Beck denies responsibility for Pittsburgh shooting, adds that Obama "will slowly but surely take away your gun or take away your ability to shoot a gun, carry a gun"

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Previously:

County Fair: Beck: "Blaming anybody except the nut-job for what happened in Pittsburgh is crazy"

Boehlert: Glenn Beck and the rise of Fox News' militia media

From the April 6 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Glenn Beck Program:

BECK: The very next day, in Pittsburgh, another nutjob takes his guns, his weapons, and he just starts shooting police officers. Not too long after, before they found out that it was over an argument with his mother because a dog peed in his house. Before they found out about the dog peeing story, the press, the blogs, everybody immediately went to, "This guy's a conservative with guns that says Obama's coming." Noel Sheppard, he's the associate editor of NewsBusters. He's been following this.

Noel, how long did it -- wait, what happened to Noel? Did we lose Noel? Noel, are you there? Noel, are you there? OK, we lost Noel, let's call him back. It didn't take long before they immediately started jumping on the bandwagon that it was -- this guy was a conservative, and his outrage, the reason why he was shooting was because of me. Now, I haven't followed this part of the story because quite honestly, you know, I know this stuff is coming. It's insane but anything -- I've warned you for months -- anything that they can do to discredit, they will. That's why I've said, you must know what you know. Do not allow me or anyone else to be your voice. You be your voice. You know what you know. Learn as much as history as you possibly can. Prepare for a time where there will be no national voice that you can turn to.

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BECK: I have a gun I will never, ever fire. In fact, I have two guns I will never, ever fire. Does that make me crazy because I have these two guns?

STU: It's sort of a silly sidebar here, but, I mean, yes, it might have something to do with motivation if you're a collector and you have 5,000 guns, then obviously that's different than having 5,000 guns that -- to shoot police officers as they come in your front door.

BECK: Exactly right. An arsenal is somebody who is planning on using them, you know, in some sort of militia movement.

SHEPPARD: But I think one of the -- but I think one of the other aspects here is: Under the current administration with a Democrat-controlled Congress, knowing what Obama's positions were, as a senator and also as an Illinois senator, is it an irrational fear of any gun owner at this point --

BECK: No.

SHEPPARD: -- to think that gun laws are going to be changed? The answer is no!

BECK: No! It's not irrational at all. They have said it.

[crosstalk]

BECK: They have said it. Why can't we take people at their word? They have said it.

SHEPPARD: Right.

BECK: Well, OK, look, if the president wanted to calm people down, but there's no reason to in the first place because what we're talking about is a crazy man on Saturday.

But if he wanted to calm anybody who had any fears he would have said, "This is such a tragedy and let me reassure, the 2nd Amendment is the 2nd Amendment, and I will not infringe on those rights in any way, shape, or form. But he won't say that because he can't say that. Because he will slowly but surely take away your gun or take away your ability to shoot a gun, carry a gun. He will make them more expensive; he'll tax them out of existence. He will because he has said he would. He will tax you gun or take your gun away one way or another.

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