Glenn Beck talks with Bob Levy


Levy is senior fellow in constitutional studies and a member of the board of directors at the Cato Institute.

GLENN: Let's go to Bob Levy. He's with the Cato Institute. Bob, what do you think of this ruling today, Supreme Court?

LEVY: Well, I couldn't be more happy. We filed this case about five years ago on behalf of Mr. Keller and five other plaintiffs and the court, at least a majority put forth, and they finally recognize the Second Amendment secures the individual right.

GLENN: How fragile is this, Bob?

LEVY: It's not five members at all. Five members on the court are all it takes and that's what we got and Justice Scalia couldn't have been clearer. It's an individual right, it includes the right of self-defense and people in Washington D.C. can now go and apply to register handguns. D.C. law has prevented the registration of all functional firearms for all people, all owners at all times for all purposes and the Court said without any equivocation whatsoever this is impermissible, it violates the Second Amendment. That's good news for D.C. residents.

GLENN: What do you expect to come out of this? In the next year what do you think's going to happen? What is New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. look like? What does)

LEVY: Well, Washington has been resolved. Of course, there are going to be a lot of procedural things going on about changing the law and about registering handguns. The other cities are much more complicated because it has never been determined and is not determined by today's decision whether the Second Amendment applies to the states. So there will have to be litigation that fleshes that question out, and there will also have to be litigation that determines the scope of the right that's secured. So we know, for example, there's nothing wrong with keeping guns away from kids, keeping guns away from crazy people, keeping weapons of mass destruction away from terrorists. They don't have a Second Amendment right to that. So we'll have to find out exactly what are the rights that are permissibly regulated and which ones are impermissibly regulated. That's going to take more litigation.

GLENN: Because Washington D.C. is not a state, it's just a city, it may have different rights. For instance, the State of New York could say we're not going to issue any kind of carry permits, we're not going to issue permits for guns, and they can get away with that in New York City?

LEVY: Well, it's not so much that Washington D.C. is a city. It's that Washington D.C. is a federal enclave which is governed by federal law, whereas New York has its own set of laws which applies not only to the state but to cities within New York as well. So there will have to be additional litigation to determine whether states and cities outside of Washington, which is a federal state, whether states and cities elsewhere will be governed by the Second Amendment. I think the answer to that is yes and I think the Court will agree with me, but it has not yet been finally determined.

GLENN: All right. But if it does happen, that's actually not so horrible because you could always just move to a state that understood the Constitution. I mean, these states, some of these states are getting so far away from the Constitution. I mean, jeez, I don't even know how it's America anymore in some of these states. But you could find those states that would say you have an absolute right to own a gun. But then the whole thing kind of breaks down, doesn't it? You've got one --

LEVY: The states have been pretty good on this. 44 states do recognize an individual right under their state laws and state constitutions. 48 states allow concealed carry with various degrees of discretion. So it hasn't been so much the states. It's been the municipalities that are passing their own regulations under power that's delegated from the state. They are the ones like New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, they are the ones that are going to be challenged and they are the ones that have to get -- will down the road be overturned.

GLENN: Bob, thank you very much. Appreciate all your hard work.

LEVY: My pleasure, thank you.

GLENN: You bet. Bye-bye.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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The violent crime rate in the United States has continued to decline every year since 1991 and last year the violent crime rate nationwide was down another 3% from the previous year.

Unfortunately for the people living in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, represented by Ilhan Omar (D), this trend toward a safer and more secure America does not apply in Minneapolis. In fact, Minneapolis police report a 53% increase in robberies since the controversial congresswoman took office in January 2019.

Minneapolis has also become the terrorist recruitment capital of the U.S. More people in Rep. Omar's district have either joined or attempted to join terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, al-Shabab, and ISIS, than any other place in the nation.

So, how is Rep. Omar addressing these issues? Is it just a coincidence that Minneapolis' representative in Congress is known for sowing division and hatred?

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Glenn Beck: Adam Schiff is a LIAR — and we have the proof

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck didn't hold back when discussing the latest in a long list of lies issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during the Democrats' ongoing endeavor to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"I'm going to just come out and say, Adam Schiff is a liar. And he intentionally lied. And we have the proof. The media being his little lapdog, but I'll explain what's really going on, and call the man a liar to his face," Glenn asserted. "No, I'm not suggesting he's a liar. No, I'm telling you, he's a liar. ... Adam Schiff is a lying dirtbag."

A recent report in Politico claimed Schiff "mischaracterized" the content of a document sent to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as evidence against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Read more on this here.

"Let me translate [for Politico]," Glenn said. "House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff lied about a text message exchange between two players in the Ukrainian saga. And we know it, because of the documents that were obtained by Politico."

A few of the other lies on Schiff's list include his repeated false claims that there was "significant evidence of collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election, his phony version of President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, and his retracted claim that neither he nor his committee ever had contact with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower. And the list just keeps getting longer.

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