Hogg on Parkland Anniversary, Blames ‘Coward’ with a Gun who Failed to Keep Students Safe

David Hogg appeared on MSNBC over the weekend to reflect on the 2018 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  

Hogg, a former student, became an advocate for tougher gun laws immediately following the tragedy that left 17 dead and 17 others injured.  

Along with other classmates, Hogg would go on to form the gun-control organization March for Our Lives.

During Sunday’s interview, the MSNBC anchor asked Hogg what he remembered from that day.  

“How angry I was that this had happened to us,” said Hogg. “I had argued on both sides of the gun issue in speech and debate throughout high school and it’s one of those things you know could happen but you never think it will happen to you.”

“Unfortunately it happened in my community, and I was incredibly frustrated because we were high school students, we were taught growing up that the adults were supposed to protect us,” he continued.

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“And the adults, including the cop who had a gun, literally on campus, who was assigned to my school, proved not to be a good guy with a gun but really only a coward with a gun,” Hogg said. 

Hogg is referring to student resource officer (SRO) Scot Peterson, a former member of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office who was armed and at the scene that fateful day.

For reasons that aren’t exactly clear, Deputy Peterson failed to confront the gunman during the attack.

He now faces multiple charges for his inaction, including child neglect, culpable negligence, and perjury, according to NBC Miami.

If convicted on all counts, Peterson could spend the rest of his life in prison.

However, Peterson maintains his innocence, insisting that there was confusion about where the gunfire was coming from on campus.

At a press conference last summer, an emotional Peterson said, “There is no way in hell that I would sit there and allow those kids to die with me being next to another building and sitting there, no way, and anybody who knows me would tell you, that’s not Deputy Peterson.”

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Peterson’s trial is set to start later this month.

As for Hogg, he rejects the notion that good guys with guns have the capacity to stop active shooters.

Even though the Crime Prevention Research Center has documented that armed citizen responders stopped 40 percent of active shooters in gun-friendly zones between 2014-2021.

Instead of creating more hard targets, Hogg believes the best way to stop future school attacks is through comprehensive gun-control measures. Most notably, a sweeping prohibition on commonly-owned modern sporting rifles.

In fact, Hogg recently retweeted the following proclamation from President Biden:

“I can respect people who don’t agree with me but I can’t accept that there’s nothing that we can do to make progress to save our children and end gun violence in this country,” he said.

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  • Dutch February 26, 2023, 2:43 pm

    David Hogg is just a wet behind the ears ass that wants to be a big man by opening his mouth and spewing bullshit.

  • Rick February 23, 2023, 7:23 pm

    Let me get this straight. Hogg and the democrat’s want us as Americans, to trust the Government to protect us and give up our firearms for the better of mankind. Yet, the officials had prior information about this guy and did nothing to stop the massacre that day. Lets not forget that a SRO ( Police officer supplied by the Government)was on location that day and for some unknown reason did not confront the suspect. As with many of the mass shootings, Public officials already have red flags about the suspects and do nothing. I think that I will keep my own firearms to protect myself the best that I can do. I suggest that Hogg do the same

  • Shanz February 18, 2023, 4:22 pm

    I bet hog boy could suck a golf ball through a garden hose. What a shameless little twat.

  • Rattlerjake February 17, 2023, 7:31 pm

    Why does anyone with a brain give this idiot kid an interview. He hasn’t got a clue, proven by his claim that good guys with guns don’t have the capacity to stop active shooters. At least once daily, in the US, there’s an incident where a “good guy with a gun” stops a home invasion, burglary, robbery, etc. This idiot gives pork a bad name!

    • BE Davis Brown February 19, 2023, 9:14 pm

      For the same reason that horses wear blinders, you see liberals want to know what’s happening around them and truthful information causes them to become distracted that can be dangerous so through their consistent use of a liberal mantra they’re able to focus directly on their propaganda teachings and totally bypass truth, common sense and the obvious that the rest of us have come to rely on to live normal healthy lives.

  • dave February 17, 2023, 2:16 pm

    Hog refers to the resource officer as a coward. Hog as I recall was not even at school the day that happened. No one is going to protect you or anyone else jerk off. Your personal safety begins with yourself. No one who believes in freedom will hand over their firearms to any leftist schmuck from the government, especially a loser like you or Biden.

  • Albert Brock February 17, 2023, 9:59 am

    This the first time I can agree with him. There was a coward with a gun at the school that day.

    • Rattlerjake February 17, 2023, 7:39 pm

      Correction, there were TWO cowards with guns at the school that day (the deputy and the shooter).

  • roger d February 17, 2023, 8:48 am

    Hogg survived because he was not anywhere near the school during the shooting. He was down the street and arrived much later. If I ever ‘survive’ a mass murder that is my plan.

  • Hondo February 17, 2023, 7:52 am

    Just pathetic lib who needs attention, this little needs to get a life.

  • Laddyboy February 17, 2023, 4:38 am

    HOGG is NOT a survivor of the school shootings. Why? By his own mouth, HE WAS NOT THERE!! When he heard about the shootings, he left his home via his bike and went to school! Yes, the “cop” there AND the area “cops” were cowards. Police from a DIFFERENT COMMUNITY came and went into the school to help stop the KILLINGS!

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment February 14, 2023, 12:29 pm

    heir schnitzel is just looking for attention and a man toy!

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