Ted Nugent on Post-Sandy Hook Gun Control and Obama (EXCLUSIVE)
With gun control in the forefront of many American's minds since the Sandy Hook tragedy, we here at Noisecreep couldn't help but wonder what hard rock icon, and NRA board member Ted Nugent, had to say about this hot button issue.
A lifelong outdoorsman and hunter, Nugent is the recipient of numerous commendations from state police, sheriff departments, FBI and police agencies nationwide. Noisecreep reached out to Ted today to hear his side of the gun control controversy, and as always, the Motor City Madman didn't hold back.
As a board member of the NRA, what are some of your responsibilities?
My responsibilities as a board member of the National Rifle Association are to be a knowing, involved, conscientious, law-abiding participant in what we consider the sacred American experiment in self-government, to monitor our employees in elected office, to remain in touch with my community and the actions of the media and to remain ever vigilant that the government and media accurately and appropriately represent we the people and honor the U.S. Constitution -- particularly in respect to the God-given guaranteed individual right to keep and bear arms, and fight against any infringement thereof.
Do you support the ad that the NRA released earlier this week which called President Obama an "elitist hypocrite"?
Absolutely. Here's a man who pretends to honor 58,000 dead American military heroes who died fighting the evil of communism at the Vietnam Memorial Wall, then dares turn around and hires, appoints and associates with known communists. The fact that he wants to ban from U.S. citizens the very weapons, magazines and ammunition that his tax paid full-time security detail carries is the height of hypocrisy.
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There are many Americans that feel that the country is being held hostage by the NRA and other lobbies. What's your response to that?
My response is one of dismay that anyone could possibly come to that absurd conclusion, when in fact the runaway abuse of power and corruption and criminal refusal to be accountable by the current U.S. government, facilitated and exacerbated by the dishonesty of the majority of the media, is the real threat to this unique experiment in self-government. The NRA is simply "We the People," undeniably the world's largest and most powerful family grass roots organization, dedicated to the Second Amendment and our self-evident natural right to self-defense.
How does instituting mandatory background checks and registration for all gun owners infringe on your second amendment rights?
One would have to live under a giant boulder of denial to pretend registration has not and will not lead to confiscation. Whoever asked this question must be dangerously ignorant of history.
NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre recently held a press conference, urging that we put an armed cop or security guard in every school in America. Where are we supposed to find the billions of dollars it supposedly would cost to fund that kind of initiative?
Any sane and caring person would agree that our children deserve at the very least the same protection as our money, elected officials, government buildings and the same armed security that the schools already have where the president's children attend. Another glaring example of hypocrisy. No president in the history of America has spent so irresponsibly and unaccountably as President Obama. He is showing his true Cloward-Piven colors by spending insanely then blaming others, as usual, for not paying for such waste, fraud and corruption. But a small percentage of the waste, fraud and corruption Obama is guilty of would more than pay for school security across the land. You know it and he knows it.
There is a new shooting-range app for the iPhone and iPad branded as an "Official NRA Licensed Product." It is approved for ages 4 and up. It was also released on the one month anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. Any comment on that?
I am not familiar with it, but the more than 100 million lawful gun enthusiasts of America know full well that the discipline of the shooting sports is a prime benefit for a young person's guidance, upbringing and overall education. If my friends at the NRA have produced such educational technology, I fully support it.
What's the biggest misconception people have about Ted Nugent?
I am not aware of any misconceptions about me, but surely the hate, vitriol and vicious lies about me in the media simply feed the soullessness of those who already don't want to know the truth about me. So be it. There have always been small-minded fools, and no one is surprised by the increasing class warfare metastasizing at the behest of the leftist media and the government goons who encourage and facilitate it. I am embraced and supported by the best people in the world who know and actually care about the truth. Drive safely.
Ted Nugent regularly hosts hunts for sick and terminally ill children with Hunt of a Lifetime, Hunt for a Cure, and via his own Kamp for Kids. Nugent has also founded the Freedom's Angels Foundation, which benefits American soldiers.