Anti-gun protester David Hogg hates guns — but apparently not enough to not be protected by them.
Hogg and a collective of anti-Second Amendment agitators protested outside the NRA headquarters on Saturday, and as the group points out, he was protected by armed guards.
Today, @davidhogg111 (with armed security) and a bunch of gun-grabbing activists protested our empty HQ, and there were some interesting people there. Our social team chatted up the crowd and ended the day with ice cream paid for by @Everytown! Stay tuned for video interviews! pic.twitter.com/kIhcWZ28dJ
— NRA (@NRA) August 5, 2018
The NRA’s photos show, among other things, Hogg with several security agents.
For his part, Hogg unwittingly tweeted a photo showing additional armed security protecting him.
In an attempt to ridicule the pro-2A counter-protesters, the student undermined his own message.
Lol y'all literally had 25 people in front of your headquarters we had 1500 not to mention several of yours were in confederate shirts and we all know how that war went pic.twitter.com/cYECYpqmO1
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) August 5, 2018
Hogg’s photo shows at least three men who appear to be security agents. Armed police officers stand in the parking lot, ready to protect the teen with big, bad guns.
Additional security seems to be here:
Nothing like calling BS on the @nra and registering voters at their doorstep! Thanks to the young people for inspiring us and leading the way. @MomsDemand – DC @Emma4Change @davidhogg111 pic.twitter.com/UWPjonhx4g
— Sara (@mooresara) August 4, 2018
The NRA noted in its tweet that there were some “interesting” people there.
One was Therese Okoumou, whom Hogg called one of his “biggest inspirations.”
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) August 4, 2018
This week, she denounced Americans as “drug addicts” and “KKK”.
The video from the now-deleted tweet pic.twitter.com/IUAGo26nWV
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) August 4, 2018
“America!” she screeched, her voice cracking, as the crowd joined in.
“America, you motherf*ckers! You drug addicts! You KKK! You fascist USA!” The Congo native yelled.
No one joined in. The man standing to her left, presumably her lawyer, had the smile escape his face.
Some in the crowd joined Okoumou’s denouncement as she screamed it a third time.