Five years after surviving a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, David Hogg said he felt guilty after a mass shooting in May 2022 at a school in Uvalde, Texas.
He told “CBS Sunday Morning” reporter Rita Braver that he felt guilty because nothing had changed. The interview will be shown on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ on Sunday, February 12.
On February 14, 2018, a 19-year-old man with a gun went into a school in Parkland, Florida, and killed 17 people and hurt 17 others.
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After what happened, Hogg and a group of other students got together to call for stricter gun laws. Because of what they did, the age to buy a gun in Florida has been raised to 21.
The students also started the group March For Our Lives, whose Board of Directors includes Hogg. But even though they worked hard, mass shootings are still happening five years later.
When asked how he felt about the Uvalde shooting, Hogg told Braver –
“It’s a lot of guilt.”
“We came out and we literally said, ‘Never again.’ Right, obviously, that didn’t work. Unfortunately.”
You can check out a preview in the video player down below –
THIS SUNDAY: “It’s a lot of guilt.”
Five years after surviving a mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, David Hogg says he felt guilt after the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting. Guilt, he tells, Rita Braver that nothing has changed. pic.twitter.com/TRNZ8yVcFl
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) February 10, 2023
As the fifth anniversary of the shooting approaches, Hogg talks about his life in a wide-ranging interview. He talks about death threats he’s gotten from people who support gun rights, his life as a student at Harvard, his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, and the work he and his fellow survivors have done to stop the violence.
Hogg said –
“Yes, it’s incredibly inspiring that we stood up.”
“But young people having to stand up and not die in their classrooms is not a good sign. It’s as good as a sign as a canary passing out in the coal mine is for our democracy.”
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