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Did Ted Nugent Go Too Far?

by Game & Fish Staff   |  April 20th, 2012 91

Ted Nugent, the outspoken hunter with a sharp and creative tongue for all things that reside stage left, was at it again this past weekend at the 2012 NRA Show in St. Louis, MO. The Motor City Madman, while being interviewed by NRA News, went on a rant that included graphic political analogies that sparked a mainstream media firestorm.

His comment, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year,ā€¯ earned him a special visit from the Secret Service yesterday to discuss exactly what he meant by that statement and some of his other more colorful word choices.

Check out Ted’s rant below and let us knowā€¦did he go to far? Or not far enough?


Need more Ted!? Sportsmenvote.com had the chance to ask Nugent his thoughts and beliefs about other key issues that relate to sportsmen. Many issues that are probably important to you and your way of life. Find out Ted’s thoughts and answers by clicking the questions below and most importantly, stay politically engaged during this important election year and make your voice heard in November!

 

 

  • Basser 59

    He Absolutely Did Not Go Too Far ! And I totally Disagree with Anyone Who Thinks for a single minute that their Right To Hunt Or Fish Will Be Secure Under The Totalitarian Regime That The Leftists Are Trying To Instill In Our Republic Or That Our 2nd Amendment Was Set in Place ONLY To secure the rights Of Squirrel Hunters. Anyone who believes that their political decisions and who they send to D.C. to work FOR U.S. Is Not Connected To Every "recreational" things that they enjoy are going to still be there under the socialists , they are Sadly Mistaken. And they better Hope That There are Voices Not AFRAID To Stand .

  • pointsofcompass

    Reading/listening to his Ted's entire speech, I would say he did NOT go too far at all.

    • Robert Jackson

      I too have read and listened. HE DID GO TOO FAR! He is dumb-ox who should be in an asylum. It is one thing to be totally opposed to Obama or any one in that office, but it is quite another to effectively call for an assassination. And yes he did just that. To call him a madman is much too weak.

      • pointsofcompass

        Listen to it again. He's NOT calling for an assasination. He's saying he (Ted) would be dead for resisting arms confiscation or in jail for having a gun. Apparently, the Secret Service believed that to be the case as well as, aftert the interview with Ted, they shook hands and parted ways.

      • LouisianaSportsman

        He didn't call for an assassination you friggin idiot. He's saying that if Obama gets re-elected he (Ted) will either be dead from not be able to defend himself or in jail for defending himself after the Obama administration changes all the gun laws.

    • Ken Gray

      teds attitute is so far right that what he says should be thrown out. The evironment and it's protection have more to do with hunting and fishing that any political affliation. It seems to me that George Bush has done more to hurt the habitat and the environment that any previous president. In my view Mitt will not do anything different then any other Repulblican, he will look after big business and to Hell with the environment. As an ardent Hunter and Fisherman I care about habitat and if you don't have that you do not have any thing to hunt. Ken Michigan

      • Jason

        Wow you greenies are all the same. When we are all a part of the socialist republic, think about what you said.

    • See the Big Picture

      What ever happened to "FREEDOM OF SPEECH"? We're all sick and tired of the government taking our rights away. If illegal guns are a problem (which they obviously are) – take care of the problem where it is – don't take away the rights of the honest people of the world – don't mess with their businesses or hunting enjoyment – these aren't the people to target. Stop it at the borders, stop it in the slums – that's where the illegal dealings are going on. Put the friggin law enforcement to work – make them do what they are paid to do – STOP trying to make it look like you're (Government) doing something about gun control by taking away the rights of the honest folks – that's not stopping anything – if anything, it would create more illegal gun use. Why can't the Government ever fix what's wrong – they just continue to target the good folks to make it look like they are "helping" the country. People in government are just a bunch of over educated idiots who get paid way too much for doing stupid shit to ruin the country further.

  • George Framk

    I like your magazine, but don't mix politics with my hunting and fishing. Sportsmen should be united in most, if not all things sportsmen and leave damn politics out. I can care less about Ted Nugent's views.

    • Jim BC

      I don't know if you can ever keep politics out of hunting and fishing. Too much at stake for many people and many interest groups. Right or wrong, it's reality.

    • Larry

      George unfortunately it's the politicians who are mixing their beliefs with our rights. Unless you plan to throw rocks at your next game or fish and hope you dont get caught, you have no choice but to be political. I don't like it either, but as the owner of a commercial fishing boat as well as an avid sport fisherman and hunter, I am seeing our ability to hunt and fish being threatened by those who never have.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

        YOUR ALL PARONOID!!! WE STILL HAVE ALL OF OUR FISHING RODS GUNS,BOATS, NO ONE TOOK ANY OF IT AWAY!!

