David Hogg May Have Just Made His Craziest Statement Yet, Watch:
David Hogg has been quiet for awhile.
But MSNBC Andrea Mitchell had him on her show to talk about guns.
Once again he demonstrated that he is lacking in knowledge about the subject.
And then he impugned the owners of AR-15s saying that they weren’t interested in self-defense but in “hunting human beings.”
From Free Beacon:
After telling viewers that Americans need to find unity in addressing gun violence, Hogg was asked about his recent efforts to ban certain kinds of semiautomatic firearms at the state level. He said he and other March for Our Lives activists had introduced a ballot initiative to ban so-called assault weapons in Florida. He said those who own an AR-15, the most popular rifle in the United States, want to hunt other people.
“The truth of the matter is weapons like the AR-15 have an effective range of over 1,500 meters,” Hogg said. “If you’re using a weapon with an effective range of over 1,500 meters, you are not defending yourself. You are hunting a human being.”
He also repeated the false claim that the AR-15 is a “military weapon” that no civilian needed to have.
That’s nonsense on multiple levels.
The AR-15 is the most popular modern sporting rifle in the country. It fires one bullet per trigger pull, it’s not a machine gun and doesn’t fire faster. It is not a military weapon.
According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation there are more than 16 million AR-15s and similar rifles that have been made or imported into the U.S. in the last 25 years.
Hogg just defamed millions of people accusing them of hunting human beings. That was after he told Mitchell that Americans needed to find “unity” and stop attacking each other.
If he thinks that you can fire an AR-15 over 1500 meters (a mile), then he should try it and see if he can do it.
Protip? Not going to happen.
Mitchell did not call him out for any of his falsehoods.
But she did make sure to mention that he got into Harvard.