David Hogg is leading the charge to have activists crash Republican town hall meetings this spring, in order to create chaos and advance a gun control agenda. And you will likely recognize who is helping his campaign.
Earlier today, Hogg sent out a series of tweets highlighting upcoming town halls, and he encouraged his followers to attend and voice their displeasure over politician support of the National Rifle Association.
Hogg also tweeted out a spreadsheet (which he encouraged followers to use) provided by Giffords.org, which is the gun control activist group founded by Gabby Giffords, the former House Representative from Arizona. He does not identify that it is from Gabby Giffords’ group, but the spreadsheet includes their web address.
On January 8, 2011, Giffords was shot by a gunman while meeting voters in Tuscon. Six people were killed, and 13 others were wounded. Giffords defied the odds and survived being shot in the head. After she left Congress, she became a relentless activist for gun control.
The spreadsheet provided by Giffords.org lists members of Congress and includes information on their stance on gun ownership. That includes how much the Congress member has received from the gun lobby, their NRA grade, and their support of gun control legislation.
Here is the tweet from David Hogg.
Go to this form and look up the leader that will be at your townhall so you can have good questions. Let’s save some lives together.https://t.co/jNmn7rDqXs
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 6, 2018
Following the mass shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in December 2012, Gabby and her husband, Navy combat veteran and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, gun owners themselves, announced the formation of an organization to fight the gun violence epidemic. Originally named Americans for Responsible Solutions, the organization quickly became known as a leader in the growing movement to save lives from gun violence.
In 2016, Americans for Responsible Solutions joined forces with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence to expand its mission, increase its impact, and launch the organization today known as Giffords.
The website lists a number of allies, nearly all Democrats and liberal organizations, including Everytown for Gun Safety and lesbian candidate for Texas governor, Sheriff Lupe Valdez.