David Hogg, a prominent anti-Second Amendment activist, has made controversial claims, blaming gun violence on suburban “white women” in a recent social media post. Hogg’s argument attempts to shift responsibility for gun violence away from the tools themselves and towards the voting preferences of suburban white women.
He stated, “We will never end gun violence until white women in the suburbs stop voting for the Republicans who are endangering our schools and communities by flooding them with guns.” However, Hogg’s assertion overlooks various factors contributing to gun violence, including city areas run by Democratic leadership where murder rates have surged, as revealed in a recent NYPost poll citing Wallet Hub data.
Cities like Memphis, Tennessee, New Orleans, Louisiana, Richmond, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Detroit, Michigan, have experienced increasing gun violence. Hogg’s focus on blaming white women in suburbia neglects the complex issue of gun violence and the need to consider factors such as urban crime rates.
Critics argue that Hogg’s recent statements lack credibility, as they fail to align with factual data. Additionally, his shift against New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s gun ban in cities like Albuquerque suggests he may be losing ground within his base. Hogg’s opposition to the gun ban was expressed with the argument that there is no state public health emergency exception to the U.S. Constitution, highlighting ongoing debates about gun control and the Second Amendment.