        • Herbert

          Just wait, they will with people as ignorant as you

  • Walkerman

    How can you NOT mix your hunting and fishing with politics?? If it was for the political activists fighting for our right to hunt and fish, we would not have it as good as we now do. God bless the NRA abd the political activists who fight to keep us hunting and fishing.

  • Scott

    There is nothing wrong at all with Uncle Ted's comments…as long as you actually read them in context and understand what he was saying. Don't just read the headlines.

  • Ron Davis

    we the people means all of us, we the people let the politicians waste our money, shame our flag, turn their backs on our soldiers and old people, and i for one am tired of it. i will do all i can do to elect ANYONE but Obamason. i dont feel he is a American, and he's not a christian by his own admission, and wants america to be another islam state. NOT ME. i wont go like sheep to a slaughter. i feel like uncle ted, my future is in my hands.

    • James DeWolf

      THATS RIGHT BROTHER<I COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER ……CALL IT LIKE IT IS ,THEY are PINKO PIGS ,THEY LIE

    • John Larsen.

      Ron, you are full of shit. The President is as American as you are. There is nothing in his policies against the NRA. And as far as Mr. President wanting america to be an Islamic state, you listen to too much Fox News. So Ron…think before you speak, your facts are screwed~

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

        YEAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

  • deer man

    Ted Nugent is an embarassment to all sportspeople,he is getting deeper all the time,not a good spokesman at all.He needs to go back to the looney bin.

    • Ron Davis

      democrats like you are why Uncle Ted is like he is.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

      YOU ARE RIGHT ON !! THE GUY URINATED AND DEFFICATED ON HIMSELF WHEN HE WENT INTO THE DRAFT BOARD TO GET OUT OF BEING DRAFTED TO GO TO NAMM.HE IS A COWARD TO THE FIRST DEGREE!!

    • lbrady1234

      You don't speak for the overwhelming majority of sports enthusiasts who are hunters, fishermen and gun enthusiasts/owners, not by a long shot, so voice your own opinion and let others do the same!
      If indeed you are a Barak Hussein Obama supporter you can continue counting on getting you government entitlement checks at least through the end of 2012, show shut the *ell up, your next 'entitlement check for Obama vote' will be in your mailbox on the 1st!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

        YOU WAIT IBRADY1234 TILL A TORNADO FLOOD EARTHQUAKE.COMES INTO YOUR LIFE YOU WILL BE THERE FIRST IN LINE FOR HELP FROM US THE GOV.

    • Scott

      You need to get out from the rock that is stopping your brain from reality

    • Herbert

      Really!? He says exactly how it IS! You apparently are not getting all the facts!

  • Richard

    I understand what he ws trying to say but he needs to remember that he is in the public (liberal media etc.) eye and he needs to think a little more about what words to use and how to express himself. Don't give the antigun and anti humting folks any tools to use against us.

    • lbrady1234

      It's past time to fight fire with fire, I'm tired of conservatives being made to feel like they can't speak their minds, the TRUTH! Hell, that's all the liberal, whacko, knuckle-draggin freaks on the Left always do!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

        ibrady 123 IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE!!!!

  • deer man

    Im not a democrat,but if I remember correctly Uncle Ted used to be,he truly is mad and over the edge dangerous

    • See the Big Picture

      He's fighting for your rights you idiot! He's not mad and over the edge or dangerous – he is making a stand. If you enjoy the rights you were given………stand with him……….fight to keep what was given to us that government keeps taking away.

  • Mitch Langley

    Well said GF…tell me about a recent Buck Uncle Ted put the smack on or the newest gun in his cabinet (I would have liked to been a fly on the wall when the SS sat him down & made him sqirm though, hehe).
    Not going to argue with your input Wman, but cmon…leave it out of my favorite mag!

    • Justbsure2vote

      I will applaud any event (legal) that makes you want to get out and vote. As a hunter / fisherman you clearly have only one way to vote else you really aren't what you think you. Stir it up Ted.

  • Bill Ervin

    Uncle Ted did not go to far in his comments. This still a free country with the right of free speech, Uncle Ted has the right to make the statements that he did. Every freedom loving American has the right to make negative comments on the people in goverment when they are going against the Constitution.

  • Brian

    He did not go to far.
    It would be nice if he ran for Office!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gunsmoke

    Ted did not go to far at all. He told it like it is. If Barrrack gets back in and appoints two new supreme court judges you can kiss goodby to all of your firearms—Just like in Australia.

