Ted Nugent blames Jews for gun control

Ted Nugent. Credit: Larry Philpot via Wikimedia Commons.

By Paul Miller/JNS.org

Taking to his Facebook page on Monday afternoon, legendary musician and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent posted an image of Jewish public figures under the tagline, “So who is really behind gun control?”

The post features a collage of Jews such as former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, civil rights attorney Alan Dershowitz, and both U.S. senators from California (Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer) with the Israel flag pictured in the lower left corner of each of the 12 images.

Nugent’s accompanying message reads, “ 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 every 1 you know how evil they are. Let us raise maximum hell to shut them down!”

Nugent’s remarks were condemned by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which pointed out that the image was not created by the Detroit native, but has appeared previously on anti-Semitic websites.

“It should go without saying that anti-Semitism has no place in the gun control debate. Nugent should be ashamed for promoting anti-Semitic content, and we hope that good people on both sides of the gun control debate will reject his tactics and his message,” ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt said in a statement.

Nugent has recently been called out for his “likes” on social media for posts blaming Israel for 9/11. He has also penned opinion articles advocating peace for Israel by eliminating the Jewish state’s enemies with “superior firepower.”

Nugent did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

Posted on February 9, 2016 .