Hogg on Spike in Gun Sales: ‘I think it’s about fear’

Just a month or so after resigning from his failed pillow company, called “Good Pillow,” David Hogg is back on the air chirping about gun control.  

During a recent interview on CNN, the former Parkland student was asked about the uptick in gun sales over the past year and half.  

“So, in just the past year, in 2020, there were nearly 23 million gun sales across the United States,” began CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. “That’s up 65 percent over the year before. And then, in January, OK, after the insurrection at the Capitol, there were two million gun sales. And that’s up 75 percent compared to the January before that. So, what’s that about to you?

“I think it’s about fear,” answered Hogg.  “I think it’s about the fact that, as a country, oftentimes, we would rather, unfortunately, turn on each other and point to someone’s skin color or point to someone’s immigration status or their gender or their sexual identity and claim that’s the threat, when, in reality, we should all be working together against the sources of evil that are creating this gun violence and the injustice that promotes this gun violence and gun purchases in the first place.”

So, millions of Americans purchased guns because they’re racist, xenophobic, misogynistic and homophobic?  

That appears to be what Hogg is saying.

Hmmm… Before we pull the identity-politics card, perhaps we should consider the following:

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, major U.S. cities changed their policing and detainment strategies to “slow the spread” of the virus.  Instead of arresting and detaining certain lawbreakers, police were told to cite them with an appearance ticket for court and then let them back out onto the streets.  Meanwhile, jails and prisons began a process of letting inmates who were believed to be nonviolent out early.  To the surprise of absolutely no one with a shred of common sense, some of those offenders immediately began reoffending.  
  • 2020 was an election year featuring the most anti-gun presidential ticket in history.  Those concerned that a Biden administration would take a hostile approach to the 2A came out in full force to stock up on guns and ammo.  While Biden has yet to realize his gun-grabbing ambitions, including a “buyback” and giving the NFA treatment to all AR-style rifles, the threat remains real giving the Dems control over both chambers.  Hence, the continued buying frenzy we’re seeing in the marketplace.  
  • Widespread civil unrest following the death of convicted felon George Floyd.  Looters, vandals, and violent criminals hijacked what might have otherwise been peaceful protests and literally started burning cities to the ground with impunity.  Many Americans began to realize that when all hell breaks loose, local police may take hours to show up, if they show up at all.  The lesson from this was clear: You are ultimately responsible for the safety of yourself and your family.  Take that responsibility seriously and plan accordingly.  Firearms are the optimal tool for the job, as it turns out.    
  • Making matters worse are calls to “Defund the Police,” from Marxist groups like Black Lives Matter.  In a situation where crime is skyrocketing and cities are descending into chaos, the last thing a civil society concerned with law and order should do is disband its local police departments.  Yet, many social justice warriors honestly believe that that is the solution because they contend the average rank-and-file officer is more of a threat to public safety than an armed criminal.  Millions of Americans see through this bullsh*t but reasonably fear that the Dems will cave to the insanity and begin slashing police budgets — a concern fully justified as at least 13 cities are now defunding their police departments.  Hamstringing cops from fulfilling their oath to protect and serve is a surefire way to get more people to the gun counter.  
  • Finally, scarcity itself.  When guns and ammo become increasingly hard to come by, more people want to get their hands on them.  An untold number of fence-sitters jumped off when shortages in supplies became headline news.  The result was a boom in demand for all things 2A-related.  We now find ourselves in the midst of an historic ammo drought.

But hey, for someone like Hogg who lives in an elitist bubble, the only reason why people buy guns is that the NRA is evil. And, because gun purchasers are racist, homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic rubes.  It doesn’t matter that this thesis doesn’t square with the fact that of those 20 million gun buyers last year, millions were women and minorities.  All that matters is that it hews to the progressive narrative that the gun lobby is evil and American gun ownership is solely rooted in bigotry.

SEE ALSO: David Hogg Abandons Pillow Company Two Months After Starting It

“This is not a natural disaster,” said Hogg. “This is a completely human-enabled disaster and a disaster that’s enabled by the corruption of our elected officials that say repeatedly let’s just go with whatever the NRA says.”

NRA isn’t perfect but at least its solution to the tumult is workable: Learn to protect and defend yourself.  Civil disarmament and the complete abandonment of the principles of self-defense, the end game for people like Hogg and Bloomberg, are the real death knell for a citizenry concerned with its future in these uncertain and turbulent times.  

