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.

First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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