Gun activist David Hogg: Publix should donate $1 million to support shooting survivors

Gun activist David Hogg: Publix should donate $1 million to support shooting survivors

Buy Photo Wayne T. Price, FLORIDA TODAY David Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a mass shooting took place in February, has called on Publix Super Markets to give $1 million to the schools’ victim fund. And Hogg, the face of the current gun control movement, is calling for a 12-minute "die in" at 4 p.m. at all Publix stores to hone the message further. Hogg is targeting the Lakeland-headquartered Publix for its support of Adam Putnam, a Republican gubernatorial candidate and also an abashed supporter of the National Rifle Association. Seventeen people were killed at Marjory Stoneman when former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students and teachers. It has sparkeda fierce debate about guns, mental health and school security. It recently was disclosed that Publix, one of Florida’s most beloved companies and its largest private employer, had given $670,000 during the last three years to Putnam campaigns. Putnam currently is Florida’s agricultural secretary. Publix 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.” While Hogg has support in some quarters — including a group behind a Memorial Day weekend boycott effort of Publix — many passionate Publix supporters also have been vocal also, asking people to leave the grocer out of the debate. "I like Publix," said Diane Lanoie […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.