Anti-Second Amendment activist David Hogg disrupted a congressional hearing today and was dragged out screaming.
Hogg, a former student of a school involved in a mass shooting in Florida, started yelling out during a House Judiciary Committee hearing to accuse lawmakers of doing nothing to stop gun violence.
He was then dragged out by security.
“You are reiterating the points of a mass shooter, sir, sir, you are perpetuating violence, you are perpetuating violence, stop these things now,” Hogg shouted out.
“Guess what? Those guns are coming from the United States of America.
“They aren’t coming from Mexico.”
Hogg was interrupting a markup for H.R. 2814, the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, and H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021, according to the House Judiciary Committee’s weekly schedule.
“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.”
David Hogg interrupted the House Judiciary hearing on guns.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 20, 2022
Hogg shared the footage of his publicity stunt to his followers on Twitter, saying:
“The guns in Parkland, Buffalo, El Paso, didn’t come from Mexico.
“They came from the US, and the shooters were inspired by racist, anti-black, anti-immigrant manifestos that rhyme with GOP talking points.”
The guns in Parkland, Buffalo, El Paso, didn’t come from Mexico. They came from the US, and the shooters were inspired by racist, anti-black, anti-immigrant manifestos that rhyme with GOP talking points. pic.twitter.com/0D4QbHvu1t
— David Hogg ☮️ (@davidhogg111) July 20, 2022
Hogg’s outburst came while the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony across the Capitol from the mayor of Highland Park, Illinois, according to Fox News.
The community was wracked by a mass shooting over the July 4th weekend that left seven dead and at least 48 wounded.
UPDATE: A previous version of this article incorrectly described Hogg as a school shooting “survivor.” We have now updated this report to correct the error.