Kevin Sabo, a lawyer currently working for the United States Department of the Interior (DoI) in the Bureau of Reclamation, joined a list of conservative figures taking exception to recent gun control efforts by teenage survivors of gun violence.
Like many other gun advocates, Sabo’s initial comment, made publicly on his Facebook account, attacked David Hogg. 17 year old Hogg is a favored target of many of the adults attacking the survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
On February 14, a gunman entered the school in Parkland, Florida, and murdered 17 people. Since then, the students of the Parkland school have organized walk-outs, marches, and boycotts to try to enact gun control legislation.
On March 24, the day of the March for Our Lives international protest against gun violence, Kevin Sabo, acting Chief of Congressional Affairs for DoI, shared a post from Ben Shapiro that featured a Daily Wire link.
The image with the article shows 17 year old Hogg raising his fist in the air after a speech at the Washington D.C. March for Our Lives event.
“Is this child giving a nazi salute? What the hell is the left doing to these kids?” Sabo captioned the post.
Sabo has a history of posting controversial content and of criminal activity.
In 2000, Sabo was disbarred in Washington D.C. and sentenced to 18 months in prison, serving 12, after his conviction for “attempting to maliciously wound” his ex-girlfriend. Sabo cut the brakes on her car causing her to crash. Despite Sabo’s efforts, the woman was uninjured.
In 2009 Sabo was charged with “larceny by false pretenses” involving a dispute at Home Depot. Sabo did 75 hours of community service to avoid a trial and another conviction. Sabo regained his license to practice law in 2012.