Veteran Who Lost a Leg in Iraq Criticize Gun Activist David Hogg In A Viral Post

David Hogg is definitely not the favorite person among Americans at this moment. The only thing he is doing these days is picking a fight with those who have a different opinion than him.

On Friday, Derek Weida, a 29-year-old amputee veteran, who served as a paratrooper in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division when he was shot through the right knee during a nighttime house raid in Baghdad in 2007, posted a rant on Parkland survivor David Hogg to his Facebook page that is going viral.

Weida began his post by explaining that school shootings are horrible but that he has to watch what he says.

On his Facebook profile, Weida wrote:

“I’m Derek, I got shot on a house raid in Iraq. My getting shot didn’t make me a professional on war, international relations, house raids (obviously🤷🏻‍♀️), or guns. This horrible thing happened to me but I didn’t come home and protest the war… Even though I do kinda have these feelings that Iraq was errr… Questionable. 😂 But it ain’t my place. I did my part.

So, I empathize with you and your peers because whereas I signed up to be shot at, none of you did. (Not exactly sure you actually got shot AT but that’s not the point here).

Now… Guns. Here’s my two cents: It’s not a gun problem, not a people problem, it’s a culture thing. Thing… Not problem. America loves guns. Accept that just like I had to accept that America loves God. Don’t ever be so quick to tell a whoooole lot of people how to live.

F**king NOBODY wants school shootings, mass shootings, shootings of any kind where somebody ends up injured or dead. Nobody. But people want their guns. I’m actually kinda with the anti-gun folk. There’s no need BUT! I’ve learned that the way I live and the things I believe have nothing to do with how others want to live or what they want to believe. I’m a well regulated idealist. 🤗

The people you’re arguing against… It’s not even about the gun. It’s about the freedom and the right… And you can’t win an argument against that, nor should you (In most cases). The reality is humans gonna human and when humans human bad things happen sometimes but on the grand scale of things… Like 99.999% of people are good. Yes, let’s find ways to deter those .001% of people as best we can but they’re gonna accomplish their task regardless… Most likely.

I guess I just want to say don’t be so quick to talk. Don’t be so quick to think YOU are somehow the ONE person who has things figured out. You want to make a change? Cool!! But… Try to be less of a c**t about it.

Love and respect,


Silence from Hogg when someone speaks rationally to him. The narrative doesn’t fit in this one. No comment. This veteran is the voice of experience, common sense, personal commitment and personal sacrifice. David Hogg is invisible in his shadow.

I can’t imagine going through what he has gone through. His service to our nation and his heroism in the face of the unbelievable adversity he went through is admirable, but what is awe-inspiring is how he has come through and is dedicating his time to help other veterans.

Well done, good sir!

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Natalie Dagenhardt

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