Parkland survivor snaps back at NRA’s top lobbyist: ”The more violence you create, the more guns you sell’
Appearing on MSNBC’s AM Joy, a survivor of the Parkland, Florida shooting that left 17 dead last week snapped back at the NRA’s top lobbyist for fighting any attempts to institute common sense gun control laws, saying the NRA is more interested in seeing weapons manufacturers profit from the tragedy.
Speaking with host Joy Reid, David Hogg, one of the founders of the student movement that will march on Washington in March, was asked about the NRA’s response to the shooting, including a memo sent out by one the NRA’s top lobbyists telling members to not give an inch on gun regulations.
“The thing that I hate most about that is the members of the NRA that these people are supposed to be representing,” Hogg began. “99.9 percent of the people in the NRA are amazing Americans who want to stand up for what they believe in. I respect that.”
Turning to lobbyists Marion Hammer, Hogg called her out for promoting violence.,
“It’s the people at the top of the NRA who responsible for this,” Hogg explained. “Think about it. You can create a positive feedback loop with the more violence you create, the more guns you sell because people become afraid. What’s growing here is the amount of gun sales in this country. That’s what the NRA is trying to serve at the top – not it’s members.”
Watch the video below via MSNBC: