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No Excuses Needed for Guns

Ted Nugent By Wednesday, 07 March 2012 06:08 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

I’m the gun guy. I verily reek of self-evident truth and firepower. Newsmax deserves me and vice versa.

As I write this, I can count 11 guns within easy reach. Ammo is delivered to me on pallets. I don’t reload ammo, I unload it. Brass rainbows rock.

While there may not be any bad guns,  some are definitely larger than others.
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There will be no apologies from me, no excuses, no give or take. I genuflect at the altar of the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment line in the sand has my name on it.

You either stand with the Second Amendment or you don’t. Davy Crockett willed Old Betsy to me. Get over it. I had a bumper crop of logic again last year and I am more than happy to share with my fellow Americans if you are terminally addicted to truth, logic, and pragmatism.

Let’s get one thing straight and keep it straight. Our founders were gun guys too.

We all know that to "keep" means it's mine and you can't have it, and "bear" can only mean one thing, and that is I have some on me right now.

Simple stuff for common sense and freedom lovers everywhere. If you have a problem with common sense, freedom, and the soulless desire to be unarmed and helpless, be my guest. I recommend visiting one of the toxic liberal websites where the idiocy of dependency rules the day. One toke over the line indeed.

Guns are perfect tools. Remember this: there are no bad guns, only bad guys. As a life member of the National Rifle Association and proud member of the NRA board of directors for many years, I stand for freedom and self-defense.

As you may have surmised, I’m a big fan of stopping crime at the scene of the crime. As professor John Lott and many others have conclusively proved, more guns equal less crime.

I like.

I’m all about individual freedoms and believe the first freedom is the pursuit of life, liberty and the conscientious pursuit of happiness.

You can’t pursue things if you do not cherish God’s amazing and wonderful gift of life and stand prepared to protect it. To protect this gift is our ultimate responsibility, not the cops’ responsibility. To be defenseless is a choice, albeit a wrong one, and choices have consequences.

I go about my day peacefully, happily, glowing positive energy, with a kind word for everyone I meet. The typical American I meet at the local coffee joint, the grocery store or gas station or feed mill, is equally as affable, polite and nice.

But my radar is always on full alert. I scan everything and everyone. While I’m looking you in the eye and holding an upbeat, friendly conversation, I’m watching hands, looking for the oddball, seeking things that don’t appear right. As the Special Forces, Navy SEALs, SWAT and other warriors have reinforced in me over many years training with them, I’m on constant alert.

Peace is my profession, self-defense my hobby.

Paranoid? Not me. I’m the most approachable guy you will ever meet. I don’t shy away from anyone. In fact, I go out of my way to strike up conversations with folks. I like people. I’ve never met a stranger — only people I haven’t met before.

In this respect, we have failed generations of young Americans. Our schools, media, government and even some parents have tried to instill in our young people that guns are evil, things to be avoided when the opposite is true. Guns teach responsibility and discipline, two key things that some young people seem to have in short supply.

At one time in America our schools had rifle teams. At one time in America we didn’t have school shootings.

Regrettably, violence can erupt at the most random of times and random of places, including schools, churches and shopping malls. We have a choice: either neutralize evil or encourage evil to carry out its murderous ways. Unarmed and helpless is a strange, irresponsible condition.

But then, there have always been sheep.

Never forget, you have the God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and to keep and bear arms.

Never let anyone try and take that away from you under the false illusion and promise that they can or will protect you. Protecting your life and the lives of your loved ones is your responsibility.

Tens of thousands of NRA families will celebrate this basic freedom at our 141st annual party in St. Louis on April 13-15. Then I hit the road for the ballistically coefficient Rock-n-Roll Great White Buffalo 2012 tour across America all spring and summer long.

Come party with Uncle Ted and my American BloodBrothers for freedom. Freedom rocks. Get some of it.

Ted Nugent is 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.

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