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David Hogg survived the school shooting last February in Parkland, FL.
Now, he thinks we should ban all guns.
Since the shooting, David Hogg has taken up gun control activism, and his group March For Our Lives just rolled out a new gun control plan to ban “war weapons” which would remove roughly 100 million guns from Americans, along with our second Amendment right!
They’re calling it a “Green New Deal, but for guns.”
Doesn’t that sound fantastic?
Nevermind the fact that, as President Trump said, “mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.”
Those bent on killing will not be diverted by laws banning guns. The only thing banning guns would do is restrict law-abiding citizens’ freedom and ability to protect themselves.
If we’re going to do something to stop the violence in our nation, we need to address the motive, not the method.
Here's David Hogg's announcement of the "Peace Plan" from his Twitter page:
CBS News has more details on Hogg's plan:
Student activists and survivors of the 2018 deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, are proposing bold action to reduce gun violence by half over the next decade. The initiative led by March for Our Lives — the group of former Parkland students who have turned to promoting gun reform in the wake of the mass shooting — is called the Peace Plan for a Safer America. It aims to get at the root causes of gun violence and open a dialogue about gun use in America, where nearly 40,000 people die annually from guns.
The plan not only makes recommendations to end mass shootings, but also outlines the steps needed to combat everyday gun violence that grips communities nationwide. It comes shortly after two deadly mass shootings over the span of one weekend earlier this month in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
"For too long we have looked to elected officials to solve America's gun violence crisis and time and time again, they have fallen to the pressure of NRA donations and the status quo. Their failure to do their jobs has had deadly consequences," said David Hogg, a co-founder of March For Our Lives, in a statement Tuesday.
"It is clear that the time for thoughts and prayers has come and gone. It is now time for real change and real action," he added.
Among the proposals, the students call for legislative action in Washington to create a national licensing and registry system; a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines; policies like a "red flag" law to disarm gun owners who pose a risk to themselves or others; and a national gun buy-back program.
They also target the largest gun lobby in the nation head-on by urging the Federal Election Commission and the IRS to pursue investigations of the NRA and repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. In recent days, several NRA board members have resigned amid turmoil over leaked documents showing the group's longtime leader Wayne LaPierre may have misused member dues. Now the group's tax-exempt status is being investigated by the attorneys general of New York and Washington, D.C.
Chicago Sun Times also stated:
On Wednesday morning, March for Our Lives, the gun control movement started by student survivors of last year’s school shooting that left 17 students and faculty dead in February 2018 in Parkland, Florida, announced a package of gun control measures.
The package, called a “Peace Plan for a Safer America,” presents a six-part plan to address “the deadly epidemic of gun violence.”
The comprehensive gun control plan would aim to “halve the rate of gun deaths in 10 years” by passing national gun control legislation, starting FEC and IRS investigations into the National Rifle Association and appointing a National Director of Gun Violence Prevention, among other provisions.
The plan aimed to mobilize young Americans by calling for the creation of a “Peace Corps for gun violence prevention,” and automatically registering and mailing voter registration cards to all Americans when they turn 18.
“A Green New Deal, but for guns,” quipped March for Our Lives co-founder Jaclyn Corin.