Rock musician and accused draft dodger Ted Nugent thinks a lot of Americans are like rabid coyotes who should be shot on contact.
Nugent, a musician and National Rifle Association board member, made the remarks during a seemingly casual — yet fiery — interview with InfoWars host Alex Jones. During the interview, Jones — a right-wing conspiracy theorist — said he wanted to know why liberals hate America and “love communism.”
“Don’t ask why,” Nugent said. “Just know that evil, dishonesty and scam artists have always been around and that right now they’re liberal, they’re Democrat, they’re RINOs, they’re Hollywood, they’re fake news, they’re media, they’re academia, and they’re half of our government, at least.”
“So come to that realization,” he continued. “There are rabid coyotes running around, you don’t wait till you see one to go get your gun, keep your gun handy. And every time you see one, shoot one.”
I guess now we know why Ted Nugent is a National Rifle Association (NRA) board member. He clearly has a lot going on upstairs and is a living example of someone who is fully embracing the Second Amendment lifestyle.
To me, Ted Nugent sounds even crazier than Joss Whedon. To me, Ted Nugent is an example of someone who should not have access to firearms.
It’s times like this I feel sorry for the sane and intelligent people on the other side of the gun debate who feel strongly that as an American, they have a Constitutional right to own a firearm for their own protection. NRA board member Ted Nugent do people like this a real disservice.
My opinion on guns is fairly simple: in a perfect world, nobody would have access to a gun. We would live in a country free of guns. The problem is, we don’t live in a perfect world. We have more guns in this country than we have people.
This problem has been a long time in the making. Gun manufacturers have churned out guns by the millions for decades. We couldn’t ban guns even if we wanted to. There are simply too many already in circulation. Because of that, I think everyone should be able to arm themselves for their own protection.
Under normal circumstances, I don’t need a gun to protect myself, unless the person wishing to do me harm has a gun. By law here in the state of Maryland, I’m not allowed to carry a gun for my protection. Here in Maryland, if someone with a firearm wishes to visit violence upon me, I must wait for the proper law enforcement authorities to come to my defense. I’d rather not be subjected to a system like that, but what can I do about it, move up to Pennsylvania where carry laws are a lot more relaxed?
I think I’d rather be shot in the face with a bullet dipped in full-blown AIDS than live in Pennsylvania. I think I speak for a lot of Marylanders when I say that.