Skip to comments.Gun Control Group Wants Ted Nugent Removed From NRA Board After Racist Comments
Posted on 07/24/2013 8:53:51 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
After Ted Nugent made comments about the Trayvon Martin case that were seen as racist, a gun control group is demanding his removal from the National Rifle Association's board of directors.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has launched a petition to "publicly repudiate Ted Nugent's racist rhetoric" and have him kicked off of the NRA's board of directors.
The "Cat Scratch Fever" rocker called Martin a "17-year-old dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe" in a column for conservative media website Rare. Nugent continued to say, "The only racism on that night was perpetrated by Trayvon Martin, and everybody knows it."
In a July 16 appearance on the conservative talk radio show "The Alex Jones Show," Nugent asserted that those most prejudiced against African-Americans were African-American themselves.
"There are black mobs across America that are guilty of the worst racism since the Klan," Nugent said. "The worst racism against blacks is documented and undeniable by blacks."
Nugent continued to say that black Americans are tricked into believing they're oppressed.
"The blacks have bought into this lie that somehow they're oppressed when the president is black, the attorney general is black, governors are black, senators are black, congressmen are black, mayors are black, Oprah Winfrey [and some of] the richest people in the world are black. It is a dirty lie," he said.
Currently, the group says the petition for his removal has about 1,300 signatures.
"These disgusting comments reveal that Nugent has moved to a new extreme of unapologetic, overt racism," coalition Executive Director Josh Horwitz said in a press release. "No credible organization should be associating with this kind of hater, let alone continuing to allow him to serve on its board."
Horwitz also stated if the NRA wants to continue to bill itself as the "oldest civil rights organization in the United States" then it needs to "walk the walk" and sever its ties with Nugent.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is, according to their website, a nonprofit organization seeking to "secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy."
The NRA and Nugent did not respond to Whispers' repeated requests for comment.
>> launched a petition
Bet Ted ‘n the NRA are hiding under their beds.
I thought they wanted to control guns.
Now they want to control speech?
“In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” - George Orwell
Screw the gun control group.
I am no fan of Ted but the NRA should tell these idiots to go and pound sand.
Funny how racists see racism in everyone else but themselves.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence....
Is this some kind of joke?
Tell these morons to shove it high up where the sun don’t shine.
Why, did Nugent say something that wasn’t true?
Maybe I missed it. What was it he said could be seen as racial hatred?
Gun control Nazis telling the NRA what to do. LOL! Good luck with that Nazis.
That’s one of the main reasons why they want control of the guns. Gun control is just the last big hurdle in the way of their ultimate goals.
GO TED!!! Let the commie bastards have it!
Did he lie? Where?
He forgot “Homophobe”.
Well, according to his 19 Year Old High School Junior Girlfriend anyway.
He forgot Homophobe.
Well, according to TRAYVON’S 19 Year Old High School Junior Girlfriend anyway
the media says everything any non-democrat says or does is racist now
it’s to control our minds
guess ted’s living in their heads rent free.
what’s worse for them is ted is there because he told the truth, and they know he did.
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