Ted Nugent Visits Metro - Sounds Off On Gun Control
Omaha, NE -- It doesn't take long to figure out Ted Nugent is passionate on many levels. We caught up with him Saturday during his own camp for kids in Papillion, a charity he started in 1989. He wants to keep kids off drugs, out of gangs - something many can't argue. But when it comes to gun control, he's ready to debate. "Gun, ammo, magazine capacity, rates of fire, barrel shrouds, flash suppressors and pistol grips and adjustable stocks - the impact they have on crime? None Dianne Feinstein."
Nugent is referring to California Senator Dianne Feinstein who in 2013 introduced a bill to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons. Nugent isn't afraid to call anyone out and he's certainly not afraid to speak his mind on ending violence like Friday's shooting in California.
"All these tragedies happen in the same predictable, engineered environment. Gun free zones," said Nugent. His proposal he says is simple, so simple it's "insane". Ban gun free zones. "This is Planet of the Apes stuff," said Nugent. "This is 'Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' stuff. If you force people into unarmed helplessness, you are actually complicit in the next slaughter."
Of course, not everyone agrees with Nugent on some issues, including his brother. In late May, Jeffrey Nugent wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post. He said, "Here is where I part ways with my brother - not everyone is qualified to own a gun, so expanded background checks should be a legislative priority."