Ted Nugent says Parkland survivors are ‘mushy brained children'

NRA board member and conservative rocker Ted Nugent blasted the survivors of the Parkland school shooting, claiming there is “irrefutable” evidence that “they have no soul.”

During an appearance on The Joe Pags Show, the Republican guitarist described the student gun reform advocates “as mushy brained children who have been fed lies.”

“They’re actually committing spiritual suicide because everything they recommend will cause more death and mayhem,” Nugent continued. “Guaranteed.”

Teen activists like David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez have drawn the ire of the far-right, with political commentators and government officials taking to the airwaves and social media to publicly lambaste them.

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Musician and political activist Ted Nugent performs for the audience during a campaign rally for U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Devos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
Musician and political activist Ted Nugent performs for the audience during a campaign rally for U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Devos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
Musician and supporter of the NRA, Ted Nugent, signs an autograph for Randle Farrington during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
Musician and supporter of the NRA, Ted Nugent, signs autographs during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
Musician and supporter of the NRA, Ted Nugent, has his photo made with Chris Simmons during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
Musician Ted Nugent is seen during a book signing event during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Houston, Texas on May 5, 2013. Organizers expect some 70,000 attendees at the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, which began on Friday and continues through Sunday. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE HEADSHOT)
Musician Ted Nugent (L) listens to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union Speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Musician Ted Nugent listens to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
Rock singer Ted Nugent (L) awaits U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union Speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Ted Nugent performs at a concert at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada in this file image from August 11, 2007. Republican candidate Mitt Romney's campaign called for civility on Tuesday after aging rock star Nugent made an apparent threat against President Barack Obama before an audience of U.S. gun lobbyists. Nugent told the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis last week that "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year." REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY PROFILE POLITICS)
Musician Ted Nugent plays on the field before the start of play between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles in their NFL NFC wild card playoff football game in Arlington, Texas January 9, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
Musician Ted Nugent plays the national anthem before the start of a game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants NFL football action in Irving, Texas December 14, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
Ted Nugent responds to a question during an interview before a concert at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada August 11, 2007. Nugent said he is considering running for governor of Michigan in 2010 and he remains passionate about his music career and hunting. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES)
Ted Nugent responds to a question during an interview before a concert at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada August 11, 2007. Nugent said he is considering running for governor of Michigan in 2010 and he remains passionate about his music career and hunting. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES)
Ted Nugent responds to a question during an interview before a concert at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada August 11, 2007. Nugent said he is considering running for governor of Michigan in 2010 and he remains passionate about his music career and hunting. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES)
Ted Nugent performs at a concert at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada August 11, 2007. Nugent says he is considering running for governor of Michigan in 2010 and remains passionate about his music career and hunting. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES)
Ted Nugent performs at a concert at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada August 11, 2007. Nugent says he is considering running for governor of Michigan in 2010 and remains passionate about his music career and hunting. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES)
Ted Nugent performs at a concert at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada August 11, 2007. Nugent says he is considering running for governor of Michigan in 2010 and remains passionate about his music career and hunting. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES)
U.S. singers Toby Keith (L) and Ted Nugent (R) perform for the 1st Marines Division on stage at their Falluja base, Iraq, in the early hours of June 5, 2004. REUTERS/ Nikola Solic NSO
Ted Nugent, rock musician and avid hunter, plays his guitar while broadcasting his morning radio show from a barn on his property in rural Jackson county, Michigan. Nugent, known for his rock hit 'Cat Scratch Fever' voices his conservative politics his passion for hunting and his opposition to gun control. (Photo taken December 16 1997).
Ted Nugent, rock musician and avid hunter, plays his guitar while broadcasting his morning radio show from a barn on his property in rural Jackson county, Michigan. Nugent, known for his rock hit 'Cat Scratch Fever' voices his conservative politics his passion for hunting and his opposition to gun control. FEATURE
US singer Ted Nugent performs during the Rockin the Corps thank you concert for US Marines in Oceanside, California. U.S. singer Ted Nugent performs during the Rockin' the Corps concert at U.S. Marine Corps Camp Pendelton in Oceanside, California April 1, 2005. More than 40,000 marines and their families attended the concert which was held as a thank you to U.S. Marines who served in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
US singer Ted Nugent performs during the Rockin the Corps thank you concert for US Marines in Oceanside, California. U.S. singer Ted Nugent performs during the Rockin' the Corps concert at U.S. Marine Corps Camp Pendelton in Oceanside, California April 1, 2005. More than 40,000 marines and their families attended the concert which was held as a thank you to U.S. Marines who served in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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They’ve been vocal champions of gun safety legislation since the Valentine’s Day shooting at their high school. Former student Nikolas Cruz opened fired in the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 and injuring more than a dozen.

After listening to interview clips of the students, Nugent continued on to rail against the teens as well as liberals and the main stream media.

“The dumbing down of America is manifested in the cultural deprivation of our academia that have taught these kids the lies, media that have prodded and encouraged and provided these kids lies,” he said. “I really feel sorry for them because it’s not only ignorant and dangerously stupid, but it’s also soulless.”

He continued on to defend “the good law-abiding families of America” and said the Parkland’s survivors supposed campaign against them is also “deep in the category of soulless.”

“These poor children, I’m afraid to say this, but the evidence is irrefutable, they have no soul,” the conservative musician said.

In the wake of the congressional baseball shooting last summer that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, Nugent took on a significantly different tone in his response.

“I’m gonna take a deep breath, and I’m gonna back down,” he said in June. “If it gets fiery, if it gets hateful, I’m going away and I’m not gonna engage in that hateful rhetoric anymore.”

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