During today’s pro-gun control March For Our Lives rally in Washington, Marjory Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg was a featured speaker. In the wake of the tragic Parkland shooting, Hogg has become a prominent and outspoken advocate for gun reform and has since become a target for conservative ire.
The high schooler spoke out against what he feels are misperceptions of his positions on guns. In a clip that ironically aired on Fox News, the Parkland student called out Fox News and others in the media.
What a lot the media, and especially Fox News, has messed up with me is they’ve made it seem like I’m trying to take away people’s guns – that I’m against the Second Amendment,” he said. “My father is a retired FBI agent. I have guns in my house. I’m not against the Second Amendment.”
Hogg continued, “I’m trying to push for common sense gun reform and mental illness reform so we can make sure that these individuals that have a criminal background that are mentally unstable and have a history of domestic violence are no longer able to get a gun. I don’t understand what’s so hard to understand about this. We simply want to save lives and democracy, please stand with us.”
Throughout Fox News’ coverage of the march today, the network hosted Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Kyle Kashuv, who was quite critical of Hogg’s ideological stances and demeanor. Kashuv criticized Hogg for being dismissive of President Donald Trump and said Hogg’s rhetoric was “egregious and inflammatory.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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