Glenn Beck: NRA President Marion Hammer

GLENN: Well, now, now there are companies that are saying -- for instance, a guy lost his job. He was a Pizza Hut guy. He went. He was carrying a gun. He's delivering pizzas. Now, I don't know about the neighborhood you live in. Maybe it's nice. You know, I'm not having a problem delivering pizza in a lot of neighborhoods. I'm really having a problem delivering pizzas in some neighborhoods. Guy goes to the door, guy who ordered the pizza, pulls out a gun, says give me the cash. He's threatened. He feels he's in danger. He pulls out his gun, he shoots him. Everybody in town is for him. He's fired. Not allowed to carry a gun. Now people are saying -- companies are saying, you can't even have a gun in the parking lot. Excuse me? First of all, I don't leave my gun in the glove box of my car. My gun will stay on me. I'm not leaving -- I'm not having somebody steal my car and then my gun is gone. But if I want to carry a gun, you know what? You don't want to have a gun in your building? Fine. I don't work for you. I'll tell all my friends: Stu, you do business with this company? They don't allow people to carry guns. They don't allow people to leave their gun, you know, in the car, locked up.

Marion Hammer, she was the first woman president of the NRA and she's with us now. Hi, Marion.

HAMMER: Hi, how are you?

GLENN: Tell me. How should we look at companies that don't let you carry a gun like Pizza Hut? Or I think it was Pizza Hut. Was it Pizza Hut? I think so.

HAMMER: Well, Pizza Hut and a number of other situations. And the way I view these giant corporations is out of control. They think they're emperors. They think that they have some mythical right to control anything and everything that goes on in a public access parking lot and that's absolute nonsense.

GLENN: Now, so what happens is if you work at, you know, XYZ store, you can't put your gun -- you can't leave your gun in the parking lot. What is their excuse for that?

HAMMER: They claim that they have an obligation to keep their employees and their customers safe and that somehow your personal, private, lawfully possessed firearm that is locked inside your vehicle in a parking lot poses a danger to their employees and customers. Now, you know as well as I do that these businesses are not providing security for their customers and employees when we are in their parking lots but now they don't want us to be able to protect ourselves.

GLENN: So is there any study or anything that shows that people have guns in their car, in parking lots, that they're somehow or another more dangerous? I mean, what prompted this?

HAMMER: What prompted it is basically an Annie gun philosophy upon which the Brady campaign capitalized. In 1997 they began a campaign to get corporate America to declare their businesses, their property, gun-free zones. The Brady campaign had been unable to ban guns or to take away rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns for personal protection. So they decided to go through the back door. They prepared an extensive document in excess of 80 pages in which they even included samples of signage that businesses could use to put up in their parking lots. And the corporations and the managers of corporations who had a political philosophy against firearms ownership started this campaign.

GLENN: Marion, two questions. One, should you leave your gun -- I would never leave my gun in the car. Should you leave your gun in the car; and two, how should we react as gun owners, how should we react to those businesses that say, no guns on the premises?

HAMMER: Well, with respect to leaving a gun in your car, in most states if you carry a firearm around with you, concealed, you're committing a felony unless you have a license to carry concealed.

GLENN: Right.

HAMMER: But it is also legal to have a firearm inside your private vehicle for transport and for self-defense and other lawful purposes.

GLENN: Sure.

HAMMER: So if an individual keeps a gun in the car for protection or is coming to or from hunting or target shooting, they leave their gun locked in their car, that's perfectly legal. And as long as it's out of site, a criminal has no way of knowing that it's in there.

GLENN: Sure.

HAMMER: If you have a license to carry a concealed firearm, a handgun on your person for protection, most license holders carry that firearm on the person and do not leave it locked in the car. There are businesses that post signs that say no guns inside their buildings. There are businesses that have now started posting signs in their parking lots. I'll give you an example. I frequent a particular restaurant here and I drive through there and pick up happy meals for my grandkids. Drive right into that property right past their big yellow welcome sign and get in the drivethrough lane and I'm sitting there one day and I look up and there's a sign on a post that says no firearms. Well, technically under the law when I drove past that welcome sign, "Come spend your money here," and then observed the no firearms sign, I'm committing trespassing.

GLENN: Do you go to that McDonald's anymore?

HAMMER: Nope.

GLENN: Marion, I've got to run. Thank you so much. First female president of the NRA, good to have you on, Marion.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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