Glenn, a gun, and an airport



Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government


by Glenn Beck

GLENN: So I'm in the airport and, you know, I carry a gun from time to time and I go to whenever you go to the airport in New York, you know it's going to be a nightmare because they immediately, if you have a gun, you are immediately a killer. There's no reason. Most New Yorkers, especially those that work at the airport, most New Yorkers will think, you've got a gun? Why have a gun! Because, A, it's my right to carry one. And have you noticed all the dangerous freaks around? So I went to the airport and, well, the lady immediately when I put my gun box up on the counter, I said it's a gun, she was totally fine with it because she for some reason or another thought I was a cop and she said, okay, just fill this out. And she gave me a piece of paper I had never seen before. I didn't even know what it was. And I'm looking at it and I realize it was for law enforcement. And I said, oh, I'm sorry, I'm not a police officer. I mean, I swear to you she almost reached down below the counter to push the button, "Bzzzz, there's a killer, there's killer at my desk, killer here." They made me take the gun out, apart. I mean, it already didn't have the clip in it, it already had the bullets in a separate box, blah, blah blah, it was already locked, everything. Everything that you're supposed to do. It had to be in three separate boxes. The bullets, the clip and the gun. Three separate pieces of luggage. I said, no, it doesn't. Oh, don't make that mistake. The airline just lost the gun part. It was no big deal. When I got to the other side of, you know, my destination and I said all the way there, my gun's gone, my gun's gone, it's gone. It would have been safer for me to give it to a 4 year old child than to pass it over to the people at the airport. Lo and behold, I'm out West. My gun is in Canada. And I walked up to the counter and I said, "Hey, guess what's missing?" Now unfortunately for the people out West who had nothing to do with the people back east, they kind of got the wrath. They said, "Your luggage?" I said, no, no, my gun! You know, the thing that the people on the other end were so concerned about? You people lost my gun. Of course, then somebody on the, you know, behind the counter heard the word "Gun." "Bzzzz, there's a dangerous killer here, bzzzz." They finally tracked it and I swear to you he looked up and he said, "It's currently in Montreal." Canada? Canada! First of all, we don't necessarily have the most competent people working at the airport. They've kind of lost their vigilance. When George Bush changed their uniforms from white to blue shirts because people weren't respecting the TSA, and do you remember this? And so they change their uniforms and they changed them from white to blue, I thought to myself, that's not the reason we don't listen to them. That's not the reason why we don't respect them.

Now, as you have heard earlier, I do listen to them. I don't usually listen to me or anybody else, but I do usually listen to them because I know the power that they wield and I understand how miserable they can make my life. That's not all TSA agents by any stretch of the imagination and it's not all airports by any stretch of the imagination. But you don't need to change the uniforms. Let's use human intelligence, hmmm? And hire some humans from time to time that have some intelligence. Or use their eyes. And if you want to fix it, there's no more technology that we need. It is a right to fly on a private carrier I'm sorry, it's not a right to fly on a private carrier. It's a privilege. Let's have the private industry screen their own people like El Al does and you know what? Nobody's going to get on a plane with the underwear and a bomb in it. Call me crazy.

 

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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