Rockstar and NRA board member Ted Nugent attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's arms control activists on Friday, and things went away a bit. Let's just say that he is passionately interested in gun rights.
Nugent, who is known as a conservative commentator, went to Newsmax's "The Joe Pags Show" with radio presenter Joe Pagliarulo about the recent wave of activism from the shoot for high school in Parkland, Florida, and the "Cat Scratch Fever" singer made it clear that he is not impressed by the student activists.
"The level of ignorance goes beyond stupidity," Nugent said about Parkland activists. When Pagliarulo showed him clips from students David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, who criticized the NRA's role in gun violence, Nugent went on to defend the NRA and attack weapons control advocates accusing the union.
"The National Rifle Association is a bunch of American families who have a voice to stand up for our God-given constitutionally guaranteed right to hold and carry weapons," argued Nugent. "We have no blood on our hands, no NRA members have ever been involved in any mass shootings."
Nugent aimed to direct the influence of the media on young people and railed against "spiritual suicide" which, like he says it is based on toxic discussions around gun rights
"The stupefaction of America manifests itself in the cultural deprivation of our academies, which have taught these children the lies, media that have pushed and encouraged and made them Children lie, "Nugent argued. "I really feel sorry for them, because it's not just ignorant and dangerously stupid, but it's soulless."
He continued to defend gunowners and suggest that mass shootings could be predicted and prevented by other means than gun control. I do not stop scolding the student activists by expressing their reluctance to work with others to moderate them To find a solution.
"Attacking the good, law-abiding families of America when known, predictable killers commit such horrors is deep in the soulless category," cried Nugent. "Those poor kids ̵
The Parkland student activists have been drawing the attention of the media for weeks after shooting in Florida, which claimed 17 lives, and they have repeated targeting media programs and politicians who support the NRA or are no match for their weapons control proposals. 02] Listen to Nugent's entire interview with Media Matters.