TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — David Hogg, survivor of the 2018 Parkland school shooting and a figurehead in the gun control movement since, launched an expletive-laden Twitter attack on Governor Ron DeSantis last week. In several posts, the activist liberally sprinkled his litanies against the governor with F-bombs.
“Fuck Ron DeSantis. The man is waging war on education, our children, and is trying to turn Florida into a crazy ass Christian nationalist dystopia. We need a mass movement of Floridians for educational freedom, safety and democracy,” Hogg wrote on Twitter.
Hogg repeated the expletive in another tweet: “Fuck Ron DeSantis. I know tons of people think he's moderate and sensible. He is not. The guy is Trump but worse and actually competent,” Hogg wrote, to which conservative commentator Dave Rubin responded with tear-emojis.
TRIGGERED BY PERMITLESS CARRY
Hogg was apparently triggered by the governor’s and the Legislature’s introduction of new permitless carry legislation:
“DeSantis isn’t a great guy. But introducing permit-less carry right before the 5 year anniversary of one of the largest school shootings in American history in Parkland is a new low,” Hogg wrote.
Gun control supporters argue that permitless carry would lead to more mass shootings and more violence in society. The other side’s argument is the opposite: With more armed law-abiding citizens, tragic events such as the Parkland shooting could be stopped before they turn deadly.
The Florida Standard has previously reported on the uproar the permitless carry bill has created among the Left. “Let’s be clear, Floridians will die if this legislation becomes law,” U.S. Rep. Maxwell Frost said in a statement to The Florida Phoenix.
But statistics from states with permitless carry do not seem to support the Left’s narrative of increased homicide and violent crime.
ACCUSES GOVERNOR OF TOTALITARIANISM
Hogg has taken aim at DeSantis on a number of issues, accusing the governor’s actions on education to be totalitarian.
“Totalitarianism can only succeed if you make truth a matter of opinion. In order to do that you have to convince the people that education which is the root of truth and justice- is their enemy. In my view that is what DeSantis is doing in Florida,” Hogg tweeted on February 3.