Ted Nugent said he wants to give acquitted assailant Kyle Rittenhouse a lifetime supply of ammunition and open up a gun training class in his name.

That’s what the veteran singer and guitarist relayed on a new episode of Rock of Nations With Dave Kinchen.

Rittenhouse is the teenager who last year fatally shot two people and wounded another during the unrest that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges last week.

Nugent, the outspokenly conservative 72-year-old musician behind ’70s rock stompers such as “Stranglehold” and “Cat Scratch Fever,” also recently released the pro-gun rallying cry “Come and Take It.”

Nugent explained during the podcast, “I’m going to get a hold of Kyle Rittenhouse and I’m going to provide him a lifetime supply of ammunition and I’d like to begin the Kyle Rittenhouse Tactical Masterclass because as a young man, boy did he do good. He knew that weapon. He was a samurai as a teenager that under those unbelievable, traumatic and physically assaultive conditions — he did his job.”

The support echoes what the Nuge has voiced in other recent chats. He told Newsmax, “This guy, this young 17-year-old kid was exactly what the founding fathers wanted all Americans to be — to stand up good over evil. Kyle Rittenhouse, good. Rioters and thugs and attackers and assaulters and career criminals, evil.”

Nugent, who lost a TV sponsor earlier this year over accusations of racism, has a new album, Detroit Muscle, coming out soon. In a press release surrounding the Nov. 12 emergence of “Come and Take It,” the singer said it was “fitting that I unleash the All-American defiant battle hymn from we the people to punks who dare tread on us. Do you feel the love! Come and take it at your own risk.”

Last week, activist rockers Rage Against the Machine responded to the Rittenhouse verdict in a statement, saying the shooter “killed people who were fighting for racial justice. He claimed self-defense. This is the settler logic of America’s founding myth: whiteness must cast itself as the victim in order to justify its violence against those resisting its oppression. Welcome to the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.”

Listen to Nugent’s Rock of Nations interview below. His quote comes at 1:13:13 in the episode.

Ted Nugent Talks to Rock of Nations With Dave Kinchen – Nov. 16, 2021

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