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Parkland school massacre survivor David Hogg has remained in the spotlight due to his constant championing of gun control and other left-leaning causes.

His most recent flap regarding AR-15s was met with swift backlash from people more knowledgeable than himself, as are most of his talking points.

Hogg was tweeting in response to an exchange between Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Judge Brett Kavanaugh on guns during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.

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Here’s the scoop, via The Blaze:

“How do you reconcile what you’ve just said with the hundreds of school shootings using assault weapons that have taken place in recent history?” Feinstein asked [of Kavanaugh]. “How do you reconcile that?”

“Senator, of course the violence in schools is something we all detest and want to do something about and there’s a lots of efforts, I know underway to make schools safer,” Kavanaugh responded. “I know at my girl’s school they do a lot of things different than what they did just a few years ago, in terms of trying to harden the school and make it safer for everyone.”

Enter Hogg:

“The effective range of an AR-15 is 1600 feet for comparison your typical handgun is 75 feet if you’re shooting somebody from 1600 feet away you’re not defending yourself…,” [Hogg] tweeted, “…you’re hunting.”

“Make the 2004 Massachusetts assault weapons ban federal law,” he added.

Here’s just one reaction with multiple examples of AR-15s saving lives, from Stephen Gutowski:

Gutowski then posted a video of an AR-15 owner’s story and how it saved his life, hoping Hogg would watch and educate himself.


Amy Swearer, a legal policy analyst for the Heritage Foundation, similarly shot down Hogg’s argument.

Hogg did not respond to Swearer or Gutowski. It’s hard to craft a response when not equipped with the facts.

Maybe somewhere down the line, Hogg will change his mind about gun control in America. If not, he’ll probably have a decent chance if he ever decides to run for office.


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