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.


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)

COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

Do YOU think institutions should bring back COVID-era mandates if cases increase? Let us know your thoughts HERE.

Morris Brown College

Both of Upstate Medical's hospitals in Syracuse, New York

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Auburn Community Hospital, New York

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279

POLL: Should the Government control the future of AI?

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Earlier this week, tech titans, lawmakers, and union leaders met on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of AI regulation. The three-hour meeting boasted an impressive roster of tech leaders including, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and others, along with more than 60 US Senators.

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The meeting was closed to the public, so what was exactly discussed is unknown. However, what we do know is that a majority of the CEOs support AI regulation, the most vocal of which is Elon Musk. During the meeting, Musk called AI "a double-edged sword" and strongly pushed for regulation in the interest of public safety.

A majority of the CEOs support AI regulation.

Many other related issues were discussed, including the disruption AI has caused to the job market. As Glenn has discussed on his program, the potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real, and many have already felt the effects. From taxi drivers to Hollywood actors and writers, AI's presence can be felt everywhere and lawmakers are unsure how to respond.

The potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real.

Ultimately, the meeting's conclusion was less than decisive, with several Senators making comments to the tune of "we need more time before we act." The White House is expected to release an executive order regarding AI regulation by the end of the year. But now it's YOUR turn to tell us what YOU think needs to be done!

Should A.I. be regulated?

Can the government be trusted with the power to regulate A.I.? 

Can Silicon Valley be trusted to regulate AI? 

Should AI development be slowed for safety, despite its potential advantages?

If a job can be done cheaper and better by AI, should it be taken away from a human?

Do you feel that your job is threatened by AI?