Musician and NRA board member Ted Nugent likened Democrats, members of the media and others to “rabid coyotes” on Friday and suggested people should not wait to “get” their guns and “shoot” them on sight.
Nugent, a major proponent of gun rights and the Second Amendment, applied the same comparison to Hollywood and RINOS – the common acronym standing for Republicans in name only – during an interview on InfoWars’ The Alex Jones Show.
“Don’t ask why. Just know that evil, dishonesty, and scam artists have always been around and that right now they’re liberal, they’re Democrat, they’re RINOs, they’re Hollywood, they’re fake news, they’re media, they’re academia, and they’re half of our government, at least,” Nugent said according to conservative media watchdog Media Matters.
Nugent continued: “So come to that realization. There are rabid coyotes running around. You don’t wait till you see one to go get your gun. Keep your gun handy, and every time you see one, you shoot one.”
Nugent made headlines last week for his comments directed at the widely known students advocating for stronger gun control legislation in the wake of February’s mass shooting at their high school in Parkland, Florida.
He said during a radio interview on March 31 that the students had “no soul” and also defended responsible gun owners who he believes are being attacked by those calling for more gun restrictions.
“The lies from these poor, mushy-brained children who have been fed lies and parrot lies,” Nugent said. “I really feel sorry for them. It’s not only ignorant, dangerous and stupid — it’s soulless. To attack the good, law-abiding families of America when well-known, predictable murderers commit these horrors is deep in the category of soulless.”
The students like 17-year-old David Hogg said Nugent should he apologize for the comments, but Nugent refused.
Nicknamed the “Motor City Mad Man” when he was atop the rock and roll world, the 69-year-old Nugent was considering a run for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Michigan during this year’s midterm elections, according to media reports last year.