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David Hogg Finally Says Something That’s Not Laughable

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Few of those in the Parkland crowd are as vocal as David Hogg. The kid is usually running his mouth, and what comes out of it is often the product of either stupidity or ignorance. It’s hard to tell which.

However, he recently made a statement in light of the Santa Fe High School Shooting that warrants some attention.

I don’t know the shooters name and don’t want to. If you agree, anytime you see a post with their name or face from news organizations post #NoNotoriety with one of the victim's names. We make these sick people known worldwide for their horrifying acts, let’s stop that.

— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 20, 2018

It’s a few days old, coming on Sunday, but it’s important to note that Hogg has a point. We shouldn’t publicize these killers names. There’s a reason you don’t read their names here at Bearing Arms. Ideally, that reason would be because we didn’t know their names. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world so Bearing Arms filters those names out. We redact them.

The last thing we want to do is help make these jackwagons famous.

There’s evidence that many of these killers are looking for fame. They hold up people like the Columbine killers as martyrs or say they want to surpass someone’s “score.” They’re looking to join this evil brotherhood of psychos.

But take the fame out, and the incentives decrease. It won’t eliminate them, because I’m sure some of these people just want to watch the world burn and don’t really care about fame, but it will damn sure reduce them.

To see Hogg advocate for this kind of thing is…surprising. After all, he’s been neck deep in the whole “guns are the problem, dur,” line of debate since Parkland. Of course, he’s also accomplished next to nothing during that time, but that’s where he’s been. I fully expected him to lash out exclusively about guns. To see him advocate something like this is more than a little refreshing.

Not that I think he’s starting to realize that gun control won’t happen. He’ll keep pushing to take away the guns of law-abiding individuals because of the acts of a few sick, bad actors.

But, for once, Hogg recognized that there may be something else to blame for these shootings. After all, they’re committed by people, and people have motivations that have nothing to do with the objects they use to commit terrible things. His most recent call to action may well be the dawning of light for many people that the problem isn’t guns, but people. Who knows, maybe Hogg will be one of those.

I’m not holding my breath, mind you, but it could happen.

Either way, it’s good to see more people starting to realize that we’re not doing ourselves any favors by making these killers famous. Instead, we’re feeding into the psychological pathologies that create more and more of these killers. For once, it seems like an anti-gunner is trying to address the roots of violence in this country, particular regarding mass shootings. This should be commended.

Now, of course, comes the work of actually ending this constant assault on the Second Amendment so we can actually get to work on whatever else is part of the real problem. After all, fame alone can’t account for these killings.

Still, Hogg’s comments are an oddly nice change of pace.

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