WATCH: A 15-year-old girl's incredible pro-gun testimony

A video of a 15-year-old Maryland girl delivering a passionate defense of the Second Amendment during a hearing at the Maryland State Legislature last month has gone viral. While TheBlaze first covered the story last week, the story has gained traction elsewhere. Glenn discussed the testimony, which now his nearly 2.7 million views on You Tube, on radio this morning.

“Let me go to the 15-year-old girl in Maryland who had some testimony on gun control,” Glenn said. “She is a wee bit anti-gun control.”

The teenager has been identified as Sarah Merkle, a high school sophomore and member of the Maryland Rifle Club and Maryland State Rifle Team. During her testimony, Merkle explained that she has been shooting “for almost eight years” and “because of this I have become eligible for various shooting scholarships around the country to a wide array of even the most prestigious colleges that have shooting teams.”

It is her eloquent defense of gun rights, however, that has gotten the most attention:

MERKLE: Ever since I first learned how to shoot, the issue with gun violence around the nation became clear: Guns are not the problem, people are. Purging our society of violence and murder cannot be done through gun control legislation. By signing this legislation, you are not signing away gun violence, but instead liberating American citizens of our constitutional rights. You are not eliminating guns from society, but eliminating our ability to protect our lives, liberty, and pursuits of happiness. Chicago, Illinois has had some of the strictest gun laws in American enacted for the last few years, and it is currently more than twice as likely for you to be killed in Chicago as in the Afghani war. Is that really something we want to model our state laws after?

“No,” Glenn said matter-of-factly. “And that is a fact. That is true. It is more dangerous to be in the streets of Chicago than it is to be in Afghanistan. That is phenomenal.”

“Despite their gun control laws,” Pat added, “despite the fact that you can’t own a gun, virtually, in Chicago.”

Chicago has proven time and time again that gun control laws are simply not the answer, but Glenn explained why the left doesn’t see it that way. “But see, here’s the problem. You make this argument,” Glenn said in response to Pat. “The problem is they’re going to say, ‘Well the only reason that's happening is because people can get guns from someplace else in the United States. They can bring them in from another state. They can just bring them in. That’s why.’”

“Well, you're going to eliminate and meltdown every gun in the world,” Glenn asked. “I mean, really. Do these progressives not learn from things like prohibition?”

When you look at the black market that emerged during the prohibition-era in the United States or the fact that people are able to obtain drugs like heroin, cocaine, marijuana, etc. fairly easily despite their ‘illegal’ status, it becomes clear that the act of banning or criminalizing does not ensure the problem disappears.

Furthermore, when you look at murder and crime rates in relation to gun laws in other major U.S. cities, the situation in Chicago becomes even more startling. “How does that argument work when in places like Houston and Dallas, where we go by the Second Amendment, we don’t have the problem that they do in Chicago,” Pat asked. “People can get them here, locally, and we don’t have that problem. So that doesn’t make any sense either.”

“It’s the Detroit story,” Glenn concluded. “Wherever progressives have ruled for a very long time and broken the family in half, and made everyone reliant on the government, and regulated their lives, and taught their children all this garbage.”

Watch Merkle’s entire testimony below:

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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