Second Amendment

MD Teen's Gun Rights Testimony Goes Viral


A three-minute video of Sarah Merkle's testimony about Maryland's new gun legislation has drawn more than 2 million views on YouTube, won her praise from gun rights advocates across the country and even scored her an interview on national television last week.

But the 15-year-old from Baltimore said she cares more about her message.

"The biggest part of this is that the pro-gun, Second Amendment argument is getting publicity," she said. "I like that it actually got out there, and not just because it's me, but because it's the argument."

Sarah, who has been shooting since she was 8 years old, told The Washington Times on Sunday that she enjoys talking about the issue with people who disagree with her more than people who are on her side.