National Rifle Association (NRA) board member and former rocker Ted Nugent recently invoked civil rights icon Rosa Parks in a plea to Connecticut gun owners to not obey the state's new assault weapons law.
Ironically, Nugent used the n-word to describe black people and defended South Africa's racist apartheid in a 1990 interview with Detroit Free Press Magazine, noted MediaMatters.org.
In that interview, Nugent stated, "Apartheid isn't that cut-and-dry. All men are not created equal."
Nugent also said, "I use the word n----- a lot because I hang around with a lot of n-----, and they use the word n-----, and I tend to use words that communicate."
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However, Nugent is now trying to use the memory of Parks, whom he calls his "hero," to flout Connecticut's new law that bans the buying of new assault weapons and requires registration of existing ones.
Nugent recently wrote in the conspiracy website WorldNet Daily:
In 1955, my hero, Rosa Parks, refused to give up her seat on a city bus. Good for her. In 2014, gun owners must learn from Rosa Parks and definitely refuse to give up our guns. As Rosa Parks once said, "You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right."