You’ve heard of David Hogg. But the right has claimed another Parkland student as its own.

Before the shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, and before the March for Our Lives and Friday’s planned National School Walkout , Kyle Kashuv, a 16-year-old junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, spent a lot of his time taking Advanced Placement classes and playing video games in his spare time (his favorite is Fortnite ). But since February 14, Kashuv has been too busy for video games. He’s visited Washington, met President Trump and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas , and made multiple appearances on Fox News. In the weeks after the shooting, Kashuv has emerged within conservative media as a “ professional and respectful ” alternative to Parkland students like David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, who’ve become something of celebrity faces in the anti-gun movement. Kashuv has never touched a gun, he told me, but said, “I am super conservative on the Second Amendment because I […]

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