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Leigh May 29, 2021, 7:00 am

    Out of the hundreds of “survivors”…why is that you only seem to see this one and the bald chick?
    Was this kid anywhere close to the shooter…or just on school grounds when it happened?

  • Fee May 28, 2021, 7:07 pm

    Dr Steve Turley on youtube gave an excellent synopsis of what has happen in the US and world. In the 20th Century we lived in Modernity culture where science completely replaced culture and religion to make society better. There was three schools of modernity, Facism, Communism and Secular Democracy. Facism was defeated in WW2 and Communism in the Cold War. Secular Democracy thought they now inherit the world and has pushed their way of life onto the rest of the world stomping over tradition and cultures of various nations. Gun control is part of the Secular Democracy school of thought where they think elimination of all guns will eliminate social violence. Problem is the root of violence is not guns, but lack of religious values or a philosophy dealing with the meaning of life. Result is nihilism and self center culture resulting in alienation of people who cannot fit in this new secular society. Religion in the pre modernity world helped these people cope and be at peace or contentment. Traditions and culture also plays a role in helping people help each other and cope. Strong cultures help groups weather sever hardships, just look at the Jews, Chinese, Persians and Hindu civilization that survive since ancient times. All our cultures and traditions exist because they were able to deal with problems and it works. Human society all need security. Americans do not live in a police state, we live in a constabulary state. Police do not provide intense 24 hours of security for all their citizens. Evil exists in all societies. People need weapons for protection. In the US our traditions and culture heavily influenced by the frontier experience where guns are part of that protection and self defense ultimately is the responsibility of the individual. Recent events of defunding the police and feckless politicians who will not enforce law and order because the rioters are their bloc voters for winning primaries has demonstrated that worst case scenario where self defense falls upon the individual has been amply illustrated in the last 12 months.

  • a11four1 May 28, 2021, 5:25 pm

    Fear?
    Not sure fear is a strong trait among those already owning firearms.
    Recent buyers probably make up a percentage, I’d say apprehension is more accurate. Those I know are reacting to WTF moments enabled by the current so-called administration. You know, like Xiden said, “amendments aren’t absolute…”. Yeah, terms like ‘no’ and ‘ever’ ‘shall not’ are such grey areas.

    The only genuine fear I perceive is that of Little Davey and his manipulators. Notice they play act with same facial expressions seen in homeless pet and refugee ads? Mimicking works on some viewers.

  • D.J. May 28, 2021, 2:51 pm

    Isn’t it refreshing to see Miss Hogg’s face yet again ,spewing
    irrational diatribes against the 2d , & firearm ownership .

    Gotta love it !!!!!!

    Regulation laugh -a- minute .

  • dit May 28, 2021, 1:56 pm

    Mighty bold talk for a boy whose greatest accomplishment to date was making a boomboom in his diaper.

  • Kerry Silver May 28, 2021, 1:01 pm

    I never gave a Hogg about what this piece of sh*t had to say. But like a bad STD, this disease just keeps reappearing.

  • Nikrnic May 28, 2021, 12:53 pm

    Who cares what he says…Why even give him face time…

  • Dano May 28, 2021, 12:45 pm

    Who gives a rats ass what that ass clown thinks?

    Rhetorical question.

  • John Boutwell May 28, 2021, 11:46 am

    You know this asshat will be running for some public office soon and the 2A is for tyrants that want to control the population.

  • David Hogg May 28, 2021, 11:31 am

    Why does this website even create a story like this. Giving a meaningless little kid who knows nothing some more attention

  • Dilligaf May 28, 2021, 11:05 am

    How is mini kid Hitler hogg still relevant?? Only idiots and fools listen to what that coward and fraud has to say.

    • Bumper May 28, 2021, 1:35 pm

      Relevant? Who?? I guess if ya can’t make it as a little boy with grandiose dreams, make it as a little girl.

  • kevin mac kenzie May 28, 2021, 10:22 am

    THE MOST PUNCHABLE FACE IN AMERICA !!!

    • robert sanders May 28, 2021, 12:01 pm

      good answer

    • Steven May 28, 2021, 12:38 pm

      That would be Pelosi, or Omar, or Waters.

    • Bumper May 28, 2021, 1:36 pm

      Without a doubt a waste of space.

  • Chief May 28, 2021, 10:19 am

    I don’t understand why my comments are often removed by Guns America. Nothing I said was nearly as inflammatory as many of the posts on here. It is time to unsubscribe.

