How do I get my tailgate to release so it will come down. on 2001 GMC Sierra 1500

When I pull the handle to release the tailgate it will not release for some reason, It sounds like it is releasing but it seems to be stuck.

Asked by for the 2001 GMC Sierra 1500
1 answer
Jerk on it. Or use a slim screwdriver on the inside of gate and push latch in.
OR POST THE QUESTION AGAIN!!!