David Hogg, a prominent gun control activist has sparked outrage on Twitter after he accused Republican senator Rick Scott of being ‘complicit’ in the mass shooting that took place in Louisville, Kentucky, killing 5 people and injuring many more on Monday.

Scott (R-FL), tweeted on Tuesday about how he had lost a friend in the shooting. “My friend Tommy Elliott was killed today in Louisville. He was my banker for many years. This news is very shocking and sad for Ann and me. He did so much in the Louisville community, and we pray for his family during this awful time,” he wrote.

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To this tweet, Hogg wrote, “Must be tough knowing you’re complicit,” seeming to point to the political stance historically taken by the GOP on gun rights and the Second Amendment and refusing to ban assault weapons despite Democrats lobbying for the same.

Scott’s response attracted a number of reactions on Twitter, mostly with people calling him insensitive to Scott’s loss. Here are a few reactions:

Who is David Hogg?

David Hogg is a gun control activist and the founder of the organization called March For Our Lives. He was born on April 12, 2000. His father is Kevin Hogg, a former FBI agent. He is a survivor of the shooting that took place in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

He rose to prominence after Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018 when the entire nation erupted in protests against gun violence protests. He co-led several high-profile protests, marches, and boycotts. This included the boycott of The Ingraham Angle.

Despite being to several universities, Hogg decided to take a year off before starting college to work on the 2018 mid-term elections. In December 2018, he announced that he had been accepted by Harvard University and was slated to start in the fall of 2019.

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He has been a vocal critic of officials who take donations from the NRA. He joined the social media movement and student-led gun control advocacy group Never Again MSD. Hogg was featured on the cover of an April 2018 edition of Time magazine.

On February 10, 2021, March For Our Lives announced that Hogg would take a leave of absence “to take some time for himself to reflect and recommit to the mission.” 

Previously he has expressed a desire to become a member of the United States House of Representatives when he turns 25.