There has never been a more important time to "stand and fight" for the Second Amendment, a fired-up Glenn Beck said live from the annual NRA convention in Houston on Thursday. TheBlaze TV broadcasted Thursday's edition of The Glenn Beck Program from the George R. Brown Convention Center before an audience of hundreds.
"If progressives cannot defeat the Second Amendment nationally and do it on the up-and-up, they'll do what they always do -- go through the back door, and they're doing it now state by state. Now is the time to stand," Beck said to thunderous applause.
Beck also teased part of his highly anticipated keynote speech, scheduled for Saturday at the NRA convention. Standing in front a table covered with firearms, he said the guns "tell the American story" unlike anything else -- but he also informed his audience they would have to wait for his speech to hear the full story. This author has heard some of the unbelievable stories behind the antique guns and can confirm that Beck's NRA speech is one you don't want to miss.
"That's what makes the NRA so great," he said. "There is no difference between the high roller and the people who have counted their pennies and come here…That's what makes the NRA a powerful presence in politics and everything else, not because they have the rich and powerful but because they also have the poor and powerless as well."
"This is truly an American institution," he added.
Beck also joked about how serious the NRA really is about gun safety. And they are serious.
"They have been on me all day," he said in a joking matter, but completely serious.
This story will be updated with video.