Sunday, April 17, 2005


To be honest, we do half-like the idea that Ted Nugent is promoting: he wants National Rifle Association members only to hang out with other NRA members - after all, it wouldn't be a bad thing if they did never mix with people who aren't so obsessed with the idea of having slaughter-machines abouth their houses; the rest of us could go about our lives a little bit safer with all the gun owners off having their own barbecues in their own little world. But then you listen to the blunted logic of Nugent, and it's just clear that these people shouldn't be allowed to have butter knives, much less dangerous guns. He got nothing but whoops for his ">NRA speech:

"Let's next year sit here and say, 'Holy smokes, the NRA has 40 million members now,'" he said. "No one is allowed at our barbecues unless they are an NRA member. Do that in your life."

Nugent sang and played a guitar painted with red and white stripes for the crowd at Houston's downtown convention center.

He drew the most cheers when he told gun owners they should never give up their right to bear arms and should use their guns to protect themselves if needed.

"Remember the Alamo! Shoot 'em!" he screamed to applause. "To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."

It's interesting that NRA types are really hung up on the bit of the constitution about bearing arms; less bothered about all that fair trial business.

1 comment:

Eric2 said...

Ahhh, I wish we could take away his free speech rights. Maybe he should stick to demonstrating proper chainsaw usage?

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