‘Time to sit down, you charlatan’: Parkland father slams David Hogg and his ‘BS’ ‘revisionist history’

While gun confiscation advocate and failed pillow entrepreneur David Hogg attempted to bask in the limelight of his tragedy-driven celebrity by taking credit for accomplishments he opposed, one Parkland victim’s parent said history cannot be changed by the will of a tweet.

After an 18-year-old suspect entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday and massacred 19 children and two teachers, the knee jerk reaction of the left was not to wait to fully comprehend what happened, but to push for immediate actions. In their drive to erode the Second Amendment, most arguments from the right on actions to shore up school security were dismissed except in the case of Hogg.

Instead of discrediting Republicans for promoting sensible and meaningful reforms, the survivor of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida attempted to usurp the legislative achievements from his home state as his own accomplishments.

“I understand there are many disagreements about what we should do but the important thing is we all agree we need to do something,” Hogg tweeted. “In the week of Parkland we worked with our Republican Legislature and governor and got gun safety past Congress can do the same.”

Ryan Petty, father to 14-year-old Alaina Petty who was killed during the Parkland tragedy would not stand idly by as one of the founders of March For Our Lives attempted to further his own brand when he had actively worked against enacting public safety measures.

“This is absolute revisionist history and quite frankly, BS,” Petty wrote. “You did nothing but make it more difficult for us to get the MSD bill passed in the Florida Legislature. It’s time to sit down, you charlatan.”

The legislative action that passed in 2018 and 2019 took measures to keep firearms away from the mentally ill while also creating a measurable assessment of government-run schools regarding their safety. Petty didn’t just make the accusation and leave the matter be though. He brought receipts to show that all Hogg ever did was latch onto preexisting national movements already striving toward gun control.

In each of the articles shared by Petty, he showed how the movement promoted as just a bunch of kids gaining national traction was not grassroots at all, but entirely astroturf. As The Federalist stated, “In other words, the response was professionalized…and Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA] stated on Twitter that his family knows Parkland student activist David Hogg’s family, so there were plenty of opportunities for grown-ups with resources and skills to connect the kids.”

Those connections, as with George Clooney ponying up half a million reported by The Washington Free Beacon, led Hogg and his activist group to attempt to get the safety act to include a ban on all “assault weapons,” according to the Tampa Bay Times. There is a big difference between working on the same bill and working with Republicans to get a bill passed.

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