Ted Nugent likens Democrats to 'rabid coyotes' that should be shot on sight

Musician Ted Nugent compared Democrats to "rabid coyotes" in a Friday discussion on gun control with Infowars host Alex Jones, saying they should be shot on sight. 

Asked by Jones, a right-wing conspiracy theorist, about why liberals and the left want to ban firearms, Nugent said that "evil" and "dishonesty" are traits of liberals.

“Don’t ask why. Just know that evil, dishonesty, and scam artists have always been around and that right now they’re liberal, they’re Democrat, they’re [Republicans in name only], they’re Hollywood, they’re fake news, they’re media, they’re academia, and they’re half of our government, at least,” Nugent said according to Media Matters, a liberal watchdog group.

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"There are rabid coyotes running around, you don't wait till you see one to go get your gun, keep your gun handy," he added. "And every time you see one, you shoot one." 

Nugent is a hunting enthusiast and board member of the National Rifle Association, a gun rights advocacy group that has faced immense backlash following the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school in February. 

Nugent's remarks come after he previously called for a decrease in “hateful rhetoric” after the shooting of congressional Republicans during a baseball practice last year.