After the unbelievable tragedy at the high school in Parkland, Florida, many students have been in the limelight. They have gained a kind of quasi-celebrity status and seemingly all have one thing in common: they're against the Second Amendment. They even created an anti-gun organization with the help of Rep. Debbie Wassermann Schultz, a teacher’s union, Michael Bloomberg’s groups, Women’s March, MoveOn.org, and Planned Parenthood.
One student in particular, David Hogg, says he hung up on the White House when they called because he was so offended they would intrude upon his mourning. Why couldn't President Trump talk to him on CNN, Hogg wondered aloud on HBO'S Real Time with Bill Maher. Yes, Hogg had time for both of those things, and countless other media appearances, during his mourning period, but not to speak to the White House. Is that a person who wants to effect change?
Meanwhile, conservative survivor Kyle Kashuv, a supporter of Second Amendment rights, has been virtually ignored. Townhall's Guy Benson asked him why he thought he wasn't getting the media attention of Hogg and others:
"I don't know," he told Benson. "Maybe because I don't use inflammatory language. I speak calmly and logically without much emotion. I don't necessarily make the very best headline."
He also supports the Constitutional right to bear arms, which isn't very popular in the media:
"I'm a very strong Second Amendment supporter and I will continue to be throughout this entire campaign." he said. "As of right now, my main goal is to meet with legislators and represent to them that there are big Second Amendment supporters in our community. Through this entire thing, my number one concern has been making sure that the rights of innocent Americans aren't infringed upon."
Kashuv doesn't seek the spotlight, but he wants his message to be heard:
"It's not even by my choosing, it's just come to that," he told Benson. "I feel somewhat obligated to do this because the other half of America needs to be heard. I'm doing this because I have to."
Is anybody surprised that such a well-spoken young man who supports Constitutional rights wasn't invited to the CNN Townhall and hasn't been embraced by the mainstream media?