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Major Jewish Groups Denounce Antisemitic Gun Control Post by Ted Nugent, Right Before He Posts About the Holocaust

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Ted Nugent. The musician called Jews "evil" in a Facebook post and said they are to blame for gun control. Photo: Larry Philpot via Wikimedia Commons.

Ted Nugent. The musician called Jews “evil” in a Facebook post and said they are to blame for gun control. Photo: Larry Philpot via Wikimedia Commons.

Famed rocker and pro-gun activist Ted Nugent posted a meme on Facebook comparing gun control advocates to Nazis shortly after Jewish groups condemned another post on Monday which implied that Jews were behind gun control.

“Soulless sheep to slaughter. Not me,” the musician and NRA board member wrote over an image of Jewish prisoners walking past Nazi guards.

A day earlier, the Anti-Defamation League and Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned another post by Nugent, showing 12 Jewish-American politicians and activists stamped with the Israeli flag under the question, “So who is really behind gun control?” Among the politicians were Rahm Emmanuel, mayor of Chicago, a city that saw 2,987 shooting victims and 488 homicides in 2015, Senator Chuck Schumer (NY-D), Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and attorney and pro-Israel advocate Alan Dershowitz.

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt wrote a letter calling on Nugent to take the post down:

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 antisemitism. 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.

It should go without saying that antisemitism has no place in the gun control debate. Nugent should be ashamed for promoting anti-Semitic content, and we hope that good people on both sides of the gun control debate will reject his tactics and his message. We hope that Nugent will have the good sense to remove this share immediately so that it does not spread virally across the internet.

Nugent did not take the post down by Tuesday; his Holocaust post was uploaded shortly after the first.

SWC Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper said Nugent “won’t be getting a free pass for his antisemitic bigotry.”

“There are Jews on both sides of the gun control controversy and Nugent knows it. He owes our community an apology. He can start by removing the offensive graphic and if  he won’t we urge Facebook to do it for him,” he said, according to a statement.

Nugent did, meanwhile shoot down one Holocaust denier who posted on his wall about the Holocaust, “Maybe it doesn’t make sense because it didn’t really happen?”

Nugent responded, “sure austin, it was just a movie. dips***.”


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  • Wm. J. Levy

    To hell with Ted Nugent, whoever the hell he is.

    Jews don’t like to talk about it but there would not have been a Holocaust if the German Jews had killed Hitler and his Nazis in the 1920’s instead of ignoring his threats and promises.

    600,0900 German Jews many of them with military experience from WW I instead of ignoring the threats and Mein Kampf could have changed history and saved themselves.

    Don’t like it? Neither do I but its the truth.

  • Dan

    Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, an organization in Wisconsin has something to say about the subject:
    Like · Reply · Just now

  • +1!

  • Mark

    I think that there are two issues here:
    1) Jewish German civilians (less than 1% of the population) with guns would not have been a match against the the police, the Nazis, the German population and the Wehrmacht and would certainly not have prevented the Holocaust. Anyone who claims otherwise does not understand the history of the Holocaust and the gradual and progressive nature of the oppression of the Jews over a period of ten years. On November 9th, 1938, the Nazis destroyed almost every synagogue, killed hundreds of Jews, destroyed thousands of businesses and arrested thirty thousand. The government then fined the Jewish community the equivalent of 5 billion dollars. And all of this was in response to one Jew shooting one German.
    2) Not all liberals are Jewish and not all Jews are opponents of gun-rights for law-abiding citizens. To imply otherwise is bigoted.

    • Jerome Liner

      Granted not all Liberals are Jewish, but lets face it most Jews are Liberal. Even today I see many Jews defending and excusing Obama’s despicable treatment of Israel. Facts are irrelevant; their minds are made up. Whatever the Liberal mantra of the day is, I see these Jews parrot back, including gun control.

    • SkyMan

      This is exactly what I would expect an effeminate jew to say. In other words not a single jew among all of those german jews had a gun not a single one of them stood up and killed a few of those hooligans. Not a one because effeminates just like you have been the moral compass of jews instilling submission and tolerance against the worst violence and injustice. In the end those sheep were murdered en-mass. I am ashamed of this. Justification for extreme cowardice is no justification. The effeminated traditions of the meek jew got Am Israel nothing but slaughter and disrespect that in many ways exist till today. I am of the mind to revoke citizenship to any Israeli who would have your attitude. Time to grow up and return to who we are supposed to be, look at the
      Torah and see how we were when god was involved in our affairs. We were not wimps and socialists back then.

