Obama Praises The Parkland Kids — Article Will Make Gun Owners’ Heads Shake

David Hogg Obama Left: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Right: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

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Former President Barack Obama wrote an article TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People about the pro-gun control Parkland students.

It will make gun owners’ shake their heads.

Obama wrote that students like Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, “have the power so often inherent in youth: to see the world anew; to reject the old constraints, outdated conventions and cowardice too often dressed up as wisdom.”

The former president took aim at the NRA and its supporters in the piece as well.

“(B)y bearing witness to carnage, by asking tough questions and demanding real answers, the Parkland students are shaking us out of our complacency. The NRA’s favored candidates are starting to fear they might lose. Law-abiding gun owners are starting to speak out. As these young leaders make common cause with African Americans and Latinos—the disproportionate victims of gun violence—and reach voting age, the possibilities of meaningful change will steadily grow.”

He also used his space to praise “Dreamers” and Black Lives Matter.

Many of the Parkland survivors have used their platform to advocate for gun control. David Hogg, after being criticized by Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, stirred up an advertiser boycott against her. (RELATED: David Hogg Leads Laura Ingraham Boycott Over A Tweet)

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