Students should boycott the Sunshine State for spring break until lawmakers pass sensible gun control legislation, a Florida teen who survived the Parkland school massacre urged Saturday.
In a tweet likely to send shivers down the spines of tourism officials from Miami to Jacksonville, Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS senior David Hogg called on young gun control advocates to take their kegs elsewhere.
“Let’s make a deal – DO NOT come to Florida for spring break unless gun legislation is passed,” he tweeted to his 213,000 followers. “These politicians won’t listen to us so maybe they’ll listen to the billion dollar tourism industry in FL.”
Hogg appeared on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” on Saturday and explained why he and so many of his classmates were posting on social media, even as confessed gunman Nikolas Cruz was shooting up their school.
“I wanted to make sure that even if our souls were left behind on that classroom floor, our voices would echo on to the halls of Congress,” he said.
“Because I didn’t know if we were going to make it out on the time, I didn’t know what was going to happen next. I just knew, if I did die, I wanted to die doing what I loved most and I wanted to die to tell the most important story of my life.”
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