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Parkland survivor rips into NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch

A Florida school shooting survivor turned activist has sharply criticized the NRA’s reaction to the massacre as ‘disgusting’. 

David Hogg, the senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who has been at the head of the fight for tighter gun laws in the wake of the tragedy, blasted the NRA’s continued opposition to stricter gun control.

He also lambasted the spokeswoman Dana Loesch for misrepresenting 99 percent of the people who belong to the agency during an interview with George Stephanopolous on ABC’s This Week.

The 17-year-old has been the target of a baseless social media conspiracy that suggests he is a ‘crisis actor’ and not an actual high school student.

He and some of his fellow Stoneman Douglas shooting survivors have received countless death threats since starting to demand stricter gun laws in the wake of the tragedy they experienced on February 14. 

   

David Hogg, the senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who has been at the head of the fight for tighter gun laws in the wake of the tragedy has sharply criticized the NRA’s reaction to the massacre as ‘disgusting’

He also lambasted the spokeswoman Dana Loesch for misrepresenting 99 percent of the people who belong to the agency during an interview with George Stephanopolous on ABC's This Week. He is pictured one day after the massacre

He also lambasted the spokeswoman Dana Loesch for misrepresenting 99 percent of the people who belong to the agency during an interview with George Stephanopolous on ABC’s This Week. He is pictured one day after the massacr

But Hogg hasn’t let that stop him, and has continued to fight for tighter gun laws and attack the NRA both in interviews and on social media. 

‘Honestly, it’s disgusting,’ the 17-year-old said Sunday. 

‘[The NRA acts] like they don’t own these politicians, but they do. They’ve gotten gun legislation passed before in their favor, in favor of gun manufacturers.’ 

Hogg also responded to comments made earlier by NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, who insisted the agency has been working to make people safer.

‘We have been supporting proposals to make sure that the system works,’ Loesch told the show’s host, George Stephanopolous. 

‘We’ve been calling for politicians to work with us and make sure that dangerous people who have received due process can’t access firearms.’ 

But Hogg said he thinks the NRA as an organization is ‘completely broken,’ because people like Loesch are serving the gun manufacturers instead of the members. 

‘She’s not serving the people of the NRA, because the people that are joining the NRA, 99.9 percent of them are amazing people that just want to be safe, responsible gun owners,’ Hogg said. 

‘And I can fully support that.’ 

'Honestly, it's disgusting,' the 17-year-old said Sunday. '[The NRA acts] like they don't own these politicians, but they do. They've gotten gun legislation passed before in their favor, in favor of gun manufacturers'

‘Honestly, it’s disgusting,’ the 17-year-old said Sunday. ‘[The NRA acts] like they don’t own these politicians, but they do. They’ve gotten gun legislation passed before in their favor, in favor of gun manufacturers’

Hogg also responded to comments made earlier by NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, who insisted the agency has been working to make people safer

Hogg also responded to comments made earlier by NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, who insisted the agency has been working to make people safer

'We have been supporting proposals to make sure that the system works,' Loesch told the show's host, George Stephanopolous on Sunday. She is pictured at the CNN Town Hall 

‘We have been supporting proposals to make sure that the system works,’ Loesch told the show’s host, George Stephanopolous on Sunday. She is pictured at the CNN Town Hall 

Hogg also expressed his optimism that he and his classmates will be able to keep the political momentum going that was spurred by the tragedy.

The teen cited his generation’s growing electoral influence and said they are ready to get out and vote to make a change. 

‘Columbine was about 19 years ago,’ Hogg said.

‘Now that you’ve had an entire generation of kids growing up around mass shootings, and the fact that they’re starting to be able to vote, explains how we’re going to have this change. Kids are not going to accept this.’  

Also with Hogg speaking to Stephanopoulos was one of his teachers Ashley Kurth, who shielded Hogg and a group of students from Cruz in her classroom during the February 14 shooting. 

Kurth agreed with many of Hogg’s points, and spoke out about what is concerning her most in the wake of the massacre. 

She said she doesn’t agree with President Donald Trump’s proposal to arm and train teachers around the country. 

‘These are kids that have passions, very raging passions ,and when they get into fights having something like this in their vicinity is not a good idea,’ Kurth said.

Hogg also expressed his optimism that he and his classmates will be able to keep the political momentum going that was spurred by the tragedy

Hogg also expressed his optimism that he and his classmates will be able to keep the political momentum going that was spurred by the tragedy

Also with Hogg speaking to Stephanopoulos was one of his teachers Ashley Kurth, who shielded Hogg and a group of students from Cruz in her classroom during the February 14 shooting

Also with Hogg speaking to Stephanopoulos was one of his teachers Ashley Kurth, who shielded Hogg and a group of students from Cruz in her classroom during the February 14 shooting

During the interview Hogg also thought ahead to his upcoming return to classes at Stoneman Douglas this coming week. 

‘It’s never going to be the same, and never will be the same,’ he said. 

‘I can’t even imagine emotionally what me and my fellow students are going to go through that day.’  

 



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