Gun activist and Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg was dragged out of a congressional hearing on guns on Wednesday; Hogg screamed at the lawmakers “you are perpetuating violence … stop these things now.”
The House Judiciary Committee was debating legislation that would ban assault weapons when Hogg went off.
“During Wednesday’s hearing tempers ran high. Apart from Hogg’s disruption, lawmakers accused each other of political maneuvering and being insensitive to gun violence,” Fox News reports.
“We all respect the Second Amendment, but it’s not without limits,” said Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI). “Imagine how much we could get accomplished if we clung to the desire to protect our children and communities as tightly as some of my colleagues cling to their rifles.”
From Fox News:
The hearings came less than a month has passed since Biden signed the nation’s first new gun control law in nearly 30 years. That bill, which passed with GOP support, expands background checks and incentivizes states to adopt “red flag” laws, which are used to confiscate guns from those deemed dangerous.
Republican supporters of that bill said that Congress learns from its success and look for other avenues of bipartisan cooperation, rather than pushing pet issues that have no hope of becoming law.
Julia Johnson from The Washington Examiner shared the clip of Hogg’s outburst on Twitter.
Watch the clip below:
WATCH: @davidhogg111 escorted out of firearm hearing by security
— Julia Johnson (@juliaajohnson_) July 20, 2022
“The shooter at my high school: anti-Semitic, anti-Black and racist. The shooter in El Paso described it as an invasion,” Hoggs shouted at Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), referring to a 2019 shooting at a Texas Walmart. “Those guns are coming from the United States of America. They aren’t coming from Mexico,” he added. “You are reiterating the points of a mass shooter, sir.”
Continue reading over at The Hill:
— The Hill (@thehill) July 20, 2022