[Ed. – Disagreement equates to a threat in their eyes?]
Asked about the NRA’s response to their movement, Hogg responded: “I think it just goes to prove what exactly they are. … I think the problem comes in when it’s people at the top of this organization that don’t listen to their constituents and continue to scare people into buying more guns, creating more violence, so they can scare more people and sell more guns,” he continued. “The people at the top of the NRA are no longer working for the people that are in their organization. They’re working on behalf of the gun lobby.”
Both Hogg and Gonzalez say the NRA has reached out to them, but not in a positive way.
“The way that they’ve been reaching out to us is basically threatening us,” Hogg said.
“They’ve been instigating things,” Gonzalez added. “And then, when we reply, they like shy back away. They can dish it out but they can’t take it.”
Hogg says leading the movement is helping them cope with the horrific incident at their school in which 17 people were killed.