Blaming the guns only sweeps the real problem under the rug

Do we have a gun problem, or do we have a mental health problem?

For pro-gun controllers the answer is obvious, and they’ll do everything in their power to never let option B --- mental health --- ever trump blaming the inanimate object. How do they get away with this?

Well, it’s easy, just do these three things:

1. Avoid all the facts.

2. Over sensationalize some made up “facts” of your own.

3. And finally --- and this is the most important of them all --- make sure everyone stays high as a kite on emotion.

Do all of these three things and the sky's the limit. You might even be able to convince a former Chief Justice to call for the repeal of the Second Amendment.

So let’s look at the facts. Over the last quarter of a century, the US gun homicide rate has fallen by over HALF. During that same period, the gun violence victimization rate has fallen by SEVENTY PERCENT. So how has the pro-gun control lobby made it look lately like gun violence --- rather than receding --- is actually a GROWING problem, especially when every statistic out there will show you the exact opposite?

It’s easy. If it bleeds... it leads.

Violence, no matter how random or rare it may be, always gets more attention than peace does. A mass shooting will get 24 hours a day seven days a week coverage for over a month. Random acts of violence inspire marches, walkouts and even legislature, but a QUARTER OF A CENTURY of falling crime gets JACK SQUAT.

The answer is mental health and the government's inability to address it.

But I think everyone can agree that there is a problem right now. I’ve already established it’s not guns --- the facts don’t fit that narrative. So what’s really the issue here? The answer is mental health and the government's inability to address it.

Pardon me while I unload a few more facts. Keep in mind, NONE of these numbers I’m about to drop came from any partisan source. They didn’t come from some conservative think tank. All of this came from the United States Secret Service. The Secret Service just released a report showing that 64 percent of all mass shooters showed symptoms of mental illness.

A quarter of them had even been hospitalized or prescribed psychiatric medication BEFORE the attacks. 75 percent of these killers sent communications or engaged in suspicious conduct that should have alerted law enforcement.

So we’ve got clinically insane people, who in many cases have been in mental facilities, but are still able to purchase guns, AND they’re even giving away their intentions beforehand with “communications and suspicious activity.”

Blame the guns.

The facts clearly show that gun violence is going down, but --- at the same time --- mental health is spiraling out of control, and our government clearly can’t figure out how to handle it. So people have taken the easy way out.

Blame the guns --- the tools of the clinically insane --- all the while sweeping the REAL problem under the rug.

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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