[See NewsBusters for more.] CNN Newsroom host Alisyn Camerota welcomed Parkland activist David Hogg on to the Monday show to discuss not only the need for gun control in response to gun violence over the weekend, but also gun purchases since the beginning of the year. For Hogg, people purchase guns because they are bigoted individuals who fear those who are different.
Camerota lamented, "And you've been trying to get our attention about this for the past three years and it's not only gun violence going up, it's also gun purchasing. So, in just the past year, in 2020 there were nearly 23 million guns sales across the United States, that’s up 65% over the year before and then in January, okay, after the insurrection at the Capital there were two million gun sales, and that’s up 75% compared to the January before that. So, what's that about to you?"