Activist David Hogg removed from House hearing on an assault weapons ban
Activist and Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg escorted out of a House hearing Offensive weapons ban After he shouted at an Arizona Republican who pointed out that weapons were necessary to protect against an “invasion” in The border between the United States and Mexico.
During a hearing Wednesday hosted by the House Judiciary Committee, Hogg interrupted Representative Andy Bigs as the lawmaker called the border crossings an unjust threat and argued that a Democratic bill to ban certain semi-automatic rifles would prevent Americans from protecting themselves amid an “invasion on our southern border.”
Hogg stood in the middle of the audience and shouted, “You’re repeating the mass shooting points in your statement. My high school shooter: anti-Semitic, anti-black and racist. The Shooter in El Paso He described it as an invasion.”
“Guess what, these guns come from the USA. They don’t come from Mexico,” he added.
hog chirp Video of the incident, where he was seen leaving the hearing room by security.
NBC News has reached out to the US Capitol Police for comment.
The bill under discussion was introduced at Wednesday’s hearing by Representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island, who played the audio from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead in 2018. Hogg was a student at the time.
President Joe Biden last month Congress called To pass measures including a ban on offensive weapons. The House of Representatives did not present this bill to the audience.
Congress Last month passed The most comprehensive legislation designed to prevent gun violence in nearly 30 years. The bill, which Biden signed into law, introduces grants to states for “red flag” laws, enhances background checks to include event records and closes the “friend loophole” by keeping guns away from non-spousal dating partners convicted of abuse.