One of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is taking his anti-gun message mainstream. David Hogg, who many accused of being a crisis actor, has been in the spotlight since the shooting, and his latest effort is to take on the National Rifle Association. His new message even mock’s the NRA’s own rhetoric.
“What if our politicians weren’t the bitch of the NRA?” Hogg asks in the commercial.
“What if we all voted and said this is not OK?” Hogg adds in the above clip, which he shared to Twitter on Friday.
Hogg has been a media darling since the shooting. He’s made appearances on CNN and CBS and other outlets. He’s one of the founding members of Never Again MSD, a group of students who are making demands for tighter restrictions on firearms and an overhaul of existing legislation.
Part of Hogg’s purpose is to promote the upcoming March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C., on March 24.
While Hogg is enthusiastic, it remains unclear exactly what his platform entails. Many of the demands being made by Never Again MSD are an affront to law-abiding gun owners.
“The policy makers in this country must work together. And I don’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. These are children’s lives,” Hogg said during a CBS interview. “That’s the end of the line. And if you want to have mental health reform, you support that. If you want to have universal background checks, you support that. Why not do both? Politicians compromise and we can get this done. It just a matter of overcoming our political barriers in order to save children’s lives, and in that way, our future too.”
Critics of the overly simplistic calls-for-action point out that there are numerous laws on the books already, laws that were ignored when the killer murdered 17 people in the high school. In addition, there were innumerable moments leading up to the shooting that law enforcement and relatives ignored.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 16, 2018