    • Winston May 28, 2021, 2:21 pm

      I have noticed that, too. There is criminal activity related to individuals and races that these mods will not allow to be criticized.

  • Marc ok May 28, 2021, 10:03 am

    Who gives a shit what the hell hog says, no one really listens to the crap that comes out of his mouth because he has zero credibility. He’s a punk that will say anything if someone puts money in his hand!

  • Big Al 45 May 28, 2021, 9:46 am

    I would like to hear him name those Politicos who have said what he claims.
    Interesting to note he is NEVER fact checked by the same press that distorts most Republican and the NRA speakers.

  • Chief May 28, 2021, 9:45 am

    I can’t stand the little douchebag and wish he would go away permanently.

    BUT it’s been proven he WAS at the school during the shooting.

    When your “facts” are not facts, it negates your argument. We need our facts to be facts so that our credibility in this fight is beyond reproach.

  • MIke S. May 28, 2021, 9:45 am

    Li’l David Hogg should marry Greta Thunberg. She’d straighten him out in a hurry. He’d be so henpecked he’d never be able to show his face again. They’d make a great pair…..never to be seen again.

  • Abby Normal May 28, 2021, 9:43 am

    Hog$hit is right about one thing. Gun and ammo sales are about fear. But it’s about fear from government takeover and conversion to the liberal communist party. Nobody who can think on their feet wants that if there is at least one way to stop it.

  • Steve May 28, 2021, 9:30 am

    Why do we listen or read anything this obviously indocrinated young person has to say? I generally pass on any article that he is involved in and I only looked through this one so I could make this comment.

  • DANNY R.BLACK May 28, 2021, 9:23 am

    HOGG NEEDS TO LAY THE HELL DOWN! MAKING MONEY OFF HIS DEAD CLASSMATES! “PUNK” JUST FOLLOWS DEMOCRAT “TRAITORS” NARRATIVES! THE REASON “WE THE PEOPLE” BUY GUNS,IS BECAUSE OF THE STUPIDITY OF DEMO-TRAITORS! NO YOU CAN’T HAVE MY GUNS,NO I WILL NOT BE A PART OF A BUY BACK PROGRAM.YOU WILL NEVER STOP GUN VIOLENCE ‘UNFORTUNATELY’. NEED TO GET CONTROL OF MENTAL ILLNESS.WHICH HOGG AND HIS CLASSMATES DIDN’T PRESS LAW ENFORCEMENT ENOUGH.UNDERSTAND,IT WAS ALSO THE WEAK SHERRIFF IS TO BLAME ALSO.WE ALL DON’T BELONG TO THE NRA! SO,HOGG GET A LIFE OTHER WHAT YOUR DUMBASS IS DOING NOW,BEFORE SOME NUT TARGETS YOU!

  • Dave Lemay May 28, 2021, 9:19 am

    Let me begin by honestly stating, I haven’t read the above article. No one should be giving this piece of crap a platform. Why then, is Guns America allowing any garbage that spews from his mouth to be printed? Ignoring the little bastard is the only way to express his uselessness. By printing his statements you empower his platform. Please, no more about this sad excuse for a human being………………………..

    • Rozzie Bo May 29, 2021, 7:30 am

      Dave I couldn’t have said it better.

  • Marshall B Johnston May 28, 2021, 9:06 am

    This little PIG or Hogg was not in school the day of the shooting he heard about it and rode his bicycle over to the school.

  • Russ May 28, 2021, 8:46 am

    Hey Hogg, the reason normal people ( conservatives for the most part ) buy guns is because it’s a right they cherish. The reason for this boost in sales is because people like you ( mostly democrats ) are scared. Your party is the one releasing violent felons early. Your party has embraced the criminals better known as antifa and blm. Your party is trying for open borders and letting millions of criminals into this country. Maybe you need to look at your own house you frigging imbecile. Also you seem to be changing, almost transitioning?? Well are you, that would explain a lot. Mental illness is a minimum requirement fir being a democrat. You have fulfilled that requirement wholeheartedly.

  • Sal May 28, 2021, 8:41 am

    David who?

