David Hogg Says He's Been The Target Of 7 Assassination Attempts

Anti-gun activist and Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg claimed there have been seven attempts on his life.

Parkland, FL – School shooting survivor turned anti-gun activist David Hogg claimed he has been the target of at least seven assassination attempts in the past year.

Hogg, in an interview with The Washington Post, held himself up as a symbol for all of the students who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018.

A former student’s rampage at the Parkland high school left 17 students and staff dead and another 17 wounded.

In the wake of the shooting, Hogg formed a gun control advocacy group called “Never Again MSD” and went on a cross-country bus tour to educate the rest of the nation about the cause.

“Going to, like, 40 states and meeting people from every community, just to listen. I knew that I came from privilege before everything happened, but I never really, truly recognized what that meant,” Hogg, who will be attending Harvard in the fall, told The Washington Post.

“Sometimes that privilege is the greatest barrier for us seeing what other people go through in this country. But I think what it took for me was going to those people and talking to them. And when I look at gun violence, I see it through a lens of injustice now. Political injustice, economic injustice, racial injustice, colonial injustice,” he said.

Hogg’s attitude has made him a political lightning rod for people on both sides of the gun control argument.

“I was talking to one of the people in charge of public opinion polling about youth political issues at Harvard, and he tweeted something the other day that was really interesting: that licensing and registration [of guns] is going to be what in 2016 free college tuition and universal health care was,” said the 19 year old. “Something that everyone has to have an opinion on and will be talked about and will happen. That’s what I hope.”

“And if it’s not in 2020, it will be in 2022,” Hogg continued. “But we have the constituency of young people and everyone going out and voting and calling their congressmen and state legislators and saying, ‘I am a gun violence prevention voter. I am voting to protect our children in schools. If you don’t f--king care about our children, you shouldn’t be in office.”

He told The Washington Post that there have been seven assassination attempts on him over the past year, but it appeared he was referring in the most part to “swatting” attempts where people called the police and reported an ongoing incident at his home that wasn’t actually happening.

Hogg called those who have threatened him “misguided” and said killing him would be “probably 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--king change.”

The soon-to-be-college freshman said he was traumatized by what he labeled attempts on his life but said he has become “desensitized,” The Washington Post reported.

“Like, oh, your house got SWAT-ted,” Hogg said by example. “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. It’s just something that you have to get through. But I mean, what am I going to do? Stop?”

He said he wasn’t going to stop but rather planned to go to school and learn how to “weaponize” his knowledge to end violence, The Washington Post reported.

During his bus tour, Hogg and his friends visited Ferguson, Missouri and met with the father of Michael Brown.

The community of Ferguson rioted for more than a week after witnesses falsely claimed that Brown had his hands up when he was shot by a Ferguson police officer after he robbed a local convenience store. The lies led to days of protests that became riots which eventually left the city burned and broken.

But Hogg described the rioting by the community as a reaction to “the constant political terrorization that that community went through from the National Guard and the military” and claimed the media framed the riots to look worse than they were.

“And how that was framed and filmed from a helicopter. Right? Filmed mostly at night to make it look like a violent protest where the entire city of St. Louis was on fire. And then we get there, and it’s about three blocks long. Like, it’s literally a McDonald’s and two gas stations, and that’s the entirety of Ferguson,” Hogg said, communicating his understanding of what happened in that city when he was 14 years old.

Comments (55)
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Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Bullsh#t!

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Hmmm ... we haven't heard any of these "assassination attempts", even from any of the alphabet news. And here's a hint to Hogg - the definition of assassination is: "murder (an important person) in a surprise attack for political or religious reasons" - you're not an important person.

Bobby1874
Bobby1874

This kid would have to study to become an idiot.

James hegarty
James hegarty

Kid wants attention. White Jussie Smolett.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

If he would just live in his Mommie's basement, he'd be safe and secure. Just a thought...

headrush1977
headrush1977

The way I understand the protests at Ferguson became violent when outsiders joined the peaceful local protest.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

7 assassination attempts? and no police reports, this is the first anyone head heard about these events? me things he's just doing whatever he can to keep himself in the spotlight.... coming from a family of all cops, I'm surprised anyone in his family even talks to him anymore. If he was my relative, I would have disowned him by now.

DebraDT
DebraDT

Publicity Hogg

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

well listen Porky ......we know this is just another way to keep yourself in the limelight and your not fooling anyone. Now shut up, go away, before someone really decides to BBQ you.

