WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association came under increasing pressure Tuesday to distance itself from longtime NRA board member Ted Nugent, after he posted photos of prominent Jewish Americans who he claimed were “really behind gun control.”
The photos are overlaid with Israeli flags and anti-Semitic labels. For instance, the image of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is captioned “Gave Russian Jew Immigrants your tax money,” while former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is tagged as “Jew York City mayor Mikey Bloomberg, Nanny State trouble maker and 9/11 Israeli agent.”
The post appeared on the aging rocker’s Facebook page on Monday.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the same hateful image has been circulating on anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi websites for some time. Nugent’s post and his accompanying rant are now drawing greater attention to it.
Ted Nugent posted;
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!
How far off the mark was Teddy? Not that far if someone bothered to consider the evidence otherwise just name-calling is too easy and very low on the scale of disagreement. The Pavlovian reaction to Anti-Semite has worn off now because the evidence is too strong to be just dismissed outright now. We are no longer afraid therefore; bring it.