Hogg: If Trump wants to talk ‘national emergency’ how about 40K American gun deaths?

Hogg: If Trump wants to talk ‘national emergency’ how about 40K American gun deaths?

[Ed. – One could accuse him of having a one-track mind, but first one would need to prove the existence of that mind.]

Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivor and outspoken gun control activist David Hogg slammed President Trump on Tuesday for saying he may “call a national emergency” to build his long-desired U.S.–Mexico border wall.

“If we really want to start talking about the national emergency like the president likes to talk about, 40,000 Americans dying annually from gun violence is a pretty damn good one to start off with,” Hogg said during an appearance on CNN on Tuesday.

Hogg’s remarks came days after the president said he was mulling calling a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border.

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“We can call a national emergency because of the security of our country, absolutely. We can do it. I haven’t done it, I may do it. I may do it, but we can call a national emergency and build it quickly, it’s another way of doing it,” he said at a press conference Friday.

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