It's a bit ironic to hear David Hogg say he's concerned about students' constitutional rights, especially after his relentless crusade to get lawmakers peel back the Second Amendment. Hogg sat down for yet another interview with Mike Allen from Axios on Friday to pitch some new talking points about gun safety in America. Following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Broward County public schools superintendent Robert Runcie said the district will now implement clear backpacks as a solution to obstruct future gun violence. Hogg wasn't sold on the idea.
What did Hogg say?
“It’s unnecessary, it’s embarrassing for a lot of the students and it makes them feel isolated and separated from the rest of American school culture where they’re having essentially their First Amendment rights infringed upon because they can’t freely wear whatever backpack they want regardless of what it is,” Hogg asserted.
“One of the other important things to realize is many students want their privacy. There are many, for example, females in our school that when they go through their menstrual cycle, they don’t want people to see their tampons and stuff,” he claimed.
“What we should have is just more policies that make sure that these students are feeling safe and secure in their schools and not like they’re being fought against like it’s a prison,” he suggested.
That's when Twitter had a field day:
So #DavidHogg doesn't like 🚔 invasion of privacy w clear backpacks😏 Those who give up liberty for security deserve… https://t.co/82riV15o3k— David Knight (@David Knight) 1522012879.0
After a month of attacking American's Second Amendment rights, David Hogg says having to use clear backpacks infrin… https://t.co/7JfjFzLQbl— Ryan Saavedra (@Ryan Saavedra) 1521832673.0
Oh look, @davidhogg111 all of a sudden cares about Constitutional Rights. #MarchForOurLives https://t.co/XLj9DgXfx0— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh) 1521917218.0
So little David Hogg has been running his mouth about his safety & the school says okay, nothing but clear backpack… https://t.co/8NAf7MJAFR— Kate Helms (@Kate Helms) 1521820888.0