On the eve of the 2020 presidential election, Ted Nugent shared a video about firearm facts. In the video, Nugent showcased both an AR-15 rifle and a standard sporting shotgun.
The video was taken from a time Nugent appeared on InfoWars with host Alex Jones. Jones has been known for his far-right beliefs, as well as what many claim are conspiracy theories.
In the post, Nugent said, “School is in session. This is an old clip I did with Info Wars, but one that is just as important today as it was then. This needs shared for the masses…so maybe they can see this and put some LOGIC and COMMON SENSE in their brains as we approach November.”
Ted Nugent Shared Firearm Facts in a Video
In the video, Nugent showed off an AR-15 rifle. The weapon has garnered controversy and has been a subject of potential legislation after it was used in several mass shootings.
“This is a standard AR-15 that Eugene Stoner invented in the 1950s. It is a semi-automatic sporting rifle. It is not a weapon of war. No society would be so irresponsible to send heroes of the military into war with a semi-automatic weapon,” Nugent said during the video.
In 2016, Stoner’s family told NBC News their father created the AR-15 as a military weapon to be used over an AK-47. He also designed the M-16.
In the video, both Nugent and Jones showed off the firing capability of the weapon by aiming it at a target. Nugent continued describing facts about the weapon.
“It is a standard American family modern sporting rifle that shoots one bullet per trigger pull. One trigger pull. One bullet. It shoots a .22 caliber bullet,” Nugent said. “And it’s available everywhere because it’s such an effective wonderful home defense, hunting, competition, family weekends. Families in America, millions of them, every weekend shoot their guns. Problems in society, zero.”
Ted Nugent Demonstrated an AR-15 Versus a Shotgun
Nugent also showed the stopping capability of what he described as a goose gun or standard shotgun. The rockstar has previously discussed his beliefs that Joe Biden and the Democratic party will try to ban and confiscate guns. Nugent said he sees no difference between an AR-15 and a shotgun.
“You have to ask an honest person,” he said. “So you would feel okay if your kids were killed with a goose gun? Because you’re afraid of an AR. Because who can’t get a goose gun or a pheasant gun or a dove gun?”