Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” gun control advocate David Hogg said he was working to “ban assault weapons” in his home state of Florida.
Discussing working with relatives of some of the 17 people killed at last years mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Hogg said, “Sometimes it does have to be state by state. Even at the state level, sometimes they don’t want to work with us. That’s why in Florida yesterday along with several family members of people that were lost in the shooting at my high school, we introduced a ballot initiative that we are working on getting right now to ban assault weapons in the state like the one that the shooter at my high school used so that no other person can get their hands on them.”
He added, “The truth of the matter is weapons like the AR-15 have an effective range of over 1500 meters. If you’re using the weapon within an effective range of over 1500 meters you are not defending yourself, you are you are hunting a human being. And I don’t think any civilian needs to have their hands on a military weapon like that.”