Unfortunately, the debate over addressing gun violence has rapidly and terrifically devolved into a political absurd pretense.
Just last week, David Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, boasted to HBO’s Bill Maher about hanging up on a phone call from the White House.
Hogg said he finished the call because he doesn’t “need to listen to President Trump.”
Kyle Kashuv, a politically conservative survivor who’s got quite a lot of media attention, told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum this week he has been “trying to control my anger at what he said,” noting how “counterproductive” his classmate’s decision was.
Kashuv stated he can’t realize why Hogg would hang up on phone call from “the one man who leads our nation” and could actually make something happen:
“And you hang up the phone on him? That’s so hypocritical. You know, David Hogg was like, ‘We have to make a change. Let’s make this happen.’ And then the White House calls you and was like, ‘Let’s do it. I totally agree. Let’s make a change.’
And then you hang up on him? And then you brag about it on national television? It’s extremely counterproductive.”
MacCallum asked the 16-year-old student whether he’s talked to Hogg about the issue. He claimed he has not concentrate on this issue in particular with his liberal peer.
Kashuv said he has positive opinions about the future, noting bipartisan support for more rigorous background checks and the improved focus on mental health.
“I really think it represents how non-divided our country is and how decisive we can be,” he said.