David Hogg embarrassingly self-owns in Twitter spat

(AP Photo/Joshua Replogle)

David Hogg is set to graduate from Harvard soon.

Now, I’ve found the fact that a state college rejects got into Harvard rather hilarious from the get-go. After all, it just goes to show you that the Ivy League ain’t what it used to be.


But how do I know he’s going to graduate soon? Well, it starts on Twitter with a brag and, in time, a hilarious self-own.

The first tweet:

OK, so far, nothing much to see. Of course, I’m sure the NRA is just a-quaking in their boots.

Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake fired back with this one:

And here was David’s response.

Oh, well…that’s…interesting.

You see, what Hogg thought was a mic drop is really a self-own.

That particular image isn’t the aftermath of a mass shooting, bodies piled in the grass because there’s nowhere else to put the dead.

It’s a protest.

Over 1100 black “body bags” fanned out over a section of grass on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on March 24 in a plea for sanity. Each represented roughly 150 individuals who have died from gun violence since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, 2018 which left 17 people dead and 17 more injured – most of the victims in their teens.

The body bags were placed to spell out the words “THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS” and were directed toward members of Congress of both parties for their reluctance to pass meaningful gun control measures. The phrase “thoughts and prayers” is often used by government officials as an expression of condolence following a mass shooting. Many Gun control activists have deemed it a meaningless gesture.

It was the 4-year anniversary of the original “March For Our Lives” protest march in D.C. —  the largest single day of protest against gun violence ever. The young organizers of the 2018 March led by Parkland survivor David Hogg were behind the current display.


So Hogg can’t even claim he didn’t know it was part of a protest.

Now, why is this a self-own?

Because protesting is protected by the Bill of Rights. David’s comment, “This is the ‘freedom’ you are fighting for” is absolutely correct, but not for the reason he’s trying to claim.

Most Second Amendment advocates also support the rest of the Bill of Rights. They kind of have to, really. That means that yes, we are also fighting for the freedom to pile body bags on the national mall to protest things we personally disagree with.

What was intended to be some mic drop is no such thing because, well, why wouldn’t someone support the right to protest?

Granted, Hogg has been attending Harvard and the Ivy League hasn’t been huge on free speech, but a lot of people still like it.

More than that, though, our defense of the Second Amendment is in part motivated by our desire to maintain all of our freedoms. Yes, the freedom to protest is included.

So yeah, David, that is the freedom I’m fighting for, and I’m damn proud of it.

My question is why isn’t that the freedom you are fighting for?


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