Well, it took him a few months. But now Parkland activists has figured out how to stop school shootings.
Students need to wear orange hats at graduation.
From USA Today:
In the wake of the Santa Fe High School mass shooting that killed eight teenage students and two teachers on Friday, Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg called on his Twitter followers to advocate for gun control during their graduation ceremonies.
With college and high school graduation season in full swing, Hogg invited people to spray paint their graduation caps orange to show “support of common sense gun laws,” via a tweet Saturday.
Hogg, 18, said he’d be painting his cap orange for graduation at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in February by a gunman armed with an AR-15-style rifle.
“Feel free … to join if you want,” he wrote, using the hashtag #OrangeCaps.
Oh, that’ll work.
Some were a bit skeptical that it would work.
“Sounds like a plan,” wrote a Twitter user with the handle @scrimshankpotus. “Orange hats will stop the madness.”
Others people said the push for gun control is futile and people should focus on bullying and drugs.
“Kids are weaker today. They also have no respect for the law and no respect for human life,” said a Twitter user with the handle @jpruli12, adding that the real issues aren’t guns, but rather “bullying … and mental health.”
“Vegas shooter also used assault weapons,” Rulison tweeted. “This kid used a shotgun and a revolver. Should those be banned as well?”
There are early reports that the shooter in Santa Fe felt bullied and according to the mother of one of the victims, he had targeted her daughter for rejecting him and embarrassing him in front of the class the week before.
The Santa Fe shooter also had explosive devices and had obtained his guns illegally by stealing them from his father.
No gun control proposal made by the Parkland activists like David Hogg would have stopped that shooting.
And orange hats aren’t going to do any more than Hollywood actors wearing ribbons did for women while allowing sexual abuse to go on for years.
But having more armed security might do something. As it was, having better security than the Parkland students had, with police willing to risk their lives and engage the shooter may have been the difference between 10 dead people and 17.
And that’s where the focus should be.