Wounded Army vet to David Hogg: ‘It’s not a gun problem’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 4, 2018

A U.S. Army veteran who was wounded in Iraq in 2007 had some advice for Parkland high school student and gun control activist David Hogg.

David Hogg, left, and Derek Weida. / Facebook

In a March 30 Facebook post that went viral, Derek Weida wrote: “The people you’re arguing against… It’s not even about the gun. It’s about the freedom and the right… And you can’t win an argument against that, nor should you (In most cases).”

The 29-year-old Weida, who was shot and lost a leg while serving in Iraq, wrote: “Now… Guns. Here’s my two cents: It’s not a gun problem, not a people problem, it’s a culture thing. Thing… Not problem. America loves guns. Accept that just like I had to accept that America loves God. Don’t ever be so quick to tell a whoooole lot of people how to live.”

“My getting shot didn’t make me a professional on war, international relations, house raids (obviously ), or guns,” Weida wrote. “… So, I empathize with you and your peers because whereas I signed up to be shot at, none of you did. (Not exactly sure you actually got shot AT but that’s not the point here).”

Signing off, Weida said to Hogg:

“I guess I just want to say don’t be so quick to talk. Don’t be so quick to think YOU are somehow the ONE person who has things figured out. You want to make a change? Cool!! But… Try to be less of a c–t about it.”

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