Ever-colorful conservative personality Glenn Beck has made no secret of his support of the Second Amendment and his disdain for gun control. But in a new show that debuted this week on The Blaze TV, Beck and a guest suggested a troubling solution for stopping gun violence in the classroom.
The show, called “Foundations of Freedom,” featured a segment with David Barton, a self-styled but largely discredited historian, whose book The Jefferson Lies was pulled from stores following widespread scholarly criticism.
According to Beck's website, Beck and Barton were looking at how past leaders have dealt with crises similar to the Sandy Hook shooting and were aiming to "discuss the importance of the second amendment and the history of guns and gun laws in America."
Barton proceeded to tell Beck a fascinating but vague anecdote about a school shooting from the 1850s that was apparently stymied by a classroom full of gun-toting elementary tots.