David Hogg has cut an exciting path through major media claiming to be student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl during the recent massacre with an exciting account of his having hidden in a school closet during the massacre.
Hogg told CNN he hid in a closet in the school, where he is a student. He said all he could think was “Tell the story.” While the gunman was still shooting, brave little David Hogg used his phone to interview people near him about what was happening because “I want to show these people exactly what’s going on when these children are facing bullets flying through classrooms and students are dying trying to get an education. If I was going to die, I wanted to die doing what I love, and that’s storytelling. And this is a story that needed to be heard. At least our echoes, our voices would carry on and possibly make some action.”
Young Mr. Hogg is the son of a former employee of a 30,000 man Federal agency that has been working to eliminate the Second Amendment may have something to do with his attitude in addition to his long expressed dream of being a CNN reporter. That such an operation could expand the bureau by 300% with the Hogg family interest in the issue.
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But then, there’s a video of Hogg flubbing his lines that he was being coached to deliver ‘for the party’ regarding getting all guns out of the hands of all citizens. Mr. Hogg is a professional actor with film and television experience. He is typically a small man as they often have more symmetrical, attractive features and age well, keeping a youthful appearance.
David has been supported by several organizations and a high-powered public relations firm, March for Our Lives movement, which is evolving from a student-run social media effort to end gun violence into an arm of the most influential activists in the country. Since then, major players and organizations, including Everytown, Giffords, Move On, Planned Parenthood, and the Women’s March LA, helping the students with logistics, strategy, and planning for next month’s March for Our Lives rally and beyond. Where the millions of Dollars to support all this is not public information. Nonetheless…
Everytown for Gun Safety, supported by Michael Bloomberg recently got a $1 million donation from entrepreneur Eli Broad. MoveOn says it will promote the March for Our Lives movement on social media and offered support in organizing logistics for security and portable toilets. Planned Parenthood said the group is “teaching and hosting trainings” for young activists across the US “to keep momentum going so they don’t get burned out.”
Millions of dollars have been raised by A-list celebrities: Oprah, George and Amal Clooney, Steven Spielberg, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, the March for Our Lives GoFundMe page has raised an additional $2.7 million quickly.
Meanwhile Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), berates the Senate for not going after the Second Amendment with more gun confiscation legislation to protect the “safety of his children” while supporting Planned Parenthood that is responsible for 60 million dead babies in America.
Not all Parkland survivors are anti-Second Amendment gun grabbers and some high schoolers appear to have a more complete understanding of the problem. Recently, Parkland student survivor Kyle Kashuv appeared on “Face the Nation” to discuss gun violence and “MarchForOurLives.”
During his five minute segment, Kashuv began by noting his disappointment that he wasn’t invited to speak at Saturday’s March. The following is Kashuv’s exchange with host Margaret Brennan:
BRENNAN: And your point of view is what? You don’t agree with the agenda that they’re laying out there in terms of restrictions on assault weapons?
KASHUV: Well, yeah. I talked to Senators, and I looked at the facts, and they all point in the same direction, that a ban on assault weapons will not solve this issue.
BRENNAN: And restrictions on high-capacity magazines?
KASHUV: That won’t solve the issue. …
BRENNAN: And restrictions on high-capacity magazines?
KASHUV: That won’t solve the issue. What we’ve seen is that there are certain things such as enforcing the regulation that’s currently in law — I mean, we’ve seen on so many different levels that the “cowards of Broward” failed, the FBI failed, Sheriff Scott Israel failed. So many different multilayered levels failed in Parkland, and it’s absolutely reprehensible that I didn’t see one single poster yesterday at the march that said “eff Sheriff Scott Israel.”
BRENNAN: So, you are a survivor. You lived through this assault yourself. What do you think would have prevented another student like you from going through something similar?
KASHUV: Well look, I mean, this kid was flagged. He was flagged by Child Protective Services … he was flagged by the FBI; he was flagged so many different times by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, and it’s — we need to see that we have to hold our government accountable. We have to because this can happen again if our government does not do what it’s supposed to do. And I find it ironic that after all this — and we’ve seen so many different government failures — we want to trust the government even more.
BRENNAN: How many other fellow students support your way of thinking?
KASHUV: There’s a silent minority at Stoneman Douglas who agrees with me completely. Something called the Marshal Program, which was registered and implemented in Florida — which would allow properly trained officers, and veterans, unemployed veterans to acquire the training to protect our schools because we’ve seen in Maryland that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. …
BRENNAN: You would have liked more armed guards at the school?
KASHUV: Absolutely. I mean, we saw it in Maryland. He stopped the shooter; he did his job — and had the cowards of Broward done their job, I think that the count in Parkland would have been much lower. The only way to stop an active shooter on campus is to have another person to eliminate them.
Not only does Kyle Kashuv have a better command of the facts of not only this incident, but of a number of them, from which he has extracted hard data to form a working hypothesis that not only makes a lot of sense, but is identical to several have been proposed and successful where instituted.
No school that has a posted sign “Armed Personnel On Duty,” or some such warning, has suffered a massacre of this kind. Every school, but M.S. Douglas in Parkland, Florida, that has been attacked has had “Gun Free Zone” signs displayed.
M.S. Douglas High School had an armed guard named Petersen, who is an utter coward and by our reckoning, had he entered and engaged the shooter six to ten of the young casualties would be alive and well today. We feel he should be prosecuted as “an accessory to the murder” of those people having been sworn to that duty.
As well, the three cowardly Deputy Sheriffs who hid behind their cars should also be similarly prosecuted. If we empower, train and swear men to the task of maintaining safe schools they should damn well do it or suffer consequences.
There is no excuse for not prosecuting such cowards or the Sheriff who directs them and then insults our intelligence by declaring he has shown “…amazing leadership!” This entire situation has exposed pure “Hogg wash.”
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