On Sunday, David Hogg, the foul-mouthed anti-gun teen demagogue once dubbed the “king of the snowflakes,” claimed on Twitter that NRA members have bought more guns out of what he said was an “irrational fear” of him and his acolytes. He also claimed that “around 900 children commit suicide with parents gun every year.”
“For NRA members that have bought more guns out of an irrational fear of us the NRA does provide some safety tips for guns please be sure to be a safe and responsible gun owner. Around 900 children commit suicide with parents gun every year,” he said.
For NRA members that have bought more guns out of an irrational fear of us the NRA does provide some safety tips for guns please be sure to be a safe and responsible gun owner. Around 900 children commit suicide with parents gun every year. https://t.co/0rPzQGrcIZ
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 14, 2018
Naturally, his tweet didn’t sit too well with many.
First off, as an @NRA member, I appreciate the advice. Secondly, coming from someone of your experience I'm not sure you even know what you're talking about but I'll assume you've read things. Lastly, take a course in firearm safety, you'll meet great people.
— Mount Oread Kaws (@kanel76) May 14, 2018
Irrational fear of you?
Haha, you flatter yourself, hogg!!
— Kathy (@KathyKanDo) May 14, 2018
how does it feel when the lights wear off?
when you're back to being a nobody again?
— Amanda Lee (@CourtneyLance69) May 14, 2018
How many Americans overdose on opioids every year, and why do you remain silent against the pharmaceutical lobbyists, who are complicit in said tens of thousands of deaths each year?
— Ed Morrison Jr (@EdMorrisonJr) May 14, 2018
Since you haven’t figured it out yet, I’ll let you in on a little secret… it’s not the responsible gun owners that you need to worry about. It’s the people that attain and own guns illegally that are the issue. That’s why your gun law ideas make no sense. #staywoke
— BiggMike13 (@Mike13Bigg) May 14, 2018
You’re the NRA’s biggest sponsor😂😂😂😂
— Daniel Sweeney (@danieljamesswe2) May 14, 2018
Playing on sympathies of adults will not change the fact that suicides will happen — with or WITHOUT guns.
Suicide is an act of a person in GREAT pain. The person who attempt or ultimately takes their own life just wants that pain to go away.
— Jackie Cash (@Rattwalk) May 14, 2018
Some took issue with Hogg’s suicide claim:
— 𝓓𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓮𝓵𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼 𝓞𝓻 𝓖𝓣𝓕𝓞 🐮 (@_MoCowBell_) May 14, 2018
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were 22,018 firearm-related suicides in 2015. In comparison, there 57,567 deaths from poisoning that same year, and 36,161 deaths related to motor vehicles. Overall, there were 36,252 deaths related to firearms that year.
This isn’t the only time that Hogg’s numbers haven’t quite added up.
On Monday, Twitchy said Hogg got blasted for statistics he posted on the social media site.
Total gun deaths in the US from 2000-2013 exceeds the # of Americsns killed from AIDS, illegal drug over doses, the Iraq and Afganistan wars and terrorism combined. #GunStat pic.twitter.com/wuZmXOVoD2
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 13, 2018
Pro-Second Amendment Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv unmasked Hogg’s numbers:
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) May 13, 2018
“Awwww, so we’re missing a few details here. Gosh, we thought David’s math wasn’t adding up,” Twitchy said.
Another person wondered why Hogg masked the gun-related numbers:
Interesting that you blocked out the causes of each. Hm. What could that mean
— Cody, aight (@evans1371) May 13, 2018
“Gotta push that narrative ya’ know,” Twitchy added. “We can’t talk about the issues behind the violence, no no, just the weapon used.”
Narrative, indeed — like the false narrative that the NRA fears Hogg and his acolytes…
- Anti-NRA group calls for gun census program as part of effort to repeal, replace Second Amendment
- Teen tyrant David Hogg to CDC: Let’s put health warning labels on guns like cigarettes
- Say what? Teen tyrant David Hogg suggests only certain people should be allowed to live
- Washington Times op-ed: ‘David Hogg would’ve made a good brownshirt’
- Open letter to David Hogg: Grow up or shut up
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