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Arrogant David Hogg Comes Back Out in Public, Instantly Proves Own Ignorance Again

Anti-gun activist David Hogg, who hasn’t been much in the public eye lately, recently came out of the woodwork to embarrass himself once again with more ignorant comments.

Previously on Hogg’s greatest hits, he made extremely embarrassing comments after a screening of left-wing activist Michael Moore’s new movie.

After Hogg suggested that Canadians should break U.S. campaign finance laws, Moore had to snatch the mic from him.

Hogg is at it again with more laughably ignorant comments to scoff at after an interview he did with Chicago’s Windy City Live published on YouTube on Oct. 14.

Mere seconds into the interview, Hogg was already making ridiculous statements.

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“We have to develop this courage when our political leaders refuse to have it. When politicians say, ‘Now is not the time to talk about this,’ they were right, the time to talk about this was decades and centuries ago,” Hogg said.

Presumably, Hogg was referring to the reaction of politicians when shootings are fresh.

Is Hogg an embarrassment to the anti-gun crowd?

Out of respect for victims and their families, some politicians try not to politicize tragedies right away and often say it’s not the right time to have discussions relating to gun legislation.

However, after a Texas school shooting in May, Hogg himself didn’t waste even a single day before making noises for gun control laws.

If it were up to Hogg, the decision on guns would have been made “centuries ago.” Note that Hogg didn’t say one century. He meant multiple centuries — apparently referring to the birth of the United States itself.

Possibly, Hogg doesn’t realize that guns actually were discussed “centuries ago.” In fact, fights about gun control are a basic part of American history, as Townhall editor Katie Pavlich pointed out on Twitter.

“It was: July 4, 1776,” Pavlich tweeted.

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The first battles of the American Revolution — Lexington and Concord in 1775 — were fights about gun control, since the British troops were on a mission to confiscate firearms when the colonial militiamen confronted them.

That led to the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and eventually the Constitution of the United States.

It was in 1791, a little over two centuries ago, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution were ratified.

One of those amendments, the Second Amendment, guaranteed Americans the right to bear arms.

Contrary to Hogg’s ignorant comments, the discussion about guns did happen centuries ago — and the side that believed that Americans to have the right to bear arms won.

I hope Hogg never leaves the public eye. It’s hilarious watching his comments backfire after being so arrogant.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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