2nd Amendment: Good Enough for Kim Kardashian, But Not You

The day after the latest Orlando shooting, the gun control folks came out of the woodwork --- as expected. In an unexpected twist, Kim Kardashian is now gun expert leading the charge. The reality star, whose security team is armed to the hilt, recently penned a letter calling for stricter gun control.

"Here is a woman that is surrounded by 24-hour-a-day armed protection. Why? Because she's a target. She is a target as a celebrity. So what do you do to protect yourself? You put armed people around you. You know what, I don't have the luxury of surrounding myself by armed people," Mike Broomhead said filling in for Glenn on radio Wednesday.

It's an entirely hypocritical premise.

"Get rid of your armed guards then if you don't think people should have guns. She thinks it's ridiculous that she would go out unprotected. It really is absolutely a joke.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

MIKE: Before we close out the hour though, Kim Kardashian -- yesterday, day before yesterday, we talked about the Orlando shooting. Then the day after the Orlando shooting, when it came out that it wasn't a terrorist attack, that it was a disgruntled employee, a former member of the military, had been arrested on some misdemeanor charges, and had had a fistfight with a coworker, was fired from his job. Returned to his old place of business. Shot five people. Dead. Then turned the gun on himself.

And, of course, what happened? The gun control people came out of the woodwork like they always do. Well, here you go. Kim Kardashian. Despite admitting that her entire security team is armed, reality television personality Kim Kardashian called for stricter gun control.

So here's the comment that I loved yesterday. I told you there is nothing more insulting than saying that people that are defenders of the Second Amendment care more about guns than they do people, leave it to Kim Kardashian. It's more important to protect the Second Amendment than to protect our own children.

No. The Second Amendment protects them too.

Kardashian went on to explain that better gun control looks like this to her: I believe that we should restrict access to firearms for people with mental illness.

Always happens already.

Anyone previously convicted of a misdemeanor.

So if you're convicted of trespassing, they should take your gun away? I'm asking.

If you get convicted of a misdemeanor, the government should be able to take your firearm? Those who have been subject to a temporary restraining order and those at a higher risk of committing gun violence.

There are already laws that do that. We have laws against felons possessing guns. How many times have murders been carried out by a felon with a handgun or a rifle? How many?

Well, shocking that the very same people that don't care about the laws against murder, don't care about the laws against carrying a gun either. It's a ludicrous premise. But the fact that Kim Kardashian pens the letter and anyone pays attention to it shows you that this is about popularity, not about policy, and not about what makes common sense.

Anybody like myself that says I am an adamant defender of the Second Amendment, you are labeled some kind of an extremist. Well, there's your extremist. Here is a woman that is surrounded by 24-hour a day armed protection. Why? Because she's a target. She is a target, as a celebrity.

So what do you do to protect yourself? You put armed people around you. You know what, I don't have the luxury of surrounding myself by armed people. It's -- it's such a hypocritical premise, that someone wouldn't say to her, get rid of your armed guards then. If you don't people should have guns, she thinks it's ridiculous that she would go out unprotected. It's absolutely -- it really is absolutely a joke.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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