A Chinese immigrant who endured life under communism stands up to anti-gun advocate David Hogg, declaring, “I will never surrender my guns.”

David Hogg, a prominent gun control activist, gained recognition after surviving the 2018 Stoneman High School shooting in Florida. Despite one’s stance on the Second Amendment, it is difficult to imagine the trauma of such an event.

Hogg recently attended a town hall event in New Hampshire where he advocated for stringent gun control measures. However, his views were challenged by a woman who had experienced life under Chinese communism and vehemently disagreed with his perspective on firearms.

Lily Tang Williams, a Chinese immigrant who endured the oppressive regime of Chairman Mao Zedong, expressed her concerns to Hogg at the town hall. She recounted the atrocities committed under communism and questioned whether the US government could guarantee against tyranny.

In response, Hogg admitted he could not guarantee that any government would not become tyrannical, prompting Williams to declare that she would never surrender her firearms. She urged Hogg to visit China to witness firsthand how gun control facilitates dictatorship.

China is known for its strict gun control policies, with the government implementing measures to prohibit citizens from owning or manufacturing weapons shortly after the Communist Party’s rise to power. The 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre further fueled the crackdown on gun ownership, reinforcing the regime’s control over dissenting voices.

Williams’ personal experience under the authoritarian rule of the CCP underscores the importance of respecting different perspectives on gun control. Hogg, as a vocal advocate for stricter measures, should take heed of Williams’ insights based on her firsthand encounters with oppression.

The exchange between Williams and Hogg illustrates the complexity of the gun control debate and the need to consider diverse viewpoints and experiences. As the conversation continues, it is essential to engage in constructive dialogue that respects the lived experiences of individuals like Lily Tang Williams.