Ted Nugent Criticizes Never Again Activists, Calls Them “Uneducated”
Nugent said that high school senior David Hogg is “brainwashed” and that he and his friends “wouldn’t know an AR-15 from a pterodactyl.”
Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Nugent has written Tweets against the gun reform movement.
“Who could possibly be so naïve to think that evildoers would have changed their minds had there been no ARs,” he wrote in two Tweets on Feb. 21, just a week after the shooting.
Nugent also wrote that people must focus on “glaring warning signs” to save innocent lives, not “ubiquitous hardware.” Later, he said that new gun laws would be counterproductive, though he did not explain how.
Nugent condemned the movement on March 24, the date of the March For Our Lives.
“Shame on the adult scammers manipulating ignorant children for their counterproductive dangerous politics,” Nugent tweeted.
Shame on the adult scammers manipulating ignorant children for their counterproductive dangerous politics
— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) March 24, 2018
Hogg and his classmates have not responded to Nugent’s criticisms. Last week, after Fox News host Laura Ingraham tweeted about Hogg’s college rejections, he and his followers led several of her advertisers to drop her, including TripAdvisor and Rachel Ray Nutrish. Ingraham apologized after losing the sponsorships.