Walmart pulls toy guns resembling assault rifles to avoid triggering kids

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, the largest firearms sellers in the US, raised the age restriction for gun and ammunition sales from 18 to 21 years of age.

Walmart also removed all toys resembling “assault-style rifles.” This reaction has been in keeping with much of the outcry. But an analysis by the Wall Street Journal determined that, in the nearly three decades of mass shootings, age restrictions would not have changed the outcome.

They reviewed all school shootings since 1990 --- at US elementary schools, middle schools and high schools --- that involved three or more deaths. In total, there were 32 shootings. Most of the shooters got the gun from home or from a family member.

J. Reid Meloy, a forensic psychologist and longtime FBI consultant, said that “is a very important element that has been lost in the current debate.” Meloy determined the real problem was far more complex, involving a caustic mixture a “of troubled adolescent, unsecured firearms, general disorganization at home.” He added, “then you increase the risk, of course, of him being able to easily access a weapon.”

There are clear-cut warning signs to look for, warning signs that are much better at predicting and stopping a shooting than an age restriction.

Retired FBI agent profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole said there are clear-cut warning signs to look for, warning signs that are much better at predicting and stopping a shooting than an age restriction.

She noted that young shooters are mission-oriented, and are determined to find a gun somehow, so it’s important for parents and caregivers to look for the warning signs: “Signs include preoccupation with guns and gun violence, isolation, behavior changes, mental-health issues, drugs and alcohol use.”

The Wall Street Journal study, like many before it, tells us that the issue is with the people who commit these murders, and that the people around them can stop these shootings if they know what to look for. As a country, if we shifted that narrative, we could accomplish a lot.

But that would require personal accountability and responsibility on a national scale.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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