David Hogg Sends 'Thoughts and Prayers' to NRA After Maria Butina Pleads Guilty

A Parkland school shooting survivor offered his 'thoughts and prayers to the National Rifle Association following a guilty plea from a Russia woman who used connections with the organization to advance her actions as an unregistered foreign agent.

David Hogg, who survived the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, tweeted the 'thoughts and prayers' message on Thursday afternoon. The phrase is commonly employed by politicians and other organizations following a tragedy or natural disaster, including many Republican lawmakers following the shooting.

Thoughts and prayers to the NRAs PR team pic.twitter.com/jC7ckgYnRN

— David Hogg 📢 (@davidhogg111) December 13, 2018

Since the shooting, which killed 17 people, Hogg and his fellow students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas have become outspoken proponents of gun control. Several of the students, including Hogg, were accused of being crisis actors that never attended the school and weren't present during the shooting.

Hogg also received death threats due to his outspokenness and frequent media appearances advocating for gun control following the shooting.

However, threats and conspiracy theories have not kept Hogg from speaking out, the student remains active on Twitter, speaking out against the NRA, and in pushing for gun control laws.

It’s official: The Russian government used the NRA to conspire against the American people. https://t.co/cNK3krR2C2

— David Hogg 📢 (@davidhogg111) December 13, 2018

We will systematically dismantle the NRA with the thing they fear most, facts.

— David Hogg 📢 (@davidhogg111) December 11, 2018

The NRA is a Russian funded terrorist organization who’s leadership has called on gun owners to shoot Americans with different political beliefs.


— David Hogg 📢 (@davidhogg111) December 11, 2018

Butina pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday after initially denying the charges against her, including attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election by becoming part of various political organizations, the NRA among them.

NRA spokesman Dana Loesch is a frequent Twitter target for Hogg, who often retweets her or statements from the NRA.

Care to comment on the NRA conspiring against American people with Russia? @DLoesch

I for one can't wait to see LEOs raid your HQ 🇺🇸😊 https://t.co/7sNvM5kBp0

— David Hogg 📢 (@davidhogg111) December 10, 2018

However, the NRA has yet to release a public statement on Butina since her arrest. Butina could serve up to five years in prison and pay up to a $250,000 fine.