David Hogg to S&W: Donate $5 million annually to gun control or be destroyed
By Chris Eger
The gun control advocate, speaking at a protest at Smith & Wesson’s factory in Massachusetts over the weekend, had a list of demands.
David Hogg, who catapulted to the national spotlight for his role in the March for Our Lives campaign following the Parkland, Florida school shooting earlier this year, was a featured speaker at a rally organized by 50 Miles More and the Boston chapter of March for Our Lives.
With a crowd estimated by the Boston Herald to number about 100 on Sunday, Hogg helped voice the group’s demands for the gun maker to donate $5 million to gun violence research per year and halt the production of firearms outlawed under the state’s assault weapons ban.
Should the company decline, Hogg tweeted, “We will destroy you by using the two things you fear most. Love and economics 🙂 see you soon.”
We will destroy you by using the two things you fear most.
Love and economics 🙂 see you soon.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) August 26, 2018
Although Massachusetts enacted an assault weapon ban in 1998 and double-downed on it in 2004, the iconic gun maker has been headquartered in the state since the 19th Century and continues to make various models for theSource: Guns.com