David Hogg, survivor of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida and founder of the March For Our Lives Movement, speaks during the ‘March for Our Lives’, one of a series of nationwide protests against gun violence, in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 11, 2022.
- March for Our Lives founder David Hogg confronted Rep. Andy Biggs over his rhetoric on gun ownership.
- The Parkland shooting survivor spoke out at a House Judiciary meeting on gun control Wednesday.
- Biggs said Americans need guns to defend themselves against an “invasion of the southern border.”
Parkland survivor David Hogg was thrown out of a House gun control meeting on Wednesday after he accused GOP Rep. Andy Biggs of parroting the same rhetoric employed by gunmen in mass shootings.
The House Judiciary Committee gathered on Wednesday to discuss gun control policies, including the 2021 Assault Weapons Ban and the Equal Access for Victims of Gun Violence Act.
During the meeting, Biggs, a Republican from Arizona, claimed Americans, specifically residents of his state, need assault weapons to protect themselves against an “invasion” of undocumented migrants, whom the conservative lawmaker said posed “a danger or threat.”
“The reality is it is an invasion of our southern border,” Biggs said.
Biggs’ remarks prompted Hogg to rise from his seat in the gallery and yell: “You’re reiterating the points of mass shooters in your manifesto!”
“The shooter at my high school: antisemitic, anti-Black, and racist. The shooter in El Paso described it as an invasion,” the gun control activist shouted at Biggs during the meeting, referring to a 2019 shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.
“Guess what? Those guns are coming from the United States of America. They aren’t coming from Mexico,” he added as security escorted him from the committee room. “You are reiterating the points of a mass shooter, sir. You are perpetuating violence.”
A spokesperson for Biggs did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.