David Hogg is really mad that students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are having to return to school using clear backpacks as a security measure. And he wants to punish the President and Congress because of it.
Mind you, Hogg himself doesn’t have to worry about using one. He has stated before that he’s not going back to school until gun control legislation is passed. As far as we know, he hasn’t been back.
In the meantime, Hogg is mounting a campaign to make the President and Congress pay for failing to follow their demands. And that starts with circulating a petition to force the President, White House staff, and members of Congress to use clear backpacks as well.
Hogg appears to be under the delusion that the White House and Congress aren’t already abiding by strict security measures already. Clear backpacks would actually be a downgrade in security from what they endure now.
Earlier today, Hogg retweeted a link to the petition to promote it.
Let’s just indulge Mr. Hogg’s immaturity, however, and review the terms of the petition, which is posted at the left-wing website Petition.org.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students in Parkland, Florida are now required to only use clear backpacks in an attempt to prevent additional acts of gun violence which tragically took 17 lives in February. That’s right, clear backpacks instead of passing laws to protect these kids.
Well if it’s so logical, let’s see Congress and the White House put a clear briefcase and bag policy in place, too. It’s only fair.
As one parent, Julie Shinn, wrote on Twitter: “If we’re not going to do anything about our lax gun laws, then my son needs a bullet proof backpack, not a clear one.”
The clear backpacks will serve as a daily reminder to students that our nationally elected members of Congress and White House occupants refuse to take meaningful action to stop mass murders caused by guns. If the kids have to carry around these clear bags, it only seems fair that those in Congress and White House should, too.
The March For Our Lives organizers are asking for: Passing a law to ban the sale of assault weapons, prohibiting the sale of high-capacity magazines, closing the loophole in our background check law for online and gun show purchases.
Until these demands are met, we should ask Trump, Pence, Ryan, McConnell, and the entire Congressional and White House staff to be required to only use clear backpacks.
Really, it’s for their own safely. Sign the petition.
The White House has yet to comment on the petition. We’re sure they will, after they stop laughing.