Ted, Ted, Ted you might want to explain yourself on linking the nation of Israel to Marxist gun control Statists. Folks who fight like Hell, like me, and Bob Owens, for gun rights are a tad confused Ted
Aging rock star and NRA Board member Ted Nugent made a controversial Facebook post yesterday which has drawn bipartisan condemnation from both left and right-leaning Jewish groups, and what appears to be a broad-based coalition of gun owners as well.
Here’s Nugent’s post.
The rhetoric was vintage Nugent, which was more than enough to get the anti-gun left in a furor, but Nugent created real anger among many gun rights supporters as well for his choice of images.
Nugent used a photo of a number of Jewish gun control supporters, where each individual photo was overlaid with an Israeli flag, with anti-Israeli or anti-Jewish conspiracy claims posted with some of the photos.
The photo of Michael Bloomberg refers to him as the Mayor of “Jew York City” and claimed he was an “Israeli agent.”
The photo of Frank Lautenberg says that he “Gave Russian Jew immigrants your tax money.”
Barabara Boxer is described as a “globalist political agent.”
The image even blasted Rahm Emmanuel for serving in the Israeli Army during the Gulf War—one of the few honorable things we’ve seen from the man who coined the phrase “never let a crisis go to waste”—as if to hint that he, too, was part of some global Jewish conspiracy.
The image was not created by Nugent, but it pop-ups most regularly on anti-Semitic and white nationalist conspiracy sites, and is meant to dishonestly convey the idea that gun control is a Jewish or Israeli plot against the U. S. Constitution.
Anyone vaguely knowledgeable about gun control knows that the biggest gun control supporters in the United States are elderly white liberal nominal Protestants (Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, your average Moms Demand, Everytown, Brady Campaign, CSGV supporter, etc ) and inner city minorities and their elected representatives who are on the receiving end of the criminal use of violence.
Anyone familiar with gun rights should also know that some of our most vocal and successful gun rights advocates, such as Alan Gottlieb at the Second Amendment Foundation, are Jewish, as are a significant number of gun writers, editors, and photographers. This anti-Semitic meme selectively ignores that reality entirely to push a repulsive and false idea.
Nugent could have had the good sense to recognize that he “stepped in it” when many even-tempered pro-gun folks took issue with his image selection. Rational adults admit when they’ve screwed up, they apologize, and life goes on.
But Nugent didn’t apologize. He instead doubled-down and compared some of his Jewish critics to Nazis, while ignoring the valid criticism of a clearly bigoted photo.
Come on Ted, tell me you are better than this blatant stupidity! Tell me you are not Ted because frankly, I am getting a tad tired of idiocy from folks who ought to know better, and you are not an idiot right Ted? See Ted, I am as pro gun, pro Second Amendment as they come. I am also as pro-Israel as they come Ted, and your post, makes me think you are kind of dumping on Israel Ted. And frankly some of the filth siding with you, like David Duke, who has palled around with Iranian leaders, has applauded your post Ted. So again Ted, PLEASE tell me this is not who you are!