Rock musician and gun advocate Ted Nugent compared Harvey Weinstein to a Nazi propagandist after the movie mogul announced his plans to make a film that tears into the National Rifle Association.
Those who watch Weinstein's film "will see that Joseph Goebbels and Saul Alinsky is alive in the form a fat punk named Harvey Weinstein, and as he tries to destroy the NRA it will backfire on him," Nugent said on Thursday's edition of the NRA's talk news show "Cam & Company."
Weinstein, who is Jewish, was discussing his plans to direct a film about the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto on the Howard Stern show Wednesday when the topic of guns came up. Weinstein said that just because he thinks Jews were right to fight back with guns during the Warsaw Uprising, it doesn't mean that guns should be everywhere in the United States today.
"Do you own a gun?" Stern asked.
"No... I have never wanted to have a gun," Weinstein responded.
"But if the story resonates that much with you," Stern said, "why not own a gun so that--"
"No, this is when you're marching a half a million people into Auschwitz. I mean, I'd find a gun if that was happening to my people. I don't think we need guns in this country," Weinstein said. "And I hate it, and I think the NRA is a disaster area, and I'm going to actually make a movie -- I shouldn't say this, but I'll tell it to you, Howard -- I'm going to make a movie with Meryl Streep and we're going to take this issue head on, and they're going to wish they weren't alive after I'm done with them." Weinstein added that he predicts gun stocks will "crash and burn" because of his film.
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