Should 2nd amendment cover the blind?

GLENN: Here's something else that probably, probably won't get a lot of coverage and that is the students that are all around the country now in colleges that are wearing empty holsters on their waists. They're wearing empty holsters in protest that they're not allowed to carry guns on campus. I warn you guys, it's going to make you a target. I mean, oh, you're the evil hatemonger with the empty holster.

And Rudy Giuliani, just to let you know, he is so okay with your Second Amendment that he told a town hall meeting in Northwestern New Hampshire that you don't have to worry; you have a constitutional right; it is protected and bear and carry arms; it's the Second Amendment. If somebody disagrees with that, you have to get the Constitution changed.

It was actually, it was actually a question asked by a former police officer who is no longer a police officer because he was wounded in the line of duty and he's blind. Now, I'm a pretty big gun guy. I love the Second Amendment, but I'm pretty sure that if you're blind, you probably shouldn't have a gun. Just, I'm not -- you can convince me the other way. Let me go to Mountain Man Adam. Adam, biggest Second Amendment guy I know. Blind people, and I'm not talking about, well, I can't really drive at night. I mean blind people. Guns?



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ADAM: Well, I think they have a right to own guns. I think that it falls to responsible use of guns.

GLENN: Okay, here. You have a right to own guns and you want to shoot somebody in your own house? I guess, I mean, you know, I can't take your right away to own a firearm in your own house, but you certainly are not going to get a right to carry it around in the streets. I mean, how are you -- you're blind.

ADAM: Yeah. And I think that again that falls with the responsible ownership. There are shooting sports for blind people where they actually shoot targets and they have a set of eyes so they can enjoy the sport.

GLENN: "Target over here, target over here, target over here. I mean, I don't think if somebody is going to do -- unless they have really squeaky shoes, if you're blind, you could probably move around. You know what I mean? Move? Maybe -- I mean, I'm just saying. As a blanket statement, as a blanket statement. I'm sure --

STU: Glenn, I didn't know that we -- I was reading the Constitution today. I didn't see the part that we take the constitutional rights away for disabilities. I didn't --

GLENN: I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Do you have a -- first of all, you don't have a right -- I want to make sure this is clear. You don't have a right, you know, it's not in the Constitution that you can drive a car, but we don't give blind people driver's license.

STU: Yeah, you're right.

GLENN: There's some things that you can't do.

STU: You are right, it's not a constitutionally guaranteed right. So that wouldn't apply here. I'm just saying if you want to take it away --

GLENN: Hang on. Let's take a vote.

STU: People with ADD shouldn't have -- let's just pick the ailment and decide what right you lose with that ailment.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Adam, you're blind. Should you have a concealed weapon permit? Should you be able to walk around with a gun? You're blind.

ADAM: No. Again I think that goes to responsible gun ownership and in order to have a concealed weapons permit, you have to qualify for it.

GLENN: If there's anybody --

STU: You qualify for it. Is that Thomas Jefferson?

GLENN: If there's anybody that -- you're telling me so you are for blind people having guns?

STU: No, I'm just trying to piss you off.

GLENN: All right, good. Dan, we should do a freak jury on this. Let's open up the lines. Are you for blind people -- again, if you're blind, you live in your house, I'm going to -- I'm not going to stop you from owning a gun in your house. Are you for that, Stu?

STU: I have no idea. Because I mean, in all seriousness, you know, I'm not really making that argument. Like, it doesn't seem sensible to me for blind people to have guns because you can see what you're shooting at. That's the --

GLENN: Blind people can -- you know, people, they can hear things and get in the general range. But you don't -- I mean, you don't know who's behind you, around there. Also you don't -- I mean, you've got to be able to have eyes.

STU: If it's in the Constitution, a guaranteed right to arms, you're able to arm yourself.

GLENN: Isn't this going to the common sense part of things?

STU: If they want to give it up --

GLENN: You just say, I mean, how about if I say I could put a talking device into a car that would be able to help people drive so they know where they are all the time, would you say, yeah, go ahead; Mr. Blind guy, go ahead, get behind the wheel of the car?

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This has been solutions for the blind on the Glenn Beck program.

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GLENN: Wait a minute. In Texas?

STU: I don't -- I'm reading it right now. We're going now, you know, looking around for blind gun stories and there's one at least from December of last year where there's a representative from Texas who is introducing an amendment that would allow blind people to hunt game using laser sights. So like, the person standing next to you go, now! Like when the laser sight --

GLENN: See, hunting game is different.

