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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

CCRKBA is naming national radio and television personality Glenn Beck the CCRKBA Gun Rights Defender of the Month for September.
In nominating the talk show host for the Award, John M. Snyder, CCRKBA Public Affairs Director, said the noted TV host “is incisive and articulate in defending the individual Second Amendment right of law-abiding American citizens to keep and bear arms. He is rapier-like in demolishing the gun control arguments of his opponents. Besides that, he uses satire effectively in exposing the ridiculous arguments of anti-gun spokesmen.
“During this time of media contentiousness regarding our gun rights, it is most helpful that there is a media spokesperson of Glenn Beck’s caliber to stick up so effectively in defense of our right to keep and bear arms. He certainly deserves this Award.”
On a recent segment of The Glenn Beck Program, a nationally-syndicated talk-radio show that airs throughout the United States on Premiere Radio Networks, Glenn attempted to show the idiocy of anti-gunners who oppose the carrying of concealed firearms by citizens with state-issued ccw permits. “I went to the movie this weekend with a gun,” he said, “and surprise, surprise, I didn’t kill anybody.”
Beck said, “I think the media may be slightly out of touch and perhaps no more out of touch in any other area besides guns. They help protect you, your family, you know, those things. They’re something to treat with respect. You use them responsibly, they provide peace of mind. But the media lives in Manhattan or Washington, D.C. or the little green bubble in Los Angeles. You know, these are the places where acquiring a gun is more difficult than looking like me and acquiring a date with Carrie Underwood. You know what I’m saying? It ain’t happening. To me guns do not kill people. To the media guns, not people, are responsible for killing people. They are responsible for all criminal activity in America. It’s the evil gun. People who have guns are threats. They are not responsible citizens. But I’ve learned something else.”
Glenn then related an interview he had with Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, also a CCRKBA Gun Rights Defender of the Month, who is sponsoring federal legislation to allow citizens with state-issued ccw permits to carry in states which also issue such permits.
It was then that Beck revealed he carried a gun when he went to the movie.
That revelation, said Glenn, “set the liberal media on fire. Ahhhh! Ahhhh! Ahhhh! That made people go crazy. The Huffington Post headlined their story, ‘Glenn Beck’s Startling Post.’ Ahhhh! It was startling, wasn’t it? I’m not sure exactly what was so startling about it but they can’t imagine someone would be so unsafe as to endanger American citizens by bringing a gun into their presence! This goes back to the leftist idea of what guns are. They’re just a dangerous mistake by the Founding Fathers. They are in the Constitution for no other reason than for them to get powerful enough in the courts to remove them! That’s all they’re for.”
Beck said that the anti-gun media people have “a fundamental misunderstanding of what guns are. For a lot of people in America with concealed carry permits, they’re not something that you lock in your gun safe and pull out only when the alarm goes off and you hear glass breaking at 3:00 a.m. You conceal the weapon and carry it. Here’s the shocking thing. Depending on where you live, you have probably been in a movie theater with guns every time you are in the movie theater. Ahhhh! Somehow or another you survived every single movie theater you had where everyone had a concealed weapon…You carry your gun…You bring it with you every time. Sure, movies don’t seem dangerous but neither did English class at Virginia Tech…When I leave my house in the morning, I take all of my rights with me.”
Glenn also related the situation on his self-titled television show on the Fox News Channel.
Born February 10, 1964 in Mount Vernon, Washington, Glenn Lee Beck graduated from Sehome High School in Bellingham, Washington. In addition to being a television and radio host, he also is a political commentator, author and entrepreneur.
In addition to broadcasting, he has written three New York Times bestselling books, and is the publisher of Fusion Magazine. He also stars in a one-man stage show that tours the United States twice a year.
He is married to Tania Beck, has four children and resides in New Canaan, Connecticut.