Actions have consequences, some of them unintended. The uber-left's favorite little gun control activist, David Hogg, learned this the hard way Friday. Drunk with perceived power and possibly experiencing withdrawal after his camera time dipped in the last few weeks, Camera Hogg's latest plan was to extort a million dollars from the Florida-based grocery chain Publix Super Markets.

The boy wonder targeted Publix as an “NRA sellout” for the donations the company made to outspoken pro-gun Adam Putnam, Florida's Agriculture Commissioner who's running for governor of the Sunshine State. Hogg also demanded a pledge from Publix not to contribute to any NRA A-rated candidates in the future. In the end, he got neither. Instead, Publix suspended donations to all political organizations. Florida Today, part of USA Today's network, had this to say:

Publix bags all political donations in wake of protest David Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a mass shooting took place in February, called on Publix Super Markets to give $1 million to the school's victim fund.

While Publix is not doing that at this point, the grocery store chain did decide Friday afternoon to suspend all political donations in the wake of a protest. …

Publix, one of Florida's most beloved companies and its largest private employer, operates 20 stores in Brevard County. In a posting on Twitter, Hogg wrote: “I call on @Publix to donate double the money they gave to Putman [sic] to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, $1,000,000. And never support an A rated NRA politician again.”

Publix makes donations to variety charitable organizations and causes. Included among them is the YWCA, a member of the extremist Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Additionally, Planned Parenthood and the Susan G. Komen Foundation have also had their donations suspended. That didn't sit well with the America's left.


Hogg took to Twitter to express his outrage that everyday people would literally walk all over his group, ignoring his grandstanding.


Sorry, David. Americans see your juvenile histrionics for what they are and we choose to go on living our lives. What's more, Americans know that good guys need more than good intentions and harsh language to stop evil. The massacre at Hogg's high school in Parkland proves that gun-free zones don't save lives. It takes good guys with guns to stop evil. The kind who don't wait outside while innocents are being murdered. Perhaps Hogg should direct some of his famous outrage where it belongs, in the direction of the feckless, corrupt Broward County Sheriff.  

4 thoughts on “UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: Hogg’s Publix Supermarket Stunt Backfires”
  1. I think a strategectly placed boot on the (reproductive parts) of anyone laying on the floor would have had a great impact on their decision to remain in that location.  Of course a little spilled milk or something sticky would have maybe got them to open their eyes and see that not everyone is sympathetic for their methods of getting attention for their cause.  

    I appalud Publix for taking a stand that says "Stay out of our management's business.  We support OUR causes, not YOUR causes."    

  2. I may be wrong, but last I knew, demanding that someone not support their own beliefs could be classified as a 1st ammendment violation. So he doesn't support it. But wait, he was using it to make the demands, so he must. Seems to me that the left is just insanely confused. I mean, yeah. If every single gun in the entire world we suddenly destroyed and everyone that knew how to make them killed, it might be a while before the next gun related death. But the fact is they do exist, which means we need to find a way to work with that fact. Obviously having antigun laws doesn't prevent criminals from shooting people with guns. 



    Additionally, it seems that by taking up space in the store and demanding to be paid seems a bit like ransom. Which means he held the store hostage (peaceful or not). Which could be another crime in and of itself, depending on how a prosecutor wanted to spin it. 


    Over all, seems like typical leftist bullshit. "Let's commit 1,000 crimes to end this one crime."

  3. With such foolish antics, had I been there I am sure I would have tripped over one of the protesters and spilled a dozen eggs all over Hogg.

    And Nathen, even if all guns disappeared, give me half an hour and a trip to the hardware store and any competent crook could manufacture a deadly effective Zip gun.

  4. Looks to me like 2 year olds having a temper tantrum in the middle of the kitchen or living room.

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