National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent shared a sexist chain letter on social media, which claimed that “men prefer guns over women” because “guns function normally every day of the month.”
Nugent's post is the latest example of a phenomenon where the NRA increasingly tries to attract women to the organization even as the organization's leadership engages in sexist and degrading commentary.
Nugent's March 24 post on Facebook listed several other reasons that “men prefer guns over women,” including, “A gun doesn't mind if you go to sleep after you use it,” and, “You can buy a silencer for a gun”:
Nugent has a lengthy history of misogynist commentary, including calling women “worthless bitch,” “worthless whore,” “toxic cunt,” “fat pig,” and “dirty whore.” He recently claimed -- while defending Donald Trump -- that he watches Fox News host Megyn Kelly's program “to just look at her. And I usually sit naked on the couch dropping hot brass on my stuff.”