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Texas Shooter Passed Background Checks Because the Air Force ‘Didn’t Do Their Job’

How did the Texas gunman who murdered 26 people in a church on Sunday manage to buy a gun despite an assault conviction on his record?

“Someone was not doing their job,” Glenn said on today’s show.

The Air Force admitted earlier this week that the gunman’s domestic assault conviction was not properly entered into a federal database that could have prevented him from purchasing the firearm he used to mow down around 50 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Glenn detailed the shooter’s sordid history: an assault conviction and a one-year sentence in military prison, an escape from a mental health facility, and two investigations for alleged sexual assault. How was this guy not flagged as a problem after being found guilty of punching his stepson and fracturing the child’s skull?

“Despite all that, he still passed five background checks after his assault conviction because somebody didn’t do their job,” Glenn said.

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GLENN: So how is it possible to pass five background checks even if you have been in prison for assault? Disturbing details continue to emerge about the man who murdered 26 people at Southerland Springs First Baptist Church on Sunday. The latest is that while he was in the Air Force in 2012, he made death threats against his superior officers, and he tried to sneak guns onto Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. He was then sent to a mental health facility. He later escaped. Police caught him at a bus terminal in El Paso. Police said that at the time, he was suffering for mental disorders and was a danger to himself and others.

Now, this apparently happened at the same time that he was facing charges for kicking, choking, hitting his wife, pulling her hair, and pointing loaded guns at her in 2011 and 2012. He also hit his infant stepson in the head, fracturing the child's skull. And he was quoted as saying he did it intentionally.

I don't think I understand military justice. He was only sentenced to one year in a military prison for punching a baby alone?

According to his court-martial documents, the assault was with the force likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm. Isn't that attempted murder?

The Air Force admitted on Monday that his conviction was not entered into the National Criminal Information Center database. Someone was not doing their job.

Had someone done his job, we wouldn't be in the situation in Southerland Springs.

In the two years following his military prison term, he was also investigated twice for sexual assault and rape. Although no charges were ever filed.

Despite all of that, he still passed at least five background checks after his assault conviction, because somebody didn't do their job.

He got one to work at a grocery store. And then he passed another one, two more in 2016 and 2017. He purchased guns at Academy Sports. And then two more within the last four months, to get a security job at a water park and an RV resort.

So who is doing these background checks? This isn't like applying for a library card. He was getting full-time jobs. Okay. One step up from a library card.

But he was buying firearms. What's going on?

When we have a background check law in place that completely fails, it only emboldens the left to try to pass more laws. Anyone who believes in the Second Amendment must be now controlling the narrative and asking the Air Force what happened, who is responsible, and what are you doing to make sure that lunatics, that domestic violence and what I believe was attempted murder, should not get a year in prison and then have it wiped from the public record.

America needs to get its act together with the laws we already have in place, or we will lose more of our freedoms.

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Comply or Die: How America Will Enforce TOTAL Wokeness

Have you noticed an insane number of companies "going woke" lately? There's a big reason for why this is happening NOW, and it's not just virtue-signaling. Big corporations, one by one, are pulling the trigger on an initiative that has been in the works for about a decade.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes the framework that was built and inserted into business schools all across the countries. Critical race theory, gender, and "social justice" were given a higher priority than just doing good business.

Glenn has the documents that reveal what's coming to YOUR business or the company you work for and what will happen to companies that don't comply. And what started out as an indoctrination at the university level is now being taught in public schools K-12. They're teaching our kids to be equity activists right under our noses, and the indoctrination is working.

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SO MUCH FOR BUYING ELECTRIC: Mayor Pete wants to tax EVERY mile you drive

It's almost as if they WANT you to feel the coming pain as deeply as possible. First, Biden nixed the Keystone XL Pipeline, driving the price at the pump through the roof. Now, (Mayor) Pete Buttigieg is heading up the Department of Transportation and floated the idea of taxing EVERY mile you drive. So much for buying an electric car to save money at the pump...

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WARNING: Here's who's REALLY behind 'spooky, right-wing' extremism

Over the past year, the left has tried to paint conservatives as "spooky, right-wing" extremists who want to destroy the nation. But true conservatives know that's not true. However, there is a dangerous global movement that fits this "spooky" definition — masquerading as "right-wing" — and it's gaining momentum. It's called Traditionalism, with a capital "T."

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," author and award-winning expert on the radical right Professor Benjamin Teitelbaum joined Glenn to define Traditionalism and explain why it's exactly how the left wants to paint conservatives — but that couldn't be further from the truth.

Teitelbaum said Traditionalism is the "most transformative political movement of the early 21st century" in his book, "War for Eternity," which Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald called "an indispensable text" for understanding "the most profound and tumultuous political shifts defining societies on every continent." It's a bizarre story, involving Steve Bannon, Hinduism, Hitler, mysticism, Aleksandr Dugin, the Constitution, and tons and tons of money.

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COMING SATURDAY: The REAL Extremism Is NOT ‘Conservative’ | Benjamin Teitelbaum | Ep 102

Did you realize that there's a group of incredibly powerful people from all over the world who are praying for the apocalypse? It's called Traditionalism, with a capital "T." Professor Benjamin Teitelbaum describes it as the "most transformative political movement of the early 21st century." He writes about it in his book, "War for Eternity," which Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald called "an indispensable text" for understanding "the most profound and tumultuous political shifts defining societies on every continent." It's a bizarre story, involving Steve Bannon, Hinduism, Hitler, mysticism, Aleksandr Dugin, the Constitution, and tons and tons of money. And it's exactly how the Left wants to paint conservatives — but that couldn't be further from the truth.