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EXCLUSIVE TEXT: David Hogg Confirms His Body Guards Were Armed in NYC

Guns for Me, But Not for Thee

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Big League Politics spoke exclusively today to the teenage face of gun control who has become a household name in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that killed 17 in Parkland, FL.

In his text response, David Hogg confirms that his body guards were indeed armed with guns.

Hogg, 18, was spotted in New York City with a retinue of security guards and publicists as he made his way to a Barnes and Noble bookstore to promote his new book, “#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line,” which he co-authored with his sister Laura.

Many news outlets speculated on whether or not Hogg’s body guards were armed, but none has confirmed it with the anti-gun activist himself.

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BLP reached out to Hogg to see if he recognized his own hypocrisy of utilizing armed guards and he confirmed the speculation.

“The people alongside me were trained specialists that had gone through training with their weapons and were at all times being held accountable for their actions while armed,” Hogg said. “Our entire message is pro-second amendment, and if you take the time to look at the policies on our website, our message aligns completely with security officers carrying small arms to protect people who have been threatened by gun owners.”

We followed up with two questions. The first was whether teachers with special training should be allowed to carry weapons to protect their students. If special training is the threshold for carrying a weapon as Hogg suggests, then we should all be in agreement: training teachers to carry in schools will make children safer, just as Hogg’s trained bodyguards made him safer.

The second was whether Hogg’s message is actually “pro-Second Amendment” as he says. Hogg suggested that only those with training should be able to carry a weapon. Specifically, we asked him what he thought of Constitutional Carry laws passed in several states. Constitutional Carry laws dictate that special training is not necessary to purchase or carry a weapon, and that bearing arms is a fundamental American right granted by God and protected by the Second Amendment without restrictions that people like Hogg would like to implement.

Hogg did not respond to BLP’s follow-up questions.

 

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2018 Midterms

Trump Turns On NRA and GOP Establishment, Endorses Underdog for Georgia Governor

Trump’s endorsement of Kemp puts him at odds with the National Rifle Association, who endorsed his opponent.

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In a tweet sure to anger the political establishment, President Donald Trump endorsed Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in his run for Governor of the Peach State. His opponent, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, has been fully embraced by the establishment and with this late endorsement, voters now have a lot to think about before casting their ballot on Tuesday.

Georgia-based publications have called Cagle “the Georgia Capitol crowd’s man for governor” who has received substantial financial support from “lobbyists, political action committees and legacy donors.” On the other hand, Brian Kemp has been seen as the underdog who has consistently fought back against the establishment.

Trump’s endorsement of Kemp also puts him at odds with the National Rifle Association, who endorsed his opponent, who they called “a steadfast supporter of the Second Amendment.” But despite organizational support, not everyone in the organization, and the gun rights movement as a whole, seems too thrilled with their endorsement.

Longtime NRA board member Bob Barr came to Kemp’s defense, endorsing him earlier this month. In a statement, Barr said, “As a Board Member of the NRA since 1997, I can say without any hesitation whatsoever, that of the two candidates in the Republican run-off, Brian Kemp is by far the best man to represent us in the Governor’s race.”

The NRA’s endorsement of Cagle likely comes due to the fact that Cagle has long been seen as the front-runner in the race. But to gun rights organizations actually located in the state, the endorsement seems like a slap in the face.

Georgia Gun Owners, headquartered in Kennesaw, has led the charge in support of pro-gun legislation in Georgia and the group didn’t mince words when it comes to Cagle’s record on the Second Amendment. Executive Director Patrick Parsons fired back at Cagle for his refusal to fight for pro-gun Constitutional Carry legislation.

“In my eight legislative sessions working the halls of the State Capitol in Atlanta, I can tell you that Casey Cagle has never lifted a finger for Constitutional Carry,” Parsons stated. “And when there was a chance for a vote on Constitutional Carry on the floor of the Senate in 2017, he didn’t allow it to come up for a vote.”

Along with Georgia Gun Owners, Luis Valdez of The Truth About Guns, questioned Cagle, calling him “no friend of gun owners,” before laying out his record of betrayal for gun owners:

  • 2013: SB188 (Campus Carry) was introduced twice within that legislative session but Cagle refused to allow the Georgia Senate to have a floor vote.
  • 2014: Cagle wanted to have ‘training requirements’ inserted into HB65 when the bill being debated and amended in the Conference Committee.
  • 2016: While hosting a forum with Georgia’s religious leaders; Cagle told them that Campus Carry was not “responsible” and he “does not agree with this and other legislation being pushed upon our state.”
  • 2017: The Georgia Legislature passed Campus Carry but Cagle said it was a “thoughtful compromise” when he allowed his College and Career Academies to remain on the exemption list.
  • 2017: Cagle sent SB177 (Georgia Constitutional Carry) to die in committee and blocked three additional Pro-Gun amendments to be heard in the Senate.
  • 2018: Cagle during an interview with the news stated “Georgia is in a very good position where our gunlaws stand today, and I know of no areas where gun rights need to be expanded in the state.”

President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Kemp, while it may ruffle some feathers, truly shows that he understands what is best for his supporters in Georgia. Trump’s entire presidency has been about fighting back against the establishment, and this endorsement clearly shows that he is committed to that fight.

Georgia’s primary election is on Tuesday, July 24th, and is sure to be a close one.

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