Army Ranger and Benghazi survivor Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a hero who saved over 20 lives during the September 11, 2012 embassy attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, smacked down David Hogg who once again blamed school shootings on gun ownership.
Paronto is not someone that Hogg wants to take on, especially when it comes to gun control, the man is a highly respected author and speaker as well as a former U.S. Army Ranger and CIA security contractor.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 27, 2018
Paronto responded with a tweet that showed Hogg in a vagina hat and allowed the former Army Ranger to correct the record:
I remember, it was before your generation started shooting up the schools David, even though we still had guns. Thank you for confirming..again…that it’s not the gun, it’s person, and in particular you & your peers millennial culture. @davidhogg111 #whenhoggsaysstupidshit #2A pic.twitter.com/NPf8Qsoqtt
— Kris Paronto (@KrisParonto) May 27, 2018
Others also responded to Hogg’s tweet.
Thanks Kris. I’m the generation before yours & though firearms were readily available there were NO school shootings. The cause will be found looking at what has changed since then. Morality. The family unit. Respect for human life. Pushing God out of schools & public square.
— Fred Reitman (@FredReitman) May 27, 2018
— The Truth Must Be Taken (@watchthewalls) May 28, 2018
Back when schools across America had gun clubs and shooting teams, we didn't have mass school shootings.
— J.E. Dyer (@OptimisticCon) May 27, 2018
My generation class of 1979 had guns in the back window of our trucks at school because we went hunting before and after school. 0 school shootings.
— John Kiss (@JohnKis91386127) May 28, 2018
The Daily Wire reports that Paronto “was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the attack in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, helping to save nearly two dozen lives during the siege for over 13 hours.”