STU: I mean, I don't --

GLENN: Hunting game is different. We're talking about -- we're talking about Rudy Giuliani, a guy who only okayed, like, 750 concealed weapons permits for the entire city of New York City, okay? Only 750 people were allowed to carry guns under Rudy Giuliani in a city of, what, 18 million? He's in New Hampshire and he says no one has a right to tell you you can't carry a gun to a blind guy! We're not talking about owning a gun. We're not talking about going hunting with a gun. We're talking about a concealed weapons permit so blind people can carry guns on the street. Rudy, what -- who are you? What happened? 

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Critical race theory: Struggle sessions

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China has a rich legacy of torture. During the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese Communist Party used a variety of torture techniques. These became more and more advanced over time. This included public humiliation and public executions.

One specific kind of public humiliation is what's called "The Struggle Session." It was a punishment reserved for people who committed wrong-think. The point was to publicly degrade the person until they swore allegiance to the Communist Party. Their focus is on the elimination of the power base and/or class position of enemy classes or groups. It was also a warning to everyone watching: If you don't bend your knee to communism, you will be destroyed.

If you don't bend your knee to communism, you will be destroyed.

It was a way to punish anyone who so much as disagreed with Communist Party dogma.

These struggle sessions often took place in busy areas.

They also took place at universities, like the struggle session for the professor You Xiaoli, as recounted by Anne Thurston, in Enemies of the People:

You Xiaoli was standing, precariously balanced, on a stool. Her body was bent over from the waist into a right angle, and her arms, elbows stiff and straight, were behind her back, one hand grasping the other at the wrist. It was the position known as "doing the airplane." Around her neck was a heavy chain, and attached to the chain was a blackboard, a real blackboard, one that had been removed from a classroom at the university where You Xiaoli, for more than ten years, had served as a full professor. On both sides of the blackboard were chalked her name and the myriad crimes she was alleged to have committed...

The scene was taking place at the university, too, in a sports field at one of China's most prestigious institutions of higher learning. In the audience were You Xiaoli's students and colleagues and former friends. Workers from local factories and peasants from nearby communes had been bussed in for the spectacle. From the audience came repeated, rhythmic chants ... "down with You Xiaoli! Down with You Xiaoli!"

"I had many feelings at that struggle session," recalls You Xiaoli. "I thought there were some bad people in the audience. But I also thought there were many ignorant people, people who did not understand what was happening, so I pitied that kind of person. They brought workers and peasants into the meetings, and they could not understand what was happening. But I was also angry."

Struggle sessions have been revived, and exported to America. They come in many forms.

Forced apologies.

Beatings in public—like the mob attack on Rand Paul.

Or the 12-year-old boy who was sucker-punched.

Or the 12-year-old boy who was stabbed for being white.

Anti-racism seminars, like the one in Seattle.

Or the one involving Sandia Labs executives seminar.

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

The long-awaited New York Attorney General's report on the sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo is out — and it is bad for Cuomo. The Democratic AG concluded that the Governor did sexually harass multiple women during his time in office.

On Tuesday's radio program, Glenn Beck questioned is the AG's report would be enough for Democrats to condemn him and call for his resignation? This is what the #MeToo movement was started for, Glenn noted, if Gov. Cuomo doesn't resign quickly, that says a whole lot about today's Democratic Party. Watch the clip to hear more of the conversation. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Critical race theory: The education trap

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The fall semester isn't far away. If you aren't prepared for that, someone else is. Predatory behavior. The most important takeaway from this piece is, whatever is happening on campuses right now is what is going to play out through the rest of society in about 30 years. We're seeing it right now with Critical Race Theory.

It started on the campus. It started in the classroom. And our children are set to be the next victims in the cultural warfare for a nightmare that seems like it will never end.

Colleges are manipulating the system.

It's a little ironic that colleges are overflowing with Marxist professors who preach the Gospel of Karl Marx in their classrooms, because academia in America is the perfect example of capitalist achievement. If anything, colleges are manipulating the system in a way that should make Marxists furious. And they hurt the people that Marxism is supposed to rescue.

Colleges are an enterprise. They are Big Business. It means nothing to them to send thousands of students into debt—not if it means the campus will get a new fountain or another office for the Diversity and Inclusion department.

They'll never admit it, but a big part of their problem is that they have put so much into the myth of progress. They can't even admit that it's a myth. Because it's useful to them.

Roger Scruton once said:

Hence the invocations of "progress", of "growth", of constant "advance" towards the goal which, however, must remain always somewhere in the future.

In reality, they don't give a damn about actual progress.

That's how they have turned academia into instruments of social engineering. They use college to change society.

Their purpose is no longer educational. It's social. They're using the classrooms to cause social change.

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

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

In this clip, the guys discussed how "bravely" some athletes are for threatening to protest the national anthem, for twerking on stage, and for showing off how woke they are.

Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

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