Ah, those sneaky anti-gun kids. We are told they are wise beyond their years, we are told to revere them. But if we dare to disagree with them, we are mean, and are attacking children. So, many people do not question them, because they are afraid of being accused of attacking children. Me? I am different. These students have chosen to become activists and I will not hesitate to refute the false narratives and empty rhetoric they use. You see, it matters not what people like me, or the NRA say, because activists do not allow truth to guide their strategies
Two vocal leaders, David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, spoke with CBSN Monday to discuss the movement and why they believe they can through the partisan divide on gun control and drive real change in policy.
Both Hogg and Gonzalez, who refer to themselves as members of the “mass shooting generation,” say they’ve received death threats in response to their efforts in launching the movement. But they aren’t letting threats deter them from making progress.
“There’s always been people who are going to want to harm us,” Gonzalez said. “I’m not going to pretend that this like opened my eyes to a cruel and harmful world … When it comes right down to it, we already knew that this world was going to be tough. So getting death threats like that doesn’t really faze us.”
Asked about the NRA’s response to their movement, Hogg responded: “I think it just goes to prove what exactly they are. I don’t think NRA members are bad people at all. I think they’re responsible gun owners that want to become politically active and make their voices heard in this democracy, and I think that’s an excellent thing.
“I think the problem comes in when it’s people at the top of this organization that don’t listen to their constituents and continue to scare people into buying more guns, creating more violence, so they can scare more people and sell more guns,” he continued. “The people at the top of the NRA are no longer working for the people that are in their organization. They’re working on behalf of the gun lobby.”
Both Hogg and Gonzalez say the NRA has reached out to them, but not in a positive way.
“The way that they’ve been reaching out to us is basically threatening us,” Hogg said.
OK, give us an example. It is a serious accusation to say someone is “threatening” you. So, show us the evidence. Of course that will not happen. It never does with the Left. This is what they do. They make accusations, usually completely irresponsible ones, then simply repeat that message. They know the media will never challenge them or ask for examples. They know their fellow leftists will never question them. They will simply regurgitate these false accusations, because it is all about furthering the narrative They are trying to win a political fight by smearing their opponents, a tried a true strategy they have used for many years.
Tom Knighton is skeptical as well
As for threats, I have no doubt they’ve gotten them. I get them from time to time and I have a much lower profile, so yeah, they probably get them.
But the NRA is “basically threatening” them?
Sorry. It doesn’t pass the sniff test.
Right now, the NRA is engaged in the fight of its life as politicians jump on the backs of these kids and use their rage to justify a proverbial grab bag of anti-gun proposals they’ve wanted for years but haven’t been able to get. At the same time, they’re being vilified as the evilest organization operating in the United States today. The last thing they’re going to do is threaten a couple of loud high school kids.
If the NRA has threatened them, I want names and specifics. Not any of this “basically” stuff. I want to know what was said and by whom. I want actual details.
After all, this is a day and age when people seem to think using the wrong pronoun is violence, it’s not hard to imagine something being twisted to resemble a threat by this crowd.
Frankly, Hogg’s credibility is precisely nil with me. I think he’ll do anything he can to get things his way, and I think the adults around him have no problem manipulating him so they can get those things too. Without specifics, I’m not about to believe him for a moment.