Quantcast
Connect with us

David Hogg calls BS on Rick Santorum: If you’re ‘shot in the head no amount of CPR will save you — you’re dead’

Published

on

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg and his sister Lauren called out former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), who said Sunday that more students should take personal responsibility and help during school shootings, instead of marching or attacking the National Rifle Association. Alternately, he suggested they learn CPR.

“How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations that where there is a responsibility,” Santorum lectured the teens.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I just think it’s completely absurd that he’s even thinking about teaching us CPR when with we’re having gun violence all across America and even in our schools,” Miss Hogg said. “The fact that he’s saying CPR when my friends are dying on my floor and nothing is being done about it — he’s just using it as a distraction away from guns.

Her brother agreed and said that there are several programs that help communities that are heavily impacted by gun violence.

“I saw it last night on the news,” Mr. Hogg said. “Students are able to respond and administer whatever first aid they can assuming the person’s still alive. At the end of the day, if you take a bullet from an AR-15 to the head to no amount of CPR is going to save you because you’re dead.”

They also responded to the NRA’s attacks on them and accused them of ignoring their own membership, which seeks sensible gun regulations.

“I think if the NRA was on board to actually implement safety and actually give people grants to these schools and not make it a few grants,” suggested Mr. Hogg. “There are programs to actually ensure just school safety alone have not been enough.”

ADVERTISEMENT

He explained that from his perspective he doesn’t see the NRA investing in gun safetyf.

“Many members of the NRA are safe responsible people,” he continued. “I’ve said it before I’ll say it again, most members of the NRA are safe responsible gun owners that just want to protect their Second Amendment rights to own a weapon. When the people at the top are paid by the gun industry to ensure that they scare American citizens and that they’re able to sell more guns and scare more people as a result, they don’t get people enough training to own these guns.”

He also noted no one in the movement is attempting to take guns away from Americans.

ADVERTISEMENT

“We understand that you have a right to the Second Amendment and to own a firearm,” he said. “We just don’t think if you have a criminal history, a history of mental illness or history of domestic violence that you should be able to get a weapon. I think that’s something we can all get behind. I think a lot of the time people just misconstrue us and manipulate us into seeming like we’re trying to take your guns. Thats what the NRA has been doing too. They’re trying to scare people into buying more guns so that they can make more money, so that they can scare more people. I think that’s just plain wrong.”

Watch the full interview below, including a hit at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and his alleged inaction in wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Activism

Video catches woman in Central Park falsely reporting ‘an African-American man threatening my life’

Published

on

A video circulated on social media on Monday showed a woman in Central Park falsely claiming that an "African-American man" threatened her life.

The incident was said to occur between a man and a white woman over the Memorial Day weekend. Cell phone video shared on Twitter revealed a verbal confrontation as the woman was exercising her dog without a leash.

After the man asked the woman to put her dog on a leash, he took out his phone to film her.

"Please stop," the woman says. "Sir, I'm asking you to stop recording me."

"Please don't come close to me," the man replies.

Continue Reading

Activism

Mask-free customer berates Costco employee as he gets kicked out: ‘I woke up in a free country’

Published

on

A man was caught on video berating a Costco employee after he was asked to leave the store because he refused to put on a mask.

The confrontation was said to occur at a Costco warehouse in Las Vegas.

In video shared on social media, the man can be heard telling the Costco employee that he has 3,000 Instagram followers.

"I work for Costco and I'm asking this member to put on a mask because that is our company policy," the employee states.

"I'm not doing it because I woke up in a free country," the customer replies.

At that point, the employee takes the customer's shopping cart.

Continue Reading
 

Activism

Schumer goes off on Trump for muzzling the CDC: Anyone who says to drink bleach is not a ‘stable genius’

Published

on

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump's administration for reportedly shelving a Centers from Disease Control (CDC) plan to deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"Last week, Americans learned that the Trump White House had blocked release by the Centers for Disease Control of a document that contained guidance for safely reopening up the country," Schumer explained during a speech on the Senate floor. "Making the wrong decision about when, where and how to reopen could result in loss of precious life that could be otherwise saved and in the occurrence of a COVID second wave that, God forbid, could be worse than the first."

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image