Fox News’ Tucker Carlson explained on Friday night that the left has been using Parkland survivors like David Hogg to impugn the character of gun owners without reproach.
Hogg, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, has quickly become the face of the national gun control movement, but has largely been shielded from aggressive criticism because of his young age.
The Daily Caller co-founder agreed that Hogg is “just a kid,” but questioned why the left was pushing him to the front of the movement despite his constant attacks on gun owners and pro-Second Amendment politicians.
“This is the problem that I have: if you sincerely believe that people who disagree with you want to kill children, then you shouldn’t be involved in making policy because that’s exactly what we don’t need more of, it seems to me,” Carlson said. “Why is he being pushed to the front of this movement?”
“I agree with that this is a kid who saw unspeakable tragedy, he saw his classmates killed, and that’s exactly why he shouldn’t be involved in formulating a response to it. He is a kid. So you can’t simultaneously argue that you need to shut up and listen to him and if you don’t you are bad, which is what the left is arguing, and that we shouldn’t take what he says seriously or literally,” he continued. “You have to choose one. I’m happy to choose the first one.”