Parkland survivor and now professional activist David Hogg is really angry at the now-debunked story of on the Pentagon and “promised citizenship to immigrants”:
The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served. Now it might help deport them.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) July 6, 2018
Keep in mind the reason these immigrants were discharged was because the Pentagon could not complete background checks on them. Or is the gun-control advocate now saying that we don’t need background checks to purchase military-style assault weapons? It’s all so confusing:
They are recruits, have yet to serve, that have not passed a background chekc.
David, do you want people handling guns without a background check? https://t.co/iw61UQZ8IK
— LauraIngallsWildest (@PollySpin) July 6, 2018
More on the debunking of the story here:
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) July 7, 2018
And here’s the part that gets into the difficulty of the background checks which Hogg doesn’t seem should be an issue:
All military applicants must undergo background checks. According to Air Force Maj. Carla Gleason, a Pentagon spokeswoman, roughly 1,100 are still waiting to begin basic training pending the completion of background investigations conducted by the National Background Investigations Bureau.
But these background checks are not uniform processes. For an 18-year-old enlisting straight out of high school in, say, Kentucky, the process can be fairly quick for logistical reasons, like the ease of contacting a recruit’s family, readily accessible information about past residences, relationships with dubious figures, and so on.
By contrast, the typical MAVNI recruit has a much more complex life story. Many hail from countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, where terror groups are highly active and poor government record-keeping can make it exceedingly difficult for investigators to determine whether the recruit poses a security threat.
'He's gone full Alyssa Milano'! Is there an exception to David Hogg's 'guns don't make us safer' rule? https://t.co/fxrl6oj2M8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 23, 2018
WHOOPS! Dems' hero David Hogg's FLAMING ignorance puts them in an AWKWARD position https://t.co/UUXBnriKmx
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 6, 2018
No one tell David Hogg, but Americans set a gun sales record in April https://t.co/69dTofYWLt
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 21, 2018