Incendiary Image of the Day: Ted Nugent’s Anti-Semitic Facebook Post Edition UPDATED: Ted Nugent Responds to Outcry At the Bottom of the Post

(courtesy Facebook)

Motor City Mad Man and NRA Board Member Ted Nugent didn’t create the “So who is really behind gun control?” photo meme above. But he did re-post it on his Facebook page and added this commentary [upper right in image above] . . .

Know these punks. They hate freedom, they hate good over evil, they would deny us the basic human right to self defense & to KEEP & BEAR ARMS while many of them have tax paid hired ARMED security! Know them well. Tell every1 you know how evil they are. Let us raise maximum hell to shut them down!

Nugent’s caught merry hell for his post, condemned as anti-semitic by both the mainstream media and Jewish organizations. And rightfully so. Let’s start with this . . .

The image reposted by Ted Nugent above is not inaccurate per se. All of the individuals identified are gun control advocates, men and women who seek to degrade and destroy Americans’ gun rights in the name of public safety. They should all be exposed and opposed. But they are not the only powerful gun control advocates. There’s an entire host of influential non-Jews who support civilian disarmament.

Specifically, President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Americans for Responsible Solutions’ Mark Kelly, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s Shannon Watts and more. Not to mention hundreds of anti-gun rights non-Jewish celebrities, [virtually all] Democrat politicians and multitudinous members of the mainstream media.

Now you could say that the photo gallery of Jewish gun control advocates shows some of, if not the most powerful proponents of civilian disarmament. I wouldn’t argue the point. But I would say that grouping them together based on their Jewish affiliation is at the very least borderline anti-semitic. The caption — suggesting an exclusively Jewish-led conspiracy against Americans’ gun rights — pushes the image over the line into full-on religious hatred.

Mr. Nugent’s remarks take it to the next, deeply disgusting level.

By stating these Jews “hate good over evil” Nugent is channeling anti-semitic propaganda that portrays Jews as “the other.” Whatever else you can say about these Jewish gun control advocates, they are motoring down the road to hell on a highway paved with good intentions. Even the most statist amongst them believe in “good” over “evil.” That doesn’t excuse their actions, but they aren’t “special” in their misguided belief.

Nugent’s Facebook post singles out these pro-gun control Jews as un-American (note the Israeli flag over the images) and “un-Christian” [my interpretation]. He instructs his followers to “Tell every1 you know how evil they are. Let us raise maximum hell to shut them down!”

Given Mr. Nugent’s history of calling for the execution of gun control advocates, given the history of deadly anti-semitism in America (and beyond), Mr. Nugent’s thinly veiled call for violent action against Jewish gun control advocates is beyond reprehensible. It also gives aid and comfort to the forces of civilian disarmament, allowing them to portray gun owners as bigots.

Mr. Nugent should remove this post and “clarify” his statement. The NRA should distance itself from Mr. Nugent. They should revoke his membership and remove him from their Board. One more thing . . .

I’m the founder, publisher and majority owner of The Truth About Guns. Dan Zimmerman is TTAG’s managing editor and a minority shareholder. Jeremy S. is one of our primary staff writers. All three of us are Jewish.

Our belief in — and hard work for — gun rights is rooted in our heritage and our recent collective past, which saw the systematic extermination of millions of defenseless Jews. “Never again” means never again will we be defenseless against our enemies. Never again will we be disarmed.

Like all of TTAG’s staff, Dan, Jeremy and I aren’t just fighting for our right to keep and bear arms. We’re fighting for all Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms — regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

That is all.

UPDATE: Ted Nugent posted this reply to the [recent] public outcry on his Facebook page:

Just when you hope that mankind couldnt possibly get any dumber or more dishonest, superFreaks rise to the occasion. What sort of racist prejudiced POS could possibly not know that Jews for guncontrol are nazis in disguise? “NEVER AGAIN!” Anyone? Anyone?? RUFKM! The founder of Jews For the Preservation of Firearms Ownership called me his 2nd Amendment/Freedom hero. The NEVER AGAIN battlecry was universally embraced by all good people who will make sure another Holocaust never happens again. Freaks have plummeted to whole new low. Plummet on punks. Plummet on. Meanwhile I adjust my yamika at my barmitzva playing my kosher guitar. My dad killed nazis & saved Jews in WWII. Eat me.

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