The ever-outspoken Ted Nugent has joined in the futile struggle of attacking US school shooting survivors, calling them “mushy-brained children” in a new interview.

Earlier this week, Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes took to social media to post a rant in which he criticised those in America currently calling for tighter regulations on gun ownership in the wake of the February shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, which left 17 dead, and just as many injured.

Hughes, who had previously survived the 2015 terrorist attack on the Bataclan Theatre in France, shared a series of inflammatory posts, which criticised those at the centre of the movement, including Emma González, who has become a de facto leader of the current gun control movement.

Now, famed guitarist Ted Nugent has opened up in his own way to share his opinions, and it’s gone exactly as you might have expected.

As CNN reports, Nugent recently spoke to radio host Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, claiming that the young protesters involved in the recent movement have been seemingly brainwashed by left-wing ideologies.

“All you have to do now is not only feel sorry for the liars, but you have to go against them and pray to God that the lies can be crushed and the liars can be silenced so that real measures can be put into place to actually save children’s lives,” said Ted Nugent during his appearance on The Joe Pags Show.

“These poor children, I’m afraid to say this and it hurts me to say this, but the evidence is irrefutable, they have no soul.”

“The lies from the left, the lies from these poor, mushy-brained children who have been fed lies and parrot the lies, they are actually committing spiritual suicide because everything they recommend will cause more death and mayhem, guaranteed.” Nugent continued. “To attack the good, law-abiding families of America when well-known, predictable murderers commit these horrors is deep in the category of soulless.”

While Ted Nugent has been at the forefront of some rather questionable career moves in the past, this new interview seems to be just another example of the famed rocker speaking before thinking.

Surprisingly though, Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes has since taken to social media again, this time to apologise for the comments he made earlier in the week.

“Recently I made some posts on my Instagram that did not communicate how I feel about a variety of topics,” Hughes noted in his recent video apology.

“What I intended to be a statement about the hijacking by any side of the aisle of the beautiful agenda of a movement of our nation’s youth came off seeming like a mean-spirited and personal attack and slight of the youth themselves.”

“I wanna be clear, I never intended for that to happen,” Hughes continued. “I was not attempting to impugn the youth of America and this beautiful thing that they accomplished. I truly am sorry, I did not mean to hurt anyone or cause any harm.”

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