His 15 minutes were over a long time ago…
Gun control advocate and Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg said in an interview that he has been the target of seven “assassination attempts” in the last year.
“Honestly, I realize that it’s horrible that I have to live through this, and it is traumatizing,” Hogg told The Washington Post. “But you eventually become desensitized to it.”
The activist claimed that assassinating him would be “the stupidest thing they could do to try to end the movement. … Because that would make it even more successful in the end. Because it would invigorate us and create f***ing change.”
Hogg, who is arguably the most visible activist to emerge from the tragic shooting, routinely slanders the National Rifle Association and gun rights supporters.
“Honestly, it’s disgusting. [The NRA acts] like they don’t own these politicians, but they do,” Hogg told host ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos just 11 days out from the shooting, in comments reported by HuffPost. “They’ve gotten gun legislation passed before in their favor, in favor of gun manufacturers. … The NRA is an organization that’s completely broken.”
“Listen to Dana,” Hogg said of NRA spokeswomen Dana Loesch. “Is she really speaking to you guys, is she trying to fight for you guys? Or is she actually trying to fight for the gun lobby? Everything she’s saying seems like spectacle. Is it just her tone? Or is it what she’s actually saying?”
“Dana is serving the gun manufacturers,” the teen claimed. “She’s not serving the people of the NRA, because the people that are joining the NRA, 99.9 percent of them are amazing people that just want to be safe, responsible gun owners. And I fully can support that.”
David Hogg says the NRA is making America a dictatorship: “These lobbyist groups like the NRA, they can buy our politicians but they can’t buy our voices as American citizens and we need to realize that because when we don’t, we don’t have a democracy, we have a dictatorship.” pic.twitter.com/nEoUZGhjSU
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 19, 2018