“Swatting,” the act of making a false report to emergency services in an attempt to dispatch law enforcement to a targeted address, is illegal and dangerous; in December 2017, a man in Kansas was shot and killed in a swatting incident. So it’s rather peculiar that vehement anti-gun activist David Hogg all but brushed off the swatting call made against his family on Tuesday. (RELATED: Anti-Gun Activist David Hogg’s Home Targeted By ‘Swatting’ Hoax).
Hogg told ABC News, “The swatting incident was just a silly prank.”
“The swatting incident was just a silly prank,” Hogg tells @ABC.
“It’s not going to take our focus off what we’re super excited about—the March For Our Lives bus tour to get young people to vote and promote gun law reform.” https://t.co/BvGCtEyWnb
— ABC News (@ABC) June 5, 2018
Really? Hogg calls for boycotts against any company that donates as much as a penny to gun manufacturers, but an illegal swatting call against his family is just a “silly prank”? That reaction just doesn’t make sense – and lots of people were confused by it.
They’ll release the 911 tape of the swatting of Hogg’s family to see if any members of the public can recognize the voice, right? Because this a crime, not merely a “silly prank.”
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) June 5, 2018
He should be a lot more outraged about this than Publix donating to Putnam. I don’t get this. At all. https://t.co/RLiBtqozb9
— KilroyFSU (@KilroyFSU) June 5, 2018
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Hogg, there is nothing silly about SWAT-ting someone. https://t.co/F1Rv291IKT
— Mary #FlyTheW (@mchastain81) June 5, 2018
O.o wtf? That is NOT an appropriate response to some one trying to use the police TO KILL YOU.
Its not a “silly prank”. Its DEADLY. https://t.co/QtlICyRCQo
— Concealed Carry Flooflesnoots (@Talliy) June 6, 2018
Something about the response David Hogg gave about the swatting raises eyebrows. You don’t call swatting a silly prank. Seem like when a bunch of liberals were caught vandalizing their own property and blaming it on racists
— Snoop ✌ (@snoopuhh) June 5, 2018
— Michael .A. Wolff 🐺 (@WolffintheWild) June 5, 2018
Hang on… Hogg, the VICTIM, says: ““The swatting incident was just a silly prank”?
Let me reiterate that: The guy’s who’s house was swarmed by a SWAT team calls it “a silly prank”?
Am I the only on who thinks that is a completely inappropriate response here?#SomethingFishy
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) June 5, 2018
considering the response from Hogg was to downplay it as a “silly prank” i’m wondering what the vegas odds are on a joy reid-style time-traveling hacker being blamed if the authorities determine the swatting came from the device of someone on the left
— Dr Pepper Addict (@jer2911tx) June 5, 2018
The truly despicable thing about all this is that it wouldn’t be at all surprising if it turned out that a Hogg supporter or someone close to him carried out this “prank.” After all, Hogg and his mother were in Washington, D.C. at the time of the incident, and it’s unclear whether there was anyone in the home at all.
In other words, it was the perfect time for someone in Hogg’s camp to make the call and gain more sympathy for his family while also putting heat on pro-gun conservatives.
Furthermore, swatting is just the kind of tactic only a liberal would stoop to.
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