NRA takes heat for Ted Nugent’s comments

NRA takes heat for Ted Nugent’s comments

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is calling on the National Rifle Association (NRA) to remove Ted Nugent from its board after the rock star made what critics say are anti-Semitic remarks about gun control advocates.

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“It is sickening that the NRA continues to give this bigot a seat at the table among their leaders,” CSGV Executive Director Josh Horwitz said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The fact that Nugent is a featured player at virtually every national event the organization conducts also suggests that they not only condone his views, but also agree with them,” Horwitz added. "If they want to clarify that record, they had better remove him from their board of directors immediately.”

 

Know these punks. They hate freedom, they hate good over evil, they would deny us the basic human right to self defense ...

Posted by Ted Nugent on Monday, February 8, 2016

Nugent sparked controversy Monday with a series of Facebook posts that identified Jewish American leaders who support gun control — such as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerJuan Williams: The politics of impeachment Texas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again' MORE (D-N.Y.) — and called them “punks.”

He also posted a picture of Nazis rounding up Jewish people during the Holocaust.

The Anti-Defamation League called Nugent’s remarks anti-Semitic.

Nugent responded to the criticism by saying, “My dad killed Nazis & saved Jews in WWII.”

Nugent has also been criticized for perceived racist comments directed at President Obama and other African-Americans.