OK folks, I know I know…gun control in the US is a hot and controversial topic right now so why bring it up again?
Add to that, out-spoken Second Amendment gun activist (Uncle) Ted Nugent, and you’ve got the makings of one tumultuous Blog Post indeed!
But when a guy like Nugent gets invited to the State of the Union Address, one just can’t help but notice. As a special guest of Texas GOP Steve Stockman, it didn’t take old Ted long to lash-out at his favourite nemesis – none other than the President of the United States.
Ted responded to the address by calling Mr. Obama’s speech a “flowery” spew of “more nonsense”
President Obama declared in his speech that stronger background checks were in order, plus a ban on assault weapons and limits to ammunition magazines. He stated that these requirements were worthy of a ‘Vote in Congress’
According to Uncle Ted, however, these provision would have no effect on recent events in Newtown or Aurora, in his opinion.
“Nothing he’s (Obama) proposed would have stopped any of the shootings,” Nugent said, following the President’s speech. “None of those shooters are gonna register anything.”
Yes, we all agree that firearms reform is necessary especially south of the border, but has the President really identified the areas requiring reform?
Although a bit of a stretch maybe, Canada’s former Long Gun Registry was another attempt at firearms reform which didn’t work. Perhaps crazy old Ted Nugent may have a point.
Majority of North American Media these days are labelling Ted Nugent a raging, trigger happy lunatic, whereas I would not be so hasty in painting the man with the same broad-stroked brush.