Gun control activist David Hogg thanks the NRA — then posts cryptic tweet about ‘us NRA members’

Gun control activist David Hogg thanks the NRA — then posts cryptic tweet about ‘us NRA members’
David Hogg thanks the NRA, the sends out cryptic tweet. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gun control activist David Hogg thanked the National Rifle Association on social media on Friday, the same organization he has battled with since the massacre at his high school in February that left 17 people dead.

Then Hogg posted a very confusing tweet possibly implying he had joined the organization he so ardently disavows.

What happened?

On Friday, the NRA encouraged American via its Twitter account to wear orange over the weekend to promote firearm safety.

https://twitter.com/NRA/status/1002505041880772608

Orange is a color synonymous with firearm safety, and one often associated with gun control groups, such as Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety.

The NRA’s tweet caught the attention of Hogg, who thanked the pro-Second Amendment organization for bringing awareness to this weekend’s “Wear Orange” cause.

“Hey @NRA thank you for your support of us! We must work together to promote sensible gun laws and behavioral intervention programs if we want to end this epidemic,” Hogg said.

Then Hogg tweeted the following, a tweet asking Dana Loesch to support universal background checks while saying “us NRA members”:

The confusing tweet lacked context and implied Hogg had joined the NRA. But he quickly confirmed he hadn’t, because just as quickly as he thanked the NRA, he returned to his attacks.

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