  • shneerzalman

    Rachel is 100% correct. US Jews have list their way, normalizing positions that just 20 years ago would have been seen as freakishly extreme.

  • Bloomberg is causing this backlash. He has no concept of self defense.

  • SkyMan

    Here again, a good friend of the Jewish people is lambasted by leftist socialist jewish groups (which is just about all of them). As an Israeli living in the USA since childhood I can only wonder if there is some sort of a genetic predisposition for self inflicted wounds among jews. It is a fact if the euro jews who were led to slaughter (and I lost family too by the way) were armed and a bit more manly they would have killed that Hitler at the first instance he started coming after them. Instead they always cry Gevalt and hide under the bed. Another possibility is the usurpation of jewish males by jewish women in just about all social aspects of life outside of core temple rituals. women by and large almost never think things through and they always act as though they are the mothers of the world. First they are not the mothers of the world because the world really does not want them as it’s mothers; most people have their own mothers and they don’t need some jewish women tell them if ice cream or guns are good for them. They only engender loathing acting as though they know better. I would suggest that especially in the Reform movement they get of their high horse and respect their neighbors. More to the point Americans love their 2nd amendment rights as it is their personal guarantor of liberty. Again one wonders what is this leftist jewish problem, I know plenty of jews myself included that are staunch supporters of second amendment rights, and an assault on it is pretty much an assault on american liberty.

  • Paul

    Hard to decide which is worse – his dumbness or his insensitivity.
    Is he living under a Nazi regime ?
    Are the victims of the uncurbed sale of weapons to just ANYONE soulless sheep ?
    Why SOULLESS ? Do the freak murderers have souls because they have guns ? Does he think those Jewish victims lacked a soul because they were too helpless to try fight back?
    Perhaps the guns should be kept away from those with a Nazi mind? Or from terribly stupid folks like Nugent ?
    If he really knows what he is talking about – does he regard the Jews in Israel as soulless sheep, who don’t defend themselves ?
    He should stick to making music, not stupid, offensive comments which appear to go WAY over his IQ.

  • Nazi Scum using 6 million Dead Jews for his Psychopathic Views !

  • Every single Jewish Democrat member of Congress has an NRA “F”.
    Senators like Charles Schumer & “my” 2, Boxer & Feinstein (CA) are so high-profile as anti-gun rights advocates that they seem obsessed, as does ex-NY mayor & elitist liberal caricature Michael Bloomberg. All these creatures are allegedly Jewish. Should it surprise us that a non-Jew like Nugent indulges in stereotyping ?
    For me, as a Jew (OU Beth Jacob Cong of Irvine) this focus on helplessness & hostility to self defense helps me to understand the Shoah & the extent it was able to reach.
    Long ago the NRA (I’m a member) did an article about the Nazis & their anti-gun rights agenda. It’s simply historical fact.
    I’m not surprised that Nugent is disgusted by those who believe that we are better dead than politically incorrect & that until police arrive at a scene of public violence it’s not irrational or indecent for us to simply be killed, maimed or raped. This Jew is equally disgusted & my sympathies are with Nugent.

  • Rachel Cohen

    NO–Nugent did not post anything anti-Semitic. The historical facts are that many American Jews are working to destroy constitutional liberty–in every way possible. These wicked people are pro Sodomy, anti second amendment, pro mass murder of unborn children–and many other evils. These claims are all fact based–don’t believe it–go and look at their voting records, and their other activities along these lines.

    • Ted U.

      Rachel please change your last name. I am embarrassed by you and what you have said. not only are you delusional but you are also a self hating Jew. So, please change your last name and move to the West Bank.

    • shneerzalman


  • Dear Algemeiner Editors: The ADL gets a lot of things wrong. Who would you trust more to defend your life against imminent mortal danger? Ted Nugent, who, I am certain, would come to your personal defense, or the ADL, which would criticize you, as an Israeli Jew (but, not an Israeli Arab, or a non-israeli Arab), for using deadly force to defend your life, and the lives of other Israelis?

    The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is uniquely applicable to the American experience. It is too bad that our Jewish ancestors in Nazi Germany did not have protections equal to those afforded by the 2nd Amendment. Ze’ev Jabotinsky would have agreed. The ADL would also have criticized Jabotinsky’s view on firearms for self defense. It was Jabotinsky who said that every Jewish boy should learn Hebrew and how to shoot a gun. I am with Jabotinsky, and with Nugent.