Ted Nugent wishes that were the case.
Ted Nugent To Fellow NRAers: Get HardcoreRemember the Alamo. Shoot 'em?
Sunday, April 17, 2005
(04-17) 15:40 PDT HOUSTON, (AP) --
With an assault weapon in each hand, rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent urged National Rifle Association members to be "hardcore, radical extremists demanding the right to self defense."
Speaking at the NRA's annual convention Saturday, Nugent said each NRA member should try to enroll 10 new members over the next year and associate only with other members.
"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." (link) [see disclaimer below]
Now I know his rant isn't going to play well in Boston, but I have to confess, I like this guy. Always have. Despite his over-the-top rhetoric. Because he speaks out passionately in defense of our freedoms.
He is known affectionately as the "Motor City Madman." Could you tell?
Disclaimer: I do not advocate the shooting of certain of the categories of felons Nugent mentions above without due process.