If Your Ex’s Signature Was Required for a Gun Purchase, What Would You Do? Ask the Canadians

Today, Pat and Jeffy filled in for Glenn and discussed Canadian gun laws — and there’s a lot of those. While we take precautions here in America and honor the Constitution, Canada apparently requires your spouse to sign off on your gun purchases and if they don’t, the authorities will notify them of your purchase anyway.

We obtained the lengthy document which you can see for yourself below.

According to boxes 18 and 19 of the Royal Canadian‘s  Application for a Possession and Acquisition Licence Under the Firearms Act (for Individuals Aged 18 and Over):

The signatures of your current or former conjugal partners is not legally required. However, if their signatures is not provided, the Chief Firearms Officer has a duty to notify them of your application for a firearms licence.

The idea that spouses, exes, and recent conjugal partners can potentially prevent you from buying a gun in Canada is just insane. If you happen to not have a spouse who can sign off for you, a long and boring licensing course is required as Jeffy’s Canadian friend in Ottawa and friend of the program explained.

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PAT: -- the Second Amendment to the Constitution is so ancient and outdated, and so he's done a little bit of an upgrade for us. And all we have to do is accept the brilliant work that he's done and ratify this as the 20 Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

JEFFY: Nice.

PAT: Which, of course, reveals the Second Amendment.

JEFFY: He's already put the work in.

PAT: Here's what would happen. He says, as over 90 percent of gun violence is committed over man, in order for a man to purchase a gun, he must first get a waiver from his current wife. Plus, his most recent ex-wife or any woman with whom he's in a current relationship. If he's gay, he must get the waiver from his male spouse or partner.

Okay. This law has greatly reduced most spousal domestic gun murders in Canada.

Canada has such a rule?


PAT: Come on. That can't be.

JEFFY: If you say so.

PAT: That can't be. Further, all automatic and semiautomatic weapons are banned. Oh, okay. Sure.

No gun or clip can hold more than six bullets. To activate a gun for it to be used, the trigger must recognize the fingerprint of the registered owner. This will eliminate most crimes committed with a gun, as 80 percent of these crimes are done with a stolen gun.

One's guns must be stored at a licensed gun club or government-regulated storage facility. Believing that having a gun in your home provides you with protection is an American myth. Is it? Well, that tell that to the people who have used a gun for protection in their homes.

People who die from a home invasion make up a sad, but minuscule .04 percent of all gun murders in the United States. And over a third of them are killed by their own gun that the criminal has either stolen or wrestled from them.

To own and operate a gun, one must obtain a license, like one does to operate a car. To get a license, you have to complete a gun training and safety course and pass through a background check.

As nearly half of all gun deaths are suicides, mental health care must become a top national priority and must be properly funded. And by making it more difficult to purchase a gun and requiring its storage outside the home, easy access during a suicidal moment is denied.

Current restrictions placed on Centers for Disease Control, due to successful lobbying by the NRA have prohibited them from studying the gun violence epidemic in the United States. These rules need to be removed and the funding restored.

For those who believe it's impossible to do all this, let me close by sharing with you two important facts. One, we are not a country of gun nuts. Seventy-seven percent of all Americans do not own a gun.

If three-quarters of the country has decided they have no need for a gun, three-quarters of the country may also decide they have no need for an archaic amendment.

Let's do a survey on that. Let's find out who believes the Second Amendment is archaic. And who believes it's still necessary. When President Obama tried to get Congress to pass simple common sense gun control legislation after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, polls showed 90 percent backed it.

Yeah. Well, that's because they didn't understand what was being said there. I mean, those kinds of polls are easily spun. And that one certainly was.

I mean, Michael Moore -- this is just insanity. We need to check into the Canadian law because I don't believe that in order to get a gun in Canada, you got to get a permission slip from your wife. That just can't be.

Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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