Ted Nugent interviewed with Evan Smith of Texas Monthly. I’m not sure of the date of this video. It was uploaded to YouTube in May 2013. While Nugent talks about the Second Amendment, his remarks about “repeat offenders” should be a serious conversation in the U.S. I want all violent offenders to spend the rest of their lives in prison. My taxes to keep the meanest people, and least deserving people on the face of the earth behind bars is a good investment. Kill or maim or sexually molest anyone, and the closest you get to society is the prison yard for the rest of your natural life. There are lots of ways we can afford to house these cretins, and save money while they wither away, and it’s exactly what we should do. Here’s the transcript and the video.
Remembering little Jessica Lunsford and her kidnapping, assault and viscious murder by John Couey, who put her and her stuffed animal in a plastic trash bag and buried her alive, a man who had been convicted of many things in the past, including indecent exposure, should be all the motivation needed to keep these two-legged scum bags behind bars forever. Sheriff Joe Arpaio knows how to work out the budget.
SMITH:Second Amendment. You’ve been on the NRA’s board since ’95?
NUGENT: Uh huh.
SMITH: And this is a subject that you feel more strongly about than others.
NUGENT: I believe that a person’s moral compass can be determined by how he references free men, the right to defend themselves. The Second Amendment is so obvious to me it’s insane that there’s an argument.
Let’s pretend there is no document. Let’s pretend that brave families didn’t leave the tyrants and the slave drivers of Europe so that they could practice the religion of their choice, so that they could speak out without being murdered, that they could produce wool without the King’s men coming and taking it from them every season of harvest. Let’s pretend none of that happened. Let’s just pretend that this guy named Ted Nugent paraschuted onto earth and woke up one morning and saw these wonderful resources and had dreams of excellence and being the best that I could be.
I don’t need a document and I don’t need another man to explain to me that I have the right to defend my gift of life, and that there is an argument in America from Hillary Clinton, from Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein — from a whole gaggle of numnuts who will try to tell me they will dictate where, how and if I can defend myself.
I find that preposterous. I find it unacceptable and I will not accept it. I am a free man. Don’t tread on me!
A good law-abiding citizen, not convicted of a felony — the Second Amendment of our Bill of Rights is my concealed weapons permit. Period.
SMITH: That’s it?
NUGENT: That’s it.
SMITH: So, no limitations of any kind that you can see?
NUGENT: No. None.
NUGENT: The limitation should be, instead of arresting people for molesting children 24 times, I would rather the Dad walk into the room, found the person molesting that child and blew his brains out.
I would rather that the lady in Massachusetts last month, who was taking her daughter to soccer, who was carjacked by a recidivistic maggot who had been in the prison system all his life, but was let out again because we feel sorry for him, maybe he had a bad childhood. Instead of her being hijacked and murdered, I’d just rather she shot the bastard dead, but in Massachusetts, somebody decided she can’t do that, so she’s dead. I would rather she’s alive and the carjacker is dead. I’m weird.
I would rather that the guy who beat this lady to within an inch of her life in Waco, on parole, was he — phenomenal — and beat her within an inch of her life in front of her grandchildren with a whiskey bottle, I rather she fell to the ground, pulled out a .38 and shot him six times in the chest and killed him. Am I weird? Because the guy is going to get out again.
I don’t like repeat offenders. I like dead repeat offenders.