David Hogg, survivor-turned activist of the Valentine's Day school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has turned his ire to the National Rifle Association's national spokeswoman Dana Loesch.
In an interview with CNN, Hogg slams Loesch following her speech to the NRA in which she claimed the media "love mass shootings."
@Mediaite https://t.co/TGo8lX47wX “..media love mass shootings,” Loesch said “Crying white mothers are ratings gold… https://t.co/ncRx3tHDFt— Dr Lou (@Dr Lou)1519575991.0
Hogg explained that Loesch is the NRA's "national spokeswoman, and as such, she's the national propagandist for the NRA."
"How hypocritical and disgusting are you?" Hogg asked during his interview.
Hogg also said he believes that instead of promoting sensible gun safety measures that could keep schools and other public places safe, Loesch is "actually working with the gun manufacturers" from her position within the NRA.
Parkland student survivor and activist David Hogg criticizes NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch: "She owns these congress… https://t.co/ru2wfonsIs— Reliable Sources (@Reliable Sources)1519576333.0
But he didn't stop there. Hogg concluded the interview with what he perceives as the real problem. "She owns these congressmen. She can get them to do things. It's just she doesn't care about these children's lives," Hogg said.
Proponents of gun reform and supporters of the Parkland, Florida massacre expressed their support for Hogg on Twitter.
Crooks and Liars says what many are thinking; that "the NRA has met their match in these Parkland teenagers."
The NRA has met their match in these Parkland teenagers. https://t.co/hnDWtiQCYQ— Crooks and Liars (@Crooks and Liars)1519581615.0
Indeed they have. In the last week, dozens of companies have ended their affiliations with the nation's largest gun lobby.
@IndivisibleNet @NRA UPDATED list of companies leaving @NRA's tight grip! Boycott NRA-Friendly businesses and polit… https://t.co/A2cQyERCJ1— MaureenR8209 (@MaureenR8209)1519598261.0
Support for Hogg, and the other student activists, resounded on Twitter.
"They are articulate and smart," Dr. Gonzo~Destroy the NRA said. "The NRA as we now know it is fucked. Cheers."
@crooksandliars They are articulate and smart. The NRA as we now know it is fucked. Cheers— Dr. Gonzo~Destroy the NRA (@Dr. Gonzo~Destroy the NRA)1519582923.0
Even Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has voiced her support for the change being brought by Hogg and other activists.
"Never underestimate the power you have when you make your voice heard," Gillibrand wrote.
Another example of just how the students from Parkland are igniting real change in our conversation about gun contr… https://t.co/juVnyc1GuG— Kirsten Gillibrand (@Kirsten Gillibrand)1519672478.0
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reopened for classes on Monday, which was surely difficult for survivors. The Internet, however, came through with love and support.
The Parkland students' return to school was met with an outpouring of support from the Internet https://t.co/yzBOJLCQuC— TIME (@TIME)1519677609.0
Good luck, and thank you, Parkland.