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Parkland student corrects Fox: ‘I’m not against the Second Amendment’

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Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor David Hogg criticized Fox News by name on Saturday for misrepresenting his views on gun control, accusing the right-leaning news network of portraying him as against the Second Amendment.

In remarks to a Fox News reporter, Hogg said the network had “messed up” his views and those of his fellow Parkland students, 200 of which attended the “March For Our Lives” in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

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“What a lot the media, and especially Fox News, has messed up with me is they’ve made it seem like I’m trying to take away people’s guns — that I’m against the Second Amendment,” Hogg said. “My father is a retired FBI agent. I have guns in my house. I’m not against the Second Amendment.”

Hogg went on to say that he supports “common sense” reforms to both gun laws and America’s mental health system, though he didn’t name any specific provisions in the interview.

“I’m trying to push for common sense gun reform and mental illness reform so we can make sure that these individuals that have a criminal background that are mentally unstable and have a history of domestic violence are no longer able to get a gun,” he said.

“I don’t understand what’s so hard to understand about this. We simply want to save lives and democracy, please stand with us,” Hogg said.

Hundreds of thousands of people in all 50 states held marches on Saturday against gun violence, including the more than 800,000 who organizers estimate attended the march in Washington, D.C. Hogg and his classmates from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of a February mass shooting that killed 17, addressed the crowd in Washington.

During his remarks, Hogg specifically targeted Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R), Hogg’s home-state senator and a top recipient of National Rifle Association campaign contributions.

“I’m going to start off by putting this price tag right here as a reminder for you guys to know how much Marco Rubio took for every student’s life in Florida,” Hogg said in his speech.

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