Gun enthusiast Ted Nugent blasts Piers Morgan: 'Leave us the hell alone!'
Weapons-grade ranting ahead ...
For some reason, Ted Nugent continues to be given a public forum, despite his whole "gun owners are like Rosa Parks" pontificating and his "moral decay of society" argument in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. On Monday night, the onetime rocker appeared as a guest of CNN's Piers Morgan. The issue, not surprisingly, was guns.
Morgan, who was recently the target of a petition to boot from him the country because of his gun-control stance, broadcast the show from a shooting range/gun store in Katy, Texas, where Nugent joined him to defend his "second amendment yay!" standpoint.
"Do you care about murders? Or do you only care about murders with guns?" railed Nugent. Replied the host, "I care about all death."
"I don't think you do. I think you care about guns. You're obsessed with guns," argued the camo-cowboy-hatted Ted. "99.99 percent of the gun owners of America are wonderful people that you are hanging around with here today. Perfectly safe. Perfectly harmless. Wonderful, loving, giving, generous, caring people. Would you leave us the hell alone! Go after the nut jobs, go after the murderers, because I don’t know any. We need to lock up the bad guys and when people show dangerous, murderous intent, which everyone one of these mass-murderers showed."
Morgan countered that "this is a debate that has to be had," prompting Nugent to fire back, "You're the perfect poster boy to stand up for the things that make no sense at all to common sense people."
When Piers wondered why a civilian would need an assault rifle, Nugent insisted, "It's a simple inanimate tool that tens of millions of American families own, that have never caused a problem, never had an accident and will never commit a crime. You have these aberrations that are such a minute percentage."
Concluded Ted, "An armed society is a polite society."
Take a few calming breaths, monitor your blood pressure carefully (warning: the phrases "scammer-in-chief" and "clueless majority" are used), then check out their exchange.
"Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who kept their swords"
"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty."
- Adolf Hitler, April 11th 1942
whatever happened to objective journalism? Assuming that someone that writes a few paragraphs for Pop-spy falls in the category of journalist.