NRA Board Member Ted Nugent Defends Laura Ingraham, Continues Tirade Against Parkland Shooting Survivors

Lifelong gun enthusiast and rockstar Ted Nugent has some choice words for the Parkland shooting survivors. He reckons they're all brainwashed.

Won't Somebody Think Of The Children

Nugent took particular aim at David Hogg, the outspoken young student and gun control activist who's come to the fore alongside his peers, including Emma Gonzalez.

Nugent reckons the Parkland advocates are brainwashed and that Hogg, in particular, probably can't be fixed.

The rocker and NRA board member also thinks the students don't know anything about guns in the first place because they're not very educated.

"[They] wouldn't know an AR-15 from a pterodactyl," he reasoned.

Nugent made these comments on Monday's episode of the "Curtis and Cosby" show on New York's WABC Radio. The NRA member shows no signs of stopping his tirade against the Parkland survivors.

Just a few days ago on the conservative and nationally syndicated Joe Pags Show, he claimed that the Parkland kids have mushy brains and no souls.

The students argued that the NRA activist hasn't seen the tears they've shed, and demanded an apology from Nugent.

Laura Is Great, She's Terrific

The rocker also defended Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who came under fire for mocking Hogg online. As a result, she lost a host of advertisers and even if she apologized, the damage was already done.

Ingraham is great, Nugent claims. Hogg, for his part, preached acceptance and love on social media, instead of wasting time slinging mud at kids.

He and his peers have yet to respond on Twitter to Nugent's latest comments.

Standing Up And Being Counted

Hogg is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where his 19-year-old classmate gunned down 17 people with an AR-15 back in February.

Since the tragedy, he and fellow survivors have loudly protested for gun control, especially during the March For Our Lives rally.

During the said event, Gonzalez stood on stage for six minutes and 20 seconds, the exact amount of time it took for 17 pupils to be killed.

Hogg has been a huge target of Ingraham, Nugent, and their fellow conservative, right-wing, pro-gun affiliates. Ingraham even mocked him for some unsuccessful college applications.

Likewise, talk show host and former teacher Dom Giordano went on Lou Dobb's Fox News show in March to tear down the Parkland survivors.

"I have to say too, Lou, as an educator, there's a couple of these kids that are just rude in the way that they proceed here, as if they are bulletproof, so to speak," he said.

Picking On Kids

These seemingly coordinated attacks don't stop with right-wing pundits either. Earlier this week, controversial comedian Owen Benjamin tweeted several times about Hogg and how young he is.

Meanwhile, Republican Maine House candidate described Gonzalez as a skinhead lesbian.

Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, criticized those who are attacking kids online to push their agenda.

"Pundits who support the NRA's deadly agenda are so desperate to protect the status quo of gun violence in this country that no ad hominem attack is too low," she said.

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