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Unfortunately, there are a lot of Americans out there who feel the need to exploit national tragedies in order to promote a specific political agenda. Like clockwork, that’s exactly what we are seeing in Florida following the worst school shooting in American history that recently took place in Broward County.
Not only that, the Democrats have also started using the kids from the school as political props. The most well-known student who was on campus at the time is David Hogg and he has been all over TV nonstop demanding that Congress pass laws to stop school shootings from happening.
Clearly, Hogg isn’t a person who is interested in actually making a difference. He’s become a media pawn. No one is downplaying the trauma that comes along with being involved in a tragedy like he was but we don’t make decisions in this country based on trauma and emotion. We do it based on facts.
Apparently, Hogg doesn’t think the kids at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School should go back to school until Florida changes its gun laws.
From Washington Times:
One of the most prominent survivors of the Florida school shooting says he won’t go to school until Florida legislators pass gun control.
At a gun-control rally in New Jersey, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg said he won’t return to school, which is scheduled to reopen for class Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported.
“I’m not going back to school on Wednesday until one bill is passed,” Mr. Hogg said at the rally.
We’ve heard stories of kids finding unusual reasons not to go to school but this one takes the cake. Not only that, Hogg is demanding that people boycott the state of Florida during spring break.
From Fox News:
One of the teen survivors of the Florida school shooting suggested Saturday that tourists stay away from the state until gun control measures are enacted.
“Let’s make a deal DO NOT come to Florida for spring break unless gun legislation is passed. These [politicians] won’t listen to us so maybe [they’ll] listen to the billion dollar tourism industry in FL,” tweeted David Hogg, a 17-year-old senior and student reporter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida.
So Hogg thinks that depriving people of vacations and hurting the Florida economy (which means hurting the people of Florida) is the best way to make sure these shootings don’t happen again?
Not really tracking that flawed logic.
The fact of the matter is that if the government did its job things would have likely been different. If the Broward County Sherrif’s office and the high school would have followed up on the many warning signs from the shooter then he probably would have been admitted for some kind of psych hold or even charged with a crime. That would have prevented him from buying the gun. But, everyone ignored the problem and here we are.
David Hogg might be a nice kid. Who knows. However, he clearly is letting emotion take control of the discussion and it’s pretty obvious he doesn’t have a solid grasp on how gun laws work or how the Constitution works. Not his fault. He’s a kid. That’s why we shouldn’t be taking policy advice from high school children.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]