“We are not trying to take your guns, we are trying to live,” Parkland activist David Hogg said at a press conference back in March. It’s common for those on the pro-gun control side to downplay the extent to which they’d like to ban all or certain types of firearms, presumably because they’re aware few Americans would be on board with their true goals. Instead, we’ll see the issue usually phrased as just being “common sense” gun control, or only being against “assault weapons.”

Such claims betray the truth. Another notable Parkland activist, Emma Gonzalez, said on a panel with Hogg “Removing the assault and semi-automatic weapons from our Civilian society, instituting thorough background checks and mandatory waiting periods (and raising the buying age and banning the production of high-capacity magazines) are the ways to stop shootings in America.” (RELATED: Parkland Activist: ‘Serve Your F**king Country If You Want a Gun’).

Obviously, the confiscation of all semi-automatic firearms would amount to the confiscation of nearly all firearms in America. And to be honest, part of me thinks that the gun control activists today would be arguing against muskets had they been around 300 years ago.

That all makes it especially ironic that these activists are being protected at their speaking engagements by the very weapons they want to ban.

According to the Daily Mail: “Hogg has been spotted in New York City with an entourage which is said to include armed bodyguards and publicists. The teenager was seen in Manhattan on June 20 surrounded by a group of men and women. He was on his way into a Barnes & Noble with his sister Lauren to promote their new book, #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line. Eagle-eyed Twitter user Sean Di Somma shared photographs of the teenager and wrote: ‘Here’s David Hogg in NYC today with armed guards and bunch of publicists.’ He added the hashtag ‘never again’ and ‘hypocrites’, in reference to the apparent fact that the bodyguards had weapons on them.”

Di Somma’s tweet has since been deleted, but it included the following photo claiming to show “publicists and armed security guards.”

David Hogg armed security

Hogg replied to Di Somma’s now-deleted tweet “Love you too.”

He then claimed to be pro-Second Amendment.

If so, he sure has a weird way of showing it.

Perhaps David Hogg should abandon his armed security given that he has such disdain for law-abiding gun owners.