Glenn Beck talks with Chris Cox

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox

GLEN: Let me go to the NRA. Do we have Chris on phone? Chris?

COX: Hey, Glenn, how are you today?

GLENN: Well, how are you?

COX: I'm doing great, I'm doing great.

GLENN: This is -- I hate to say this is a banner day for gun owners. This is a banner day for anybody who respects the Constitution.

COX: Well, you are exactly right and it's a landmark decision. And the Supreme Court affirmed what the American people have known all along, that good people have the right to own a firearm and God forbid they ever need it. They have a right to defend their life and their families with that firearm. So, you know, this is a day that the extremists and the elitists have lost and the good honest people in America have won.

GLENN: What was the mood like at the NRA?

COX: Well, obviously we read into the opinion before we got too excited but again it was a narrow ruling but it's a very important ruling. For the first time in American history the Supreme Court has put the Constitution on the side of law-abiding gun owners. So that in and of itself is historic. And they also sent a message to politicians all across America that you can't ban handguns from law-abiding people. You can't make people defenseless in their home by making self-defense illegal. It's not only dangerous but it's unconstitutional. Then to take it a step further, you know, our kids are reading in their textbooks that the Second Amendment's not an individual right. All of those things are going to change. This is a historic day.

GLENN: I haven't had a chance to read the whole thing. I've been briefed on it here during the breaks because it's come out while I was on the air. But it's my understanding that it is -- several places it says about keeping and bearing arms in your own home. Does this go -- does this branch out at all into concealed carry permits like in New York City?

COX: Glenn, it doesn't. Those rules weren't challenged in this lawsuit. There were three questions that the Court had an opportunity to answer. One is on an individual right, which they agreed with the National Rifle Association and the American people that this is an individual right, not a collective right. The second question was on a total ban on handguns for law-abiding people of the district. Once again D.C. got it wrong; the Supreme Court agreed. The third question was on operable firearms in your home, can you keep a loaded gun for self-defense. D.C. said no; the NRA said yes; the United States Supreme Court agreed with the NRA that D.C. was extremist and elitist and unconstitutional. Now, they do talk extensively in their decisions about self-defense and about not only the right to hunt but the right to use a firearm for self-defense and so this is not the end, Glenn. This is only the end of the beginning. There will be both legislative and legal fights all over the country, but the National Rifle Association is going to be anywhere in America where politicians are trying to treat law-abiding gun owners as second class citizens. This is a fundamental right. It's just as important as the rest of the rights and we're not going to let it be treated otherwise.

GLENN: What happens in Chicago now?

COX: There will be a challenge to Chicago, to the suburbs' bans on handguns, there will be challenges all over the country to total bans on firearms and public housing. Poor people deserve a right to self-defense just like rich people, particularly rich people like Barack Obama who have taxpayer-funded security around them but tell the rest of America that when it comes to self-defense, you're out of luck.

GLENN: Are you concerned at all about -- because this is going to be challenged. There's going to be court case after court case after court case. There was kind of a mutually assured destruction kind of thing going on between the anti-gun people and the gun people where you just didn't want to challenge anything, just let it be because you never know which way it's going to be. Now that this has happened, now there are going to be court case after court case after court case. Are you worried at all that one person leaves this court that's conservative and the whole thing could be turned upside down again?

COX: Well, Glenn, it shows the importance of the elections. It shows who gets to pick Supreme Court nominees and who gets to pick on their confirmation. All of those, that's a valid point. Gun owners all over the country are watching very closely because two or three Supreme Court vacancies, two or three new justices and they could come back and take this all away. But at the end of the day the gun control groups, whether it's the Brady campaign or the others, they went to the Supreme Court and said that this was not an individual right. They said that D.C.'s handgun ban was constitutional and they said that people did not have a right to keep a firearm in their home for self-defense. They lost across the board. While it's a narrow decision, it's a historic decision and one that we are prepared to go all over the country and anywhere they try to treat law-abiding gun owners as second class citizens, the National Rifle Association's going to be there, whether it's in a state legislature, a city council or a courtroom.

GLENN: Chris Cox from the NRA, thank you, sir.

COX: Thanks for having me.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck broke down today's inflation, explaining what it is and giving proof that those at the top — politicians and world elite — continue to take advantage of our declining economy to advance their own agenda. He also revealed how a recent decision by Citibank and powerful investment management company, BlackRock, not only puts the U.S. further behind but also allows for China to gain worldwide control.

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For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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