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:

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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