The Rock and Roll gun toting guitar legend Ted Nugent became embroiled in a politically incorrect controversy when he told attendees at the National Rifle Association Convention in St. Louis “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” The U.S. Secret Service met with Mr. Nugent over his remarks and was cleared by the agency. Nugent wrote an op-ed for the Washington Times Opinion Page responding to his critics and the uproar of his comments:
If all of America were just like the great families at the National Rifle Association’s 141st annual members meeting in St. Louis last weekend, our country would be flawless. Surrounded by my family, friends, patriots, law enforcement and military heroes, veterans who have sacrificed dearly for freedom and the U.S. Constitution, the good will and positive energy in the air was cleansing, to say the least. We set another attendance record for the NRA and for St. Louis. It was downright perfect.
I spent all three days doing fundraisers for children’s and military charities, fondling much hardware, meeting legions of good folks at the Ted Nugent Ammo exhibit, and shaking hands with great Americans, Canadians, Brits and freedom-loving people from around the globe.
As always, I also conducted numerous media interviews providing unlimited self-evident truth and the inexhaustible evidence supporting the beauty of keeping and bearing arms for defense of self, family and liberty. Unarmed helplessness is for sheep and the French. Such an embarrassing, irresponsible, crime-inducing condition is inexcusable.