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David Hogg: Trump Should Declare Gun Violence as Emergency

By    |   Tuesday, 08 January 2019 11:16 AM

Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to declare gun violence, not the border situation, as a national emergency.

“If we really want to start talking about the national emergency like the president likes to talk about, 40,000 Americans dying annually from gun violence is a pretty damn good one to start off with,” Hogg, who appeared on CNN's "New Day" with fellow Parkland survivor Jaclyn Corin.

Gun control legislation should be considered a nonpartisan issue, he added, as "both Democrats and Republicans die from gun violence...bullets don't discriminate, and neither should our legislators."

Hogg and Corin also discussed a bipartisan bill, being introduced on Tuesday that will require background checks for private gun sales. The bill's date coincides with the anniversary of the 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., which killed six people and seriously wounded former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Both will be appearing alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Giffords to push for the legislation.

"This legislation could have been passed a long time ago," said Hogg, adding that because of all the work being done by fellow shooting survivors, the legislation was able to be introduced.

Conn said that she believes chances that the bill will pass in the House are "very likely," but it's important that the American people push the Senate to pass it as well.

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Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to declare gun violence, not the border situation, as a national emergency.
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