Ted Nugent’s Dirty Little Secret
Ted Nugent just said some really crazy stuff. But he has a very important reason to get himself in the news. He’s launching his own line of Ted Nugent brand ammunition.
Despite his nutty ranting, you actually have nothing to fear from Ted Nugent. In Nugent-world he’s a brave man because he won’t leave home without a gun hidden way up under his shirt. But being afraid to go outside without a gun isn’t a sign of bravery; it is decisive evidence of cowardliness. The vast majority of Americans prove that every day (including the vast majority of gun owners.)
Of course the gun hiders don’t want you to know that little secret. Heck, they don’t even want to admit it to themselves. But that’s the long and short of it. These guys bloviate and hide guns up under their skirts… I mean shirts… for the same reason. They are afraid of the big, bad world outside of the castle walls. It’s all smoke and bluster – underneath is a scared little boy terrified he’ll get eaten by a dragon.
So I’m amused to watch my liberal compatriots try to make the case that Nugent is somehow a threat to the president. Forget that Nugent wouldn’t survive 15 seconds up against any Secret Service Agent. He wouldn’t have the cojones to even try it.
Nugent is what he is – the former frontman of a C-list band, the Amboy Jukes. Remember them? Me neither. Like some other “former artists” he revived his income potential by attaching himself to a social issue. He’s more Victoria Jackson than George Patton, trust me.
But on a more granular level, Nugent is also a paid spokesman for an industry that markets entirely to scared guys with the message, No matter how many guns you have, you need another one.
The National Rifle Association is no longer the sportsman’s organization I shot for back in the late 60’s. (Yes, I can still put a round through your eyeball at 50 feet — with iron sights — but you won’t hear me threatening to do it if you try to steal my lawn mower. Sheesh.) Today’s NRA is an industry shill devoted entirely to making sure fraidy-cat, child-men stay whipped up into a frenzy of panic-induced purchase intention. And Ted Nugent is their mouthpiece.Continued on the next page