Meet the OTHER David Hogg; he’s 16, already in college and has a message for the anti-gun club

As Parkland student activist David Hogg runs laps with his media appearances touting gun control and attacking the Second Amendment, it seems his fame has had a direct effect on another student.

The mass shooting at his Florida high school in February catapulted Hogg to his new-found fame and increasing Twitter followers – now at over 720K – but also affected another David Hogg who decided to leave Twitter for a time.

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The other David Hogg is actually a 16-year-old college student, a conservative and a proud supporter of the Second Amendment.

But the social media attention on the Parkland Hogg became too much for the 16-year-old who suspended his Twitter account after things got  too overwhelming for him and his family. He announced his return last week, clarifying that he was not to be confused with the other Hogg.

Hogg’s mother echoed her son’s statement in a tweet of her own, calling out the irony of the Parkland student decrying bullying while engaging in the very act himself. Hogg launched a boycott against Fox News host Laura Ingraham after she tweeted that he “whined” about not getting accepted into some colleges.

“You can’t be on every news channel & get upset if someone disagrees with your agenda,” Traci Hogg tweeted, along with a video of her son addressing the harassment his family has experienced.

Hogg also expressed his opinion on some of the hot-button issues that have been at the center of the recent gun-control debate.

“I do not think we should ban law-abiding citizens from buying guns because that will increase problems,” he said in the video, also calling for a “more regulated background check” and a national policy on gun ownership instead of state-by-state laws.

He called for armed security guards “and maybe even Army veterans” to be stationed at schools in an effort to make them safer. He also defended the Second Amendment because “that’s one of the things that sets this nation apart from so many others that have collapsed.”

Hogg also praised the officer who shot and killed a gunman at a Maryland school last month, preventing the tragedy from escalating. “Bravo to the officer and thank you for your service,” Hogg said, noting that the story did not receive much attention because it dis not fit the liberal narrative.

His Easter message made it very clear that the only things the two students share is the same name.

Hogg set up a fundraiser to help purchase a “very” used truck and a new lawnmower after others vowed to start one on his behalf.

“I didn’t want someone to start one that had bad intentions or would try to pretend they are me,” he said, ending the campaign once the goal was reached – and even exceeded.

“And one last thing, you can totally support the 2nd Amendment and be a Conservative and NEVER want another person hurt by a gun again,” he wrote. “That is just another misconception out there!”

While Hogg may still encounter negative feedback and attacks due to his name, it seems his upstanding attitude and behavior have been the polar opposite of the other David Hogg, earning him a solid show of respect and praise on Twitter.


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