Bud
Bud

That boy is in dire need of help, he is way over the edge. Making a stupid statement like this is going to turn on a green light for more than just an attempt by people that have the same mental problems he has.

JBo
JBo

"...seven assassination attempts..."

That's more attempts than Hitler had made against him. Must be some really inept assassins around.

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Police reports?

Fuzzycat
Fuzzycat

Poor little effeminate snowflake inventing drama in a vain attempt to be relevant

Do-The-Job-Right
Do-The-Job-Right

Well that's a Cop Kid for you 😂

Bear_Hunter
Bear_Hunter

If someone wanted this POS dead I've a feeling he would be so already. He ain't nothing but a gant on a cows ass!!!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I guess the way I look at it is: fewer guns out there in circulation means fewer dead police men and ladies, which will be an excellent thing if it comes to pass. It won't help that much saving officers from speeding related accidents, or accidents that happen when officers stand in traffic, but it will decrease the number of officers shot to death. Recently the number is about 50 per year (per about 700,000 officers) in the US, but I would like to see this number go down to 25, or maybe even lower, as an average.

Deadfan73
Deadfan73

...why is anyone giving this obnoxious little asshat the time of day anymore. Elite, Socialist, spoiled little rat.

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

The people who have attempted to "assassinate" him must be really poor shots. You would think one of the 7 would have at least nicked him. His 15 minutes of fame are over and he can't stand it. I like ProGodProUSA's comment - "the definition of assassination is: "murder (an important person) in a surprise attack for political or religious reasons" - you're not an important person."

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

What a dweeb! He gets "SWATted" and is calling it an assassination attempt. Seven times! Now he's pulling a Smollett!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Picturing him with the Barney Fife look of determination, while hitching up his pants and sniffing and saying "That's right! I survived all 7 of those assassination attempts!"

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Pinnocchio is just mad because he isn't on the news anymore.

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

He misses the media spotlight after destroying or attempt to ruin anyone that does not agree with him, and besides if someone wanted to take his little life they do not post it on social media (yea little Hog)

5150
5150

Hopefully the 8th time is the charm...

Fuzzycat
Fuzzycat

Once when little Hogg was 12 a bully took his lunch money. He counts that as an assassination attempt

LEO0301
LEO0301

Time to take these assassins to the range.

Leoliker
Leoliker

Pretty incompetent "assassin" to miss seven times.

Azzi
Azzi

This kid is such a douche.

The express
The express

Well he’s going to the right college Harvard university has become a liberal cesspool .

RunCop
RunCop

Idiot

unclebubby
unclebubby

Did Hogg come up with the number 7 because thats his IQ

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

Proper justice would be for him to flunk out of Harvard and have to enroll at a local community college.

Buffrat
Buffrat

Bullshit!

skidrowvet
skidrowvet

may this kid will apply for PTSD benefits now- sheesh

NYPDhwyFuzz
NYPDhwyFuzz

This is BS - finds himself falling off of the media, and commits a JUSSIE.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

7 attempts and no 911 records, Police reports, no media coverage, no Hospital records. He must have a Horse shoe up his butt to have 7 attempts and no harm done to him. Shut that little media hungry bi**h up and send him home with his teddy bear in Mon's basement.

Badge204
Badge204

Why are you using this terrible incident for your personnel gain? Who were you in school? Now you are using these school mates who were murdered by a nut case. For your personnel gain and to be recognized. A real shameful person you are

Casey97
Casey97

Why would anyone waste good ammo on this has been. He had his 15, and doesn't need any more. Pathetic and ignorant!

trainbuff
trainbuff

By your own admission you little ass wipe, you weren't even there when the worst of the massacre was even happening!

You're nothing but a fu$king liar!

Cops kid
Cops kid

Nobody misses that many times.... Dammit

LotusAmerica89
LotusAmerica89

David Hogg is a paid actor. Do your research look this idiot up he is completely and utterly a paid actor. Pay him no heed or you will lose the second Amendment. hold to the founding principles of our nation the first Amendment is Free speech Free press free publication free religion, the second Amendment is the right to bear arms and they shall make no law fringing that right. Please stop listening to the liberals or you will lose your nation.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

So many of these Millennials /Gen Y males come across as metrosexual, effeminate whiners and this guy is surely a "poster child" for them.