In 2013, 15-year-old Sarah Merkle faced Maryland lawmakers to defend the 2nd Amendment. The video went viral all over the internet and has continued to reappear online because of recent calls for gun control.
“A teenage girl skyrocketed to the center of the gun control debate when a YouTube video of her three-minute pro-gun speech went viral, acquiring more than 2.3 million views,” ABC News reported in 2013.
During that time in 2013, Maryland had proposed Senate Bill 281 which aimed to put a ban on ‘assault weapons and limit gun magazines,’ according to a report from Daily Mail.
“In a interview on FOX and Friends, Merkle said once the new legislation takes effect, she will no longer be able to travel to gun ranges that she frequents for her training,” Merkle stated.
Maryland lawmakers were left speechless by Merkle’s testimony where she expressed her concerns how Maryland’s proposed regulations would interfere with the lives of her states law