Parkland’s Hogg: Dana Loesch Owns Congress, She Doesn’t Care About Kids’ Lives
STELTER: Some of the criticisms of the NRA, of Dana very personally, are you concerned that you might actually lose support if you get too personal, too incendiary?
HOGG: Well, she’s already done that by attacking Sheriff Scott Israel, who obviously there were some major mistakes made here and ones we have to look into. And I don’t want to say anything until after the investigation is done because I don’t know what happened, I’m just a student, I had to witness this horrifying incident.
But honestly, how you can say that you support law enforcement if you’re just constantly attacking them over this? How hypocritical and disgusting are you? These are the people that are trying to protect our lives. Did they make a mistake? Absolutely. Is that something we have to fix? Absolutely.
But there’s a much bigger problem in Washington where they say they want — here’s what Dana has been saying as a spokesperson for the NRA. She wants to continue to pass laws, she wants people in Congress to pass laws that help out with mental health and things like that and she says she can’t do that. Are you kidding me? You own these politicians. You’ve passed legislation that enables these bump stocks, which by the way aren’t allowed at NRA shooting ranges because they’re too dangerous, that’s how bad they are.
But continuing on with my point. She wants Congress to take action and says that they won’t. Are you kidding me? She owns these congressmen. She can get them to do things, it’s just she doesn’t care about these children’s lives.
STELTER: Where does the information come from when you talk about this? HOGG: My previous research in speech and debate through learning
about universal background checks, having to argue on both sides. I agree that the Second Amendment is important, but I think we should have limitations on it in the same way that we have limitations on the First Amendment. For example, I’m still allowed to speak here today, I’m allowed to speak to the press, but I can’t yell fire in a crowd theater in the same way you shouldn’t be able to get an AR-15 if you’re mentally unstable 19-year-old.