My youthful energy level was measured in ballistic Richter Scale increments. The term "whirling dervish" was created in an attempt to explain my indefatigable life's velocity. I didn't have A.D.D., I had G.S.F.S., known in the Nugent household as Gonzo Sniper Focus Syndrome.
A small miss was not a casual consideration, but a driving force in our quality of life obsession through a learned, disciplined, higher level of awareness that is derived from gung-ho trigger time.
Can you say bull's-eye?
Video games and smartphone electronics would not then — and cannot now — compete with the joys of marksmanship fun in all its forms.
My father, Warren Henry Nugent, was a hero-warrior drill sergeant in the U.S. Army Cavalry during W.W. II, and he brought that maniacal disciplinarian home with him without missing a beat, straight into his parenting regimen.
Dad didn't tolerate any fooling around, especially with firearms. Thank you dad.
A replica of the Little Boy atomic bomb is displayed (front) at the Bradbury Science Museum in the Los Alamos National Laboratory along with a replica of "Fat Man."
Every human being ever born is programmed to be fascinated by projectile management. Rocks, spears, arrows, fastballs, marbles, Hail Mary 100-yard touchdown passes, grenades, Fat Man, Little Boy atomic bombs — and ultimately, the hand-eye, trigger-finger, breathing, sight control, spirit-harnessing perfection of super accurate bullet placement.
There are only two kinds of people in this world; those of us who celebrate the thrills of marksmanship and those wishing they could.
Based on our driveway of spent brass, I would challenge any family alive to a shootout with my shoot-em-up tribe of gun nuts.
In a world strangled by the curse of politically correct denial, a media and academia of dopey liberals that have brainwashed a strange subspecies of beings into accepting and embracing the pathetic condition of unarmed and helpless, the slaughter rages on in gun-free zones around the world.
Here's a lifesaving alert to the dependent masses: Unarmed and helpless is unarmed and helpless.
The evil running amuck here, there, and everywhere appreciate you very much, for they are assured in your gun-free zones that you are incapable of doing a damn thing when they decide to eat you alive, beat you to death, rape, rob, assault, torture and do with you as they wish — for you, my poor pathetic sheep, have chosen to be unarmed and helpless. To tolerate evil is as soulless as soulless gets.
No thank you.
For those of us who dearly appreciate the precious gift of life, we follow our powerful instincts for self-preservation and have made it a priority to be ready to defend ourselves. The lunatic fringe can squawk and moan all they want, the rest of us need no interpretation of "keep and bear."
"Keep" means it's mine and you can't have it. "Bear" means one thing — and one thing only; I have one or two on me, and they're loaded.
So when Discovery Channel asked if we would like to produce a TV show called “Ted Nugent's Gun Country,” I told them it is already in progress. Just bring the cameras and push the record button.
Our new show airs this Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern and it simply celebrates and promotes the self-evident truth — how 99.999 percent of American gun-owning families use our guns on a regular basis for all the right reasons.
We are the same 99.999 percent of Americans with guns who will never use our guns in a crime — or misuse them in any way whatsoever.
We train. We plink. We shoot. We compete. We hunt. We have unlimited fun perfecting the use of these wonderful tools for the most pragmatic, utilitarian functions.
We shoot billions and billions of rounds of ammo each year, and we own more firepower today than any society in the history of planet earth.
As for the brainwashed cult of denial droolers in the shadow of a gun-hating media and White House, this unprecedented increase in guns and ammo in the hands of responsible American citizens has resulted in an all-time low number of gun crimes.
This is not just "Ted Nugent's Gun Country," it's working-hard, playing-hard America's Gun Country and we could not be more proud of it.
Ted Nugent is a musician and award-winning writer and author of The New York Times best-selling “Ted White & Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns and Rock 'n' Roll,” along with “Kill It and Grill It,” “BloodTrails,” and “BloodTrails II.” He also is a member of the board of directors of the National Rifle Association. Read more reports from Ted Nugent — Click Here Now.
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