  • Ronnie May 28, 2021, 8:35 am

    David Hogg is exactly why can’t let a Democrat have a gun, we need stronger mental health care in this country, to circumvent His Kind of Crazy, NRA made it possible for blacks foreigners protect themselves crime the k k k this kid is clueless

  • Harley Meiroff May 28, 2021, 8:31 am

    Why would you give this schemer any media exposure. It’s difficult to imagine that people who would watch this site would take their time to read or care what he has to say. JMHO

  • SD May 28, 2021, 8:12 am

    He seems to have a real hatred for the NRA. Doesn’t he realize that the NRA is made up of nearly 5 million
    “people” of which few if any agree with him?

  • Mr DockShun May 28, 2021, 8:05 am

    The Lil dude was groomed for this position. He has NO idea what he is even speaking. The media is FULL of propaganda and he is part of that as well. My question to him is when is the theatrics gonna stop? When is the live exercises gonna stop that they put in the news as an active event? The heavenly father gave you eyes and ears…………………..OPEN BOTH THEM. The truth is right in front of you. The only thing stopping this corrupt system is armed law abiding citizens. We dont fear No-One and its not fear its called being prepared to do whatever you have to do to protect your family. One more thing to all the Ex military, WE ARE ALSO A PROBLEM FOR THEM. They trained us. SO if it isnt about God Family Country, i really am not buying into any of their bullshit. They want a fight then they will get one.

  • krinkov545 May 28, 2021, 8:04 am

    Nice censorship GunsAmerica! So much for free speech. Do you secretly love the commies?

  • krinkov545 May 28, 2021, 7:54 am

    The day will come when Jesus Christ wipes all marxist homotwits and senile perverts from the face of the earth.

  • PB Casterlin May 28, 2021, 7:14 am

    David Hogg is an alien…

  • Jim Hovater May 28, 2021, 6:44 am

    Where’s a runaway garbage truck when you need one?

    • krinkov545 May 28, 2021, 8:05 am

      See homohogg wiped out in hell works for me.

    • Chuck Matson May 28, 2021, 8:13 am

      That would be perfect.

  • Gary May 28, 2021, 6:30 am

    So now he wants to get rid of the filibuster….what a piece of sh*t. So literally have every last drop of power in the hands of his party. God I hope this guy gets into some serious trouble for tax evasion or is caught with his pants down in a theater or something very soon to expose him for the shill he is.

    • SD May 28, 2021, 8:08 am

      “His party” is the ones that are letting felons out of prison to steal and buy stolen guns. But it’s not their fault it’s the gun’s fault.

  • Gary May 28, 2021, 6:25 am

    Is he transitioning into a woman?

    • krinkov545 May 28, 2021, 7:56 am

      The Hogg wants to be a Hogget? Why am I not shocked or surprised?

    • kb31416 May 28, 2021, 8:55 am

      Transitioning? I think that he is already there, including probably having chopped his junk off.

  • jgwills May 28, 2021, 6:21 am

    Hogg got one thing right. It is because of a man made disaster. Except the disaster came out of a lab in a place called Wuhan China. Xiden and company simply cashed in on the opportunity wanting to shut down our country and created the fear he so mistakenly believes the NRA is to blame instead.

  • Richard May 28, 2021, 5:20 am

    That homo troll needs to crawl back under his bridge. Anything for fifteen minutes of fame.

    • krinkov545 May 28, 2021, 7:59 am

      Hey Hogget! Jesus Christ did not and never will repeal Leviticus 20:13 and he burned them sodomites all into ashes in Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis chapter 19 as an example to those who after should live ungodly.

  • Dr. Strangelove May 28, 2021, 4:51 am

    He’s right about fear, there are a lot of people who fear gun-grabbers just like him.

    • krinkov545 May 28, 2021, 8:01 am

      I don’t fear effeminate homocommie pigs and senile dunce presidents. I HATE THEM!

  • John Watterson May 28, 2021, 4:03 am

    The Parkland pussy rides again! Little prick wasn’t even at the school during the shooting.

    He is just another useful idiot created by the corrupt media.

  • Ronnie Maeker May 26, 2021, 10:19 am

    Like Ronald Reagan said: “Well, there you go again”.
    He did get part of his..uh…err…hmm…PROFOUND statement correct: people are afraid, they do want to protect themselves and those close to them.

    This over-rated dumbass has a firm grasp on……….???????????????????????

  • paul I'll call you what I want/ 1st Amendment May 25, 2021, 8:10 pm

    Yeah fear….fear that you sad fucks are going to make things worse than they are!

  • Dr Motown May 25, 2021, 3:48 pm

    Emperor Moronus Maximus speaks again…

    • Rob May 28, 2021, 8:15 am

      Anything to avoid that job application.

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