David Hogg, famous spokesperson of survivors of the Parkland shooting in Florida says that he frequently experiences assassination attempts, due to his political stance and high-profile appearances, according to Fox News.
In a recent interview covered by the network, Hogg said that attempts to kill him are perpetrated by people who are “misguided and misinformed of what we’re actually here to talk about.”
Hogg said that if someone kills him thanks to his efforts to further gun control it would be “the stupidest thing they could do to try to end the movement. Because that would make it even more successful in the end. Because it would invigorate us and create f—ing change.”
Fox News reported that 19-year-old Hogg plans to attend Harvard in the fall of this year, saying that himself and other parkland students have started a larger conversation about school shootings “because we’re not vulnerable.”
“What are you going to come after? We lost our friends in school that day. We lost our teachers in school that day. We don’t have jobs. You can’t come after our jobs that don’t exist. And we aren’t afraid to call out the bulls— and the real thing that’s causing this,” he told the Post.
According to his interview, Hogg believes that multiple people threatened his life in the last year alone., saying that it is “horrible that I have to live through this, and it is traumatizing.”
“But you eventually become desensitized to it. Like, oh, your house got SWAT-ted. You got a call from the police saying someone said that everyone in your family had been killed and that you are being held hostage for $100,000. Right? That becomes part of daily life,” he said. “It’s just something that you have to get through. But I mean, what am I going to do? Stop?”
However, the teen-turned gun control advocate said that he doesn’t plan to stop pursuing his platform:
“I want to go to school and, for lack of a better word, weaponize my knowledge and learn as much as possible to end violence.”