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:

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

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The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279

POLL: Should the Government control the future of AI?

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Earlier this week, tech titans, lawmakers, and union leaders met on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of AI regulation. The three-hour meeting boasted an impressive roster of tech leaders including, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and others, along with more than 60 US Senators.

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The meeting was closed to the public, so what was exactly discussed is unknown. However, what we do know is that a majority of the CEOs support AI regulation, the most vocal of which is Elon Musk. During the meeting, Musk called AI "a double-edged sword" and strongly pushed for regulation in the interest of public safety.

A majority of the CEOs support AI regulation.

Many other related issues were discussed, including the disruption AI has caused to the job market. As Glenn has discussed on his program, the potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real, and many have already felt the effects. From taxi drivers to Hollywood actors and writers, AI's presence can be felt everywhere and lawmakers are unsure how to respond.

The potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real.

Ultimately, the meeting's conclusion was less than decisive, with several Senators making comments to the tune of "we need more time before we act." The White House is expected to release an executive order regarding AI regulation by the end of the year. But now it's YOUR turn to tell us what YOU think needs to be done!

Should A.I. be regulated?

Can the government be trusted with the power to regulate A.I.? 

Can Silicon Valley be trusted to regulate AI? 

Should AI development be slowed for safety, despite its potential advantages?

If a job can be done cheaper and better by AI, should it be taken away from a human?

Do you feel that your job is threatened by AI?