Politics & Policy

VIDEO: David Hogg Delivers Profanity-Ridden Rant

David Hogg, a senior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks during a rally with Thurgood Marshall Academy students in advance of Saturday’s March for Our Lives event in Washington, March 22, 2018. (Eric Thayer/Reuters)

Seventeen-year-old gun control advocate David Hogg delivered a profanity-laced tirade on the evils of gun owners and Republican lawmakers in a recorded interview posted to YouTube on March 5.

In the interview, conducted by The Outline, the Parkland shooting survivor describes the National Rifle Association and pro-Second Amendment lawmakers as “f***ers” and accuses them of prioritizing campaign contributions over the lives of children.

“The pathetic f***ers that want to keep killing our children, they could have blood from children splattered all over their faces and they wouldn’t take action because they all still see those dollar signs,” Hogg said before describing the “exhaustion” he’s experienced as a result of his month-long stint as a political activist.

“At this point its like when your old-a** parent is like, ‘I don’t know how to send an iMessage’ and you’re like, ‘Ok give me the f***ing phone’ and you take it and you get it done in one second. Sadly, that’s what we have to do with our government because our parents don’t know how to use a f***ing democracy so we have to do it.”

Hogg, who has become the defacto spokesman for the youth gun-control movement, regularly appears on cable news and is featured on the cover of the next issue of Time magazine along with four other Parkland students, all of whom are vocal proponents of increased gun control.

When asked what specific measures he would implement if given the opportunity, Hogg begins to discuss mental-illness policy before arguing that it’s not his responsibility to formulate solutions: “I shouldn’t have to! I’m 17.”

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