I’ve defended Ted Nugent in the past for his inflammatory remarks and rock-n-roll style rhetoric. He likes to, in his words, “raise hell,” you know, cause a stir, put people’s knickers in a knot. And I get that, I understand that from time to time the political correct dolts in the media, in the political arena, in government need a good ribbing. They need to be put on blast for their gun-grabbing propaganda, and Ted is often the perfect man for the job.
But recently, the Motor City madman made a mistake, in that while attempting to call out a bunch of anti-gunners he intentionally (or unintentionally, can’t say for sure) took a swipe at the Jewish people. On his Facebook page, he posted a photo of a dozen prominent gun-grabbers, each of whom was singled out for being Jewish, along with the caption, “So who is really behind gun control?”
The implication, whether Ted wants to acknowledge it or not, is that Jews are behind the movement to repeal the Second Amendment. I know I don’t have to say this, but that notion is utter and complete bullshit!
Quite rightly, the Anti-Defamation League chided uncle Ted for his propagation of this idiotic Internet meme.
“Ted Nugent has a long history of being an equal opportunity offender. But his latest share on Facebook, making the outrageous suggestion that Jews are behind gun control, is nothing short of conspiratorial anti-Semitism,” said ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt.
“Regardless of one’s views on gun control, this kind of scapegoating of an entire religious group is completely unacceptable and completely divorced from reality,” continued Greenblatt.
It is completely divorced from reality. There are as many, if not more, Jewish people who love, support and exercise the right to keep and bear arms.
Alan Gottlieb, for example, the executive vice president and founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. There is no one working harder for the 2A cause than Alan.
Gottlieb’s organization, and his lead attorney, Alan Gura (also Jewish) are chiefly responsible for the landmark Supreme Court rulings of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, which together overturned the D.C. ban on handguns and solidified the interpretation that one’s right to keep and bear arms is an individual right not dependent on militia service. Anti-sematic gun owners should ask themselves, what would the state of the Second Amendment be if it weren’t for Mr. Gura and Mr. Gottlieb?
Need another example? How about GunsAmerica contributor Alan Korwin? Yes, Korwin is Jewish. He is also a writer for the “Daily Caller,” the purveyor of the pro-gun website gunlaws.com, and the author of a dozen or so books on the Second Amendment. Korwin is a champion for gun rights! Shall we discount all his great work because he is Jewish?
My interview with Korwin from SHOT Show 2016:
I can go on and on but I’ll stop here at this last example. Paul Helinski, the owner, and founder of GunsAmerica. That’s right, the owner of our entire operation is Jewish.
I’ve been in this business for quite awhile and I’ve never met someone more dedicated to the preservation of the Second Amendment than Paul. GunsAmerica is his baby, and it is the place where, quite literally, America Buys and Sells Guns.
Since its inception in 1997 (Yes, GA was the first firearms retail website on the Internet) the whole mission of GunsAmerica is to ensure that those who wish to exercise their right to keep and bear arms have a safe place to buy and sell firearms. What’s more critical to our cause than that? We are the gun store for the nation, a place where independent buyers and sellers and FFLs can meet and conduct business responsibly. We take our job very seriously, and we never lose sight of what’s at stake — especially not Paul.
In fact, Paul shared his thoughts on why some within his tribe have gone astray on the gun rights.
“The reality is that there are a lot of Jews who have gotten suckered into the anti-gun thing, and they are all secular anti-religionists. G-dless fools who trust the ability of man to engineer his own utopia are just fools,” said Paul.
“Lenin called them useful idiots, and a lot of his supporters at the beginning of the Russian Revolution were indeed Jewish. Then Lenin and his comrade Stalin went on to forbid Jewish religious practice, at the penalty of death, or exile in Siberia,” he explained.
“Man cannot engineer utopia. Utopia can only be achieved through the revelation of G-d’s true King, Moshiach, and may we see that speedily in our days. Then we can beat swords into plowshares,” said Paul. “But until then, hang onto your guns, because some bad stuff is coming, soon.”
So, there. For every Bloomberg or Feinstein or Schumer or Emmanuel out there, there is a Gottlieb, a Gura, a Korwin, a Helinski. One should always be mindful of these Jewish warriors working mainly behind the scenes to protect our rights. Moreover, we should all spread the word and remind those out there who may be tempted to believe those ridiculous Internet memes.
As for Nugent, well, he tried to defend himself in a subsequent post on Facebook.
“Just when you hope that mankind couldnt possibly get any dumber or more dishonest, superFreaks rise to the occasion,” wrote the Nuge. “What sort of racist prejudiced POS could possibly not know that Jews for guncontrol are nazis in disguise?”
“’NEVER AGAIN!’ Anyone? Anyone?? RUFKM! The founder of Jews For the Preservation of Firearms Ownership called me his 2nd Amendment/Freedom hero,” continued Nugent. “The NEVER AGAIN battlecry was universally embraced by all good people who will make sure another Holocaust never happens again.”
“Freaks have plummeted to whole new low. Plummet on punks. Plummet on,” said Ted. “Meanwhile I adjust my yamika at my barmitzva playing my kosher guitar. My dad killed nazis & saved Jews in WWII. Eat me.”
I don’t really understand what Ted was trying to say. But I do know this, gun-grabbing is a disease that affects all races, religions, ethnicities, cultures, political parties, etc. It isn’t endemic to just one specific group. The only way to stop this contagion is via education. So, as I said before, make sure you’re doing your part to spread the gospel of guns and dispel dumb Internet myths.
EDIT TO ADD (Feb. 12, 5:17 EST): I just want to say that at the time of writing this almost 30,000 people have viewed this article. The comments you see below (almost 300), represent about 1 percent of the viewing audience. — S.H. Blannelberry