runs to a neighbor's house, and it goes off.

PAT: Oh, wow.

STU: Is that --

GLENN: No, no. That's the one she found, and they got that one safe. It didn't go off.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: She ran to a neighbor's house.

STU: Right. And that's the one that they found -- because of the cell phone, we're able to link it to this guy. Amazing.

GLENN: Yes, yes. So they're not all science projects, kids. That and so much more begins right now.

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GLENN: I mean, I'd like to know why that woman hates people who -- you know, she sees a pressure cooker out there in the middle --

PAT: All of a sudden, it's a bomb. Okay.

GLENN: All of a sudden, it's a bomb. What do you --

STU: I think we should be clear here, no one needs a pressure cooker.

JEFFY: Thank you.

GLENN: Amen.

STU: There are other types of ovens that you can easily use.

GLENN: Right. You can give them a warm water bath without the pressure. You can -- do we not have cans?

PAT: No one needs food cooked under pressure. No one.

STU: No. No one.

GLENN: Right. And why can't we just go to the store? There's plenty of places you can go and get that already done --

PAT: How many deer have you ever cooked in a pressure cooker?

GLENN: How many, what?

PAT: Deer. I'd never cook my deer in a pressure cooker. It's got no use for hunting at all.

GLENN: Right. Wait.

STU: Here's the thing, at the very least, we should have background checks for people buying pressure cookers. Maybe a waiting period.

GLENN: Well, also the knife. The guy in Minnesota. We should have a background check on knives.

PAT: Right.

STU: Exactly. You don't need a knife. Think about this. Think about an apple. Okay? When you cut apple -- can you use a knife? Sure. But it's like using a machine gun to hunt rabbits. What you need is one of those little core slicer things that you just pop on top of the apple, you press down, slices all of them at once. You get multiple slices and less effort. Only a psychopath with intent of murder would need to buy a knife to slice an apple.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: If you need to cut a melon, do it with your hand. Like a brown belt in karate, give it a chop.

GLENN: Stop it right now. Stop right now.

PAT: What? I'm just suggesting alternatives to using a knife.

GLENN: Stop it. I know what you're suggesting.

Featured Image: A pressure cooker with a simple regulator and an oval lid. The lid is larger than the hole, so it has to be rotated and tilted to fit in the hole, and then pressure from inside holds it up. The safety pressure release is a rubber plug under the bar holding the lid up. (Photo Credit: Hustvedt, Wiki Commons)

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Candace dropped a few truth-bombs about the progressive movement and what's happening to the Democratic Party. She said people are practically running away from the left due to their incessant push to dig up dirt on anybody who disagrees with their radical ideology. She explained how -- like China and its "social credit score" -- the left is shaping America into its own nightmarish episode of "Black Mirror."

"This game of making sure that everyone is politically correct is a societal atom bomb. There are no survivors. There's no one that is perfect," Candace said. "The idea that humanity can be perfect is Godless. If you accept that there is something greater than us, then you accept that we a flawed. To be human is to be flawed."

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Philip Haney, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower during the Obama administration, was found dead near Plymouth, California, on Friday.

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Haney was a good friend to Glenn Beck and the program. On radio Monday, Glenn said it's almost impossible for him to believe that the man he knew so well could have taken his own life.

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Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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