David “Boss” Hogg is at it again, despite the apparent dwindling support for stricter gun control laws across America. Not too long ago, he led a “die-in” demonstration at a Publix grocery store in an attempt to get the grocery chain to stop donating money to Adam Putnam, an NRA-backed candidate who is seeking the Republican nomination in this year’s gubernatorial election in Florida. Such a tactic has succeeded, since Publix agreed to stop donating money to Putnam’s campaign.
Meanwhile, Boss Hogg and his fellow gun control advocates have already pledged to get people registered to vote, and possibly convince them to register as Democrats.
But now Boss Hogg has gone a step further with Publix by demanding that the grocery chain donate $1 million to the Stoneman Douglas Victim’s Fund, and not donate money to any candidate with an A-rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA). It is unlikely that Publix is going to go that far.
And if Publix were to continue to give in to such demands, then what is to stop Boss Hogg and other gun control advocates from making similar demands from other corporations? And if so, would the corporations give in as well?
But forcing corporations to stop donating money to NRA-supported candidates and instead donate money to his cause is not the only thing that has happened to Boss Hogg in recent weeks. Just a few days ago, someone called 911 and reported that an individual with an AR-15 had broken into the Hogg residence and took the family hostage.
As it turns out, there was no gunman, nor was Boss Hogg at home. Thus, the call was a prank known as swatting, in which police respond to a call of a crime taking place at a given address, then discover that no crime had occurred after arriving on the scene.
While the authorities are investigating the prank call, Boss Hogg (who was in Washington, D.C. at the time planning his March for Our Lives Road to Change), said that the call was a distraction from his gun control agenda. This latest phase is practically a continuation of voter registration, with the real goal of getting the biggest amount of young people to vote this November.
But the way things are going now, it appears that Boss Hogg’s vision of more gun control laws and the hopes that Democrats will dominate this year’s elections will not happen.
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