(Slay) – Activist David Hogg disrupted a congressional hearing today and was dragged out screaming. Hogg, a survivor of a mass shooting in Florida, accused House lawmakers of doing nothing to stop gun violence before he was dragged out by security.
He shouted: ‘You are reiterating the points of a mass shooter, sir, sir, you are perpetuating violence, you are perpetuating violence, stop these things now. Guess what? Those guns are coming from the United States of America. They aren’t coming from Mexico.”
Hogg interrupted 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-R.I.
“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 performance 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.”
According to Fox News:
“Hogg’s outburst came while the Senate Judiciary Committee was hearing testimony across the Capitol from the mayor of Highland Park, Illinois. The community was wracked by a mass shooting over the July 4th weekend that left seven dead and at least 48 wounded.
“Less than a minute is all it took for a person with an assault weapon to shoot 83 rounds into a crowd, forever changing so many lives,” Mayor Nancy Rotering told the panel. “Is this freedom?”
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