Florida's new school safety bill does a lot of good until it craps on the Constitution

Florida passed a school safety bill yesterday, but first let me tell you how the rest of the media will report it, and then I’ll tell you what it really means.

If you’re scrolling through the internet today, this will be the dominant flash headline: "Florida Passes Bill Allowing School Staff To Be Armed!"

The headline isn’t wrong. The new bill will allow librarians, media specialists (whatever that is), advisors, coaches and “others” to carry a gun on school grounds. Not only does this make schools physically safer, but it also sends a message to any would-be mass murderer that Florida schools are now off limits. It will now be in the back of their minds that if they raise their barrel in a school, it will be met with multiple barrels aimed back at them.

The new bill also provides $300 million in funding for mental health programs, school resource officers and school safety upgrades.

This is all great news, but after taking this important step forward, the State of Florida took a gigantic leap backward. Mixed in with all the measures that actually WILL improve school safety, the Florida House of Representatives got to work doing what they REALLY wanted to get out of this crisis, and that’s gun control.

First of all, the bill restricts firearms purchases for everyone under 21. Where oh where do I begin with this?

Let’s start with the most obvious. How can you approve a bill that nullifies the Second Amendment to anyone aged 18 to 20? I mean, because when you get right down to it, that’s what this does. The State of Florida is now saying to their estimated 1 million or so ADULTS in that age bracket that the Bill of Rights simply doesn’t apply to them.

Also, how many mass murderers in the past five years have been under the age of 21?

The answer is two! The vast majority are in their upper 20s, 30s and 40s. I don’t wanna give them any more fuel to crap all over the Second Amendment, but they’re not even targeting the right age group.

If someone breaks into your home and attacks you, DON’T WORRY! You can call the police AFTER it’s all over.

So, to the 18-year-old living on your own, and struggling to get by in a rough neighborhood, Florida has declared that it’s safer for you to not be able to protect yourself. If someone breaks into your home and attacks you, DON’T WORRY! You can call the police AFTER it’s all over.

The same applies to the 20-year-old single mother and the 19-year-old veteran, who Florida agrees can carry a gun in a war zone... just not in their own state.

The bill goes on to require a three-day waiting period to buy all guns, which is pointless, and a mandate for background checks, which is already the law.

Florida took some good steps with allowing teachers to carry guns and allocating money for mental health and security upgrades, BUT hidden within all of these cries to “do something!” are always these little chunks of freedom that are slowly getting whittled away.

Before long, if we’re not careful, freedom will be a long-forgotten memory.

CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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Thanks to a recent report from the Federalist, we now know of an ‘insidious’ White House plan to significantly alter commercial sales of ammunition. Not only would this plot skyrocket the price of ammunition for everyday consumers, but it could create a national security risk by limiting one factory’s ability to produce for the military under war-time demand as well.

Larry Keane, from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to detail this White House move, and he explained how he knows the government is lying about it, too.

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2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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