A new video has surfaced showing David Hogg, a prominent gun control advocate and survivor of the Parkland school shooting, at a range shooting guns. The video was first shared by conservative media outlet The Gateway Pundit.
Hypocrisy At Its Finest?
In the video, Hogg is seen firing multiple types of guns, including an AR-15 rifle. This led to criticism from some who accuse him of hypocrisy for advocating for gun control while enjoying shooting firearms himself.
Hogg responded to the video on social media, stating he believes in responsible gun ownership and shooting at a gun range is a safe and legal activity. He also reiterated his support for common-sense gun control measures.
I’m so fucking angry and tired of this bullshit it’s time to remind these fuckers they work for us not the NRA or the gun industry. Rally on you college campus this Tuesday to demand stronger gun laws from your state legislature- especially if your school is near a state capitol pic.twitter.com/umy9ReNf1E
— David Hogg ☮️ (@davidhogg111) March 31, 2023
However, the video sparked a debate on social media about the role of gun ownership in American society and the effectiveness of gun control measures.
Hogg has been a vocal advocate for gun control since surviving the Parkland school shooting in 2018. He co-founded the advocacy group March For Our Lives, which has pushed for stricter gun control laws in the United States.
LOL – Actor Hogg got busted being a hypocrite so this is damage control. https://t.co/cjv5nnoYBo
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) April 3, 2023
Not New To This
The controversy surrounding Hogg’s visit to the gun range is not the first time he faced criticism from gun rights supporters.
In 2018, Hogg called for a boycott of advertisers for Fox News host Laura Ingraham after she mocked him on Twitter. This led to a backlash against Hogg and accusations that he was trying to suppress free speech.
Despite the criticism, Hogg has continued to be a prominent voice in the gun control debate. He called for a ban on assault weapons, expanded background checks, and other measures to reduce gun violence.
The video of Hogg at the gun range reignited the debate over gun control and the Second Amendment. It remains to be seen whether this will have any impact on the ongoing efforts to reform gun laws in the United States.This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.