(Conservative Tribune) – The Kyle Kashuv-David Hogg Twitter war keeps on going, and Kashuv keeps on running up the score.
For the very few Americans who might still be unfamiliar with the two, Hogg and Kashuv both survived the Parkland shooting. Hogg went on to become the young voice of gun control, Kashuv a nationally known Second Amendment defender who believes security and and preparedness are the best way to defend against mass shootings.
When we recently saw the two facing off on Twitter, Hogg had tweeted something about how fighting bad guys with guns with good guys with guns is like fighting wildfires with more fires — it doesn’t work. Kashuv pointed out that controlled burns are actually one of the best ways to stop wildfires. Point and match.
The latest face-off has to do with Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general the National Rifle Association just endorsed for another term.
I’m proud to have earned the support from the 5 million members of the @NRA, our country’s staunchest defender of our 2nd Amendment rights. I will continue to defend Texan’s gun rights and the freedom to protect their families. pic.twitter.com/m1HRoeGYaP
— Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) September 7, 2018
This was Hogg’s reply:
[email protected] why are you endorsing a felon? https://t.co/LZ62GUUavE
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) September 9, 2018
Now, it’s worth pointing out one thing here that Hogg’s lawyers probably should have alerted him to: Paxton isn’t a felon. He’s been charged in a securities case that dates back to 2015 and has been delayed multiple times. He’s also beaten two similar cases in the past, according to the Dallas Morning News.
The likelihood Hogg faces a lawsuit from Paxton is probably minimal (governors have other things to do with their time.) But Kashuv nailed Hogg for the tweet in a way that might be even worse than being sued.
He made Hogg look like an idiot.
Why did you have one who has history of illegal possession of a firearm preform at your gun control march?
Vic Mensa Arrested on Felony Weapons Charge https://t.co/7JBUPyxLiw https://t.co/VM4F1KygpH
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) September 9, 2018
Yes, Vic Mensa — the rapper who performed at the “March for Our Lives” anti-gun demonstration in Washington in March — has a previous conviction for a firearms offense in 2017.
According to USA Today, the rapper was pulled over by police after running a stop sign in Beverly Hills, California.
“Police found a loaded firearm in the car. Although Mensa had a license to carry in another state, the permit was not valid in California. After his arrest, Mensa was released on $35,000 bail.
Mensa — full name Victor Kwesi Mensah — pled guilty in July of 2017 and received two years probation.
If only he’d supported concealed carry reciprocity instead of performing at hypocritical gun control rallies, perhaps none of this would have ever happened. But I digress.
As for Hogg and Kashuv, it seems like Kashuv knows where to look when it comes to Hogg’s weaknesses.
I guess going to high school with a guy for a while will do that.
He knows that Hogg is full of bluster and that he makes not-infrequent mistakes, usually because he’s obviously sloppy and even more obviously likes attention. Vic Mensa got him that attention. Tweeting about Ken Paxton did, too.
Unfortunately, they worked at cross-purposes. As usual.