National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent is back at it again with his vile social media posts, but, this time, he has taken it to a whole new level.
On Tuesday, Nugent posted a video of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton debating each other about gun control. At the end of the video, Senator Bernie Sanders is seen shooting and killing Hillary Clinton. Nugent captioned it: “I got your guncontrol right here bitch!”
If you spend any amount of time on social media sites or speaking to gun nuts online, you’ll hear a lot of bullshit about them needing their guns to protect themselves. It’s that whole the only way to stop a “bad guy with a gun” is a “good guy with a gun.” The NRA and its members are “good guys.” Yet, here we have a member of their Board of Directors showing a video of someone being murdered because they believe in gun control. But, they’re the “good guys,” seriously.
The other thing about this video is the fact that it shows Sanders killing Clinton and not just some random person. The reason for that is that the right-wing is trying to spread the lie that Bernie Sanders is anti-gun control which isn’t true at all. While it is true that the NRA helped get him elected in 1990 and he has voted against some gun control bills, he has consistently been given low ratings from the gun organization. He’s not “pro-gun” by any stretch of the imagination.
It would be easy to chalk all of this up to just a random crazy guy, especially given Nugent’s long history of saying horrible things, but he’s not alone. As of right now more than 7,000 people have liked the video and it has been shared more than 2,000 times. That’s a lot of people who think that it is okay to shoot someone for no other reason than they disagree with you — but, again, these are the “good guys.” Honest.
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