That Ted Nugent! What crazy thing will he do next? Apparently, the Nuge went on a rampage recently at an NRA convention, where he was speaking to a crowd of fellow gun nuts. At one point in his speech, the Motor City Madman brandished a pair of assault rifles and urged fellow members to limit their social circles to only other members, and to become “hardcore, radical extremists.”
The Nuge went on to encourage the attendees to exact their own brand of vigilante justice on criminals, laying waste to carjackers, child molesters, and an assortment of other social undesirables. He topped off the event by screaming, “No court case. No parole. No early release!”
Now, of course, no one in college likes the Nuge anyway, so these latest salvos of pro-gun fervor are unlikely to surprise or confound anyone. If anything, it will strengthen his fan base among hicks and lunatics. I’m pretty sure it made me like him more. I mean, you have to respect someone standing up for their beliefs in such an un-PC way.
No one is even supposed to like guns anymore, and here the Nuge is wielding two, while speaking in public no less. He’s not going to let anyone else tell him how to think, or apologize for who he is. And that’s rock ‘n’ roll, Nugent style. I, for one, will see my Nugent records making a heavier rotation on my record player after hearing this wild news. No other rock dinosaurs still have this much energy.
The band reunited on the Late Late Show last Friday, where they were reported to be rockin’ well together like it was the old days. If this is any indication of things to come, and if they’re anything like all the other “seminal” (see “money hungry”) bands that have reunited over the past year, we should hopefully get some tour action in our very own city.