During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, David Hogg called out the NRA and its spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Sunday.
Many student survivors, including David, became activists in the wake of a mass shooting at their high school that left 17 students and teachers dead.
David told ABC,
Honestly, it’s disgusting. [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. The NRA is an organization that’s completely broken.
David then criticized the NRA organization’s spokeswoman Dana for comments she made in the segment earlier.
Dana told host George Stephanopoulos,
We have been supporting proposals to make sure that the system works. 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.
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David responded to her claim that the organization is working to make people safer.
[Loesch] is serving the gun manufacturers. 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. And I fully can support that.
The 17-year-old boy has been at the center of numerous conspiracy theories claiming that he is either a “crisis actor” or an FBI plant, instead of a Florida student.
However, last week, David squashed all those theories.
He said on CNN.
I'm not a crisis actor. I'm someone who had to witness this and live through this and I continue to be having to do that. I'm not acting on anybody's behalf.
Alongside his fellow students, David is helping organize the “March For Our Lives” walk in Washington D.C. to protest for stricter gun control.
During the ABC segment, when asked if he thinks the #NeverAgain movement will maintain its momentum, David says yes.
Columbine was about 19 years ago. 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.