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

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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.

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“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.

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“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.”

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.”

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

“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:

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Officer won’t face charges after killing black man who didn’t have bicycle light

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A Wisconsin police officer will not face charges after he chased and killed a black man who did not have a bicycle light.

According to WITI, Police Sgt. Eric Giese of Mount Pleasant will not be charged in the killing of 18-year-old Ty'Rese West.

Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson said that she determined that Giese actions "fall under the privilege of self-defense."

Dwight Person, West's father, father demanded to see a "thorough investigation done, and also to see Eric Giese locked up."

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‘Better wages, more toys’: Watch an adorable 3-year-old girl lead chant at General Motors strike

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A 3-year-old girl was caught on video leading a chant of "better wages, more toys" at a the General Motors strike in Ohio.

Video of the girl was posted by Mike Elk of The Payday Report.

WATCH: 3 year old girl leads chant of "Better Wages, More Toys" #gmstrike pic.twitter.com/JRmG7er6Ry

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) September 18, 2019

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WATCH: 16-year-old Greta Thunberg rebukes GOPer who thinks other countries must solve climate change

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Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, faced off with members of Congress on Wednesday.

In a hearing before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Thunberg declined to submit a written opening statement.

"I don’t want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists and I want you to unite behind the science,” she said.

Republican Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana tried to make the point that the U.S. should not curb its carbon emissions until other countries agreed to do so.

"Let me ask you a question," Graves said. "If you were sailing across the ocean and you were picking up trash along the way and for every one piece of trash you pick up, there's a boat right next to you dumping out five pieces, how would that make you feel?"

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