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PAT: -- the Second Amendment to the Constitution is so ancient and outdated, and so he's done a little bit of an upgrade for us.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.

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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