  • Mary

    He did not go too far – we all should be concerned if Obama gets reelected.

  • James M, DeWolf

    NO,NO, I don't feel or think that Mr.Ted went to far,And yes it would be COOL If he was it office,I love the NRA But at the same time I WILL DEFEND MY FAMILY MYSELF,I will not give up my arms or my fishing pole I never did like the people in office right now ,I love Ted and what he stands for and what he said is the truth an we all know it ,SO Ted Thank you .

    • lbrady1234

      I just went to http://www.Ted Nugent.com and signed up to receive his newsletter, it would be a great show of support if all supporters of Ted in this post did the same! I'm not gonna lay down and let Barak Hussein Obama destroy my country without a damn good fight!!!

      Have any of you read where the state of Alaska Game and Fish officials just now fined Ted $10,00 for a trumped up hunting infraction in 2009 while he was taping one of his "S[pirit of the Wild" shows? Plus he has been ordered to do a public service announcement about it on every other show he does for next 10 years and cannot hunt on any National Forest lands for one year! Barak Hussein Obama's Chicago thugs came out in full force on Ted! We must take our country back in November!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

        FACE IT HE BROKE THE LAWWW!!!!!!!

  • kirby

    Ted was talking strong , not because he wants to kill people , but that people have a right to live and be protected by themselfs, their guns . Not someone who is hired to do it . Because they are hired to protect they could be hired with more money to kill us.

  • Don

    Ted did not go too far!! We all who love the outdoors, have to work, buy gas for our vehicles, send children to school, buy food, clothing, purchase homes, SHOULD be rampid and also be just as rampid back at the so called main stream media!!!! These folks (foreigners) who run the news media should be jailed for not be objective of the news instead they tell it like they want you to hear it!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

      NAMELY FOX FAUX NEWS!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

    HERE IS A HAS BEEN GUITAR PLAYER THAT DEFFICATED AND URINATED IN HIS PANTS WENT TO THE DRAFT BOARD TO GET OUT OF GOING TO NAMM,AND HE DIDNT GO. HE HAS THE NERVE TO SALUTE LIKE A VET!!!!

    • Larry

      As a 13year Navy vet with the SeaBees, I'll be the first to salute his actions now. We all grow and change, at least he's doing something now. You can count 4 of my years towards him if you'd like because he's saying what I would if I had his platform.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

        THE PRES DIDNT TAKE MY FISH RODS GUNS BOAT 100 ACRES AWAY FROM ME IN 3 AND 1/2 YEARS. DONT LISTEN TO FOX FAKE NEWS SO MUCH!!

        • Toadbrown

          Jean you are one of the sheople that Obummer loves, blindly following him to slaughter. On second thought you are just a died in the wool libtard who can't think for themselves. Where is your proof that Ted Nugent pissed and shit himself? Don't tell me, (High Times Magazine Article from the 70s') thats a reputable source. Ted Nugent actually avoided the draft through student deferment.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

            TOADBROWN GOOGLE IT HE ADMITS TO IT,YOUR THE TOAD WITH BLINDERS ON!!!

    • Tony

      Jean just curious to know if you have served our free country? Also would like your opinion on Cascious Clay becoming Muhamaad Ali so he wouldn't have to fight for the freedoms he got rich on. Where did you get the info about Ted getting out of NAM by those accusations? Do you know this to be a fact or are you just spouting some liberal b.s.? If it's true I will be very disappointed but that won't take my focus off the reality that the current president has done more damage to our incredible country in 3.5 years than has been recorded in our history and if elected again there is a strong chance he will finish what he set out to do.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

        TONY SORRY TO BURST YOUR NUGENT BUBBLE,JUST GOOGLE IT YOU WILL FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF.AS FAR ALI WHAT HE DID IS WRONG TOO!!! SToP WATCHING FOX SO MUCH SWITCH CHANNELS ONCE IN AWHILE.

    • See the Big Picture

      You have a total misconception of life…….
      You don't have to like his guitar playing to see he is fighting for YOUR rights too.
      Many people salute to show dedication to their country……….it's not a VET thing only.
      You're delusional……….you should seek medical care……really.

    • amherstvirginia

      You nailed this bum straight out. Everything about Ted Nugent sucks.

  • billy the kid

    go ted go

  • Blaine

    No he did not go too far, I am fed up with the politicians letting America go to hell. We need to clean out the corruption in Washington. I am retired military and in my opinion Obama is another Hitler. America is supposed to be a free country and the way things are gone we are losing our freedoms.

    • Ludwig

      There is nothing more dangerous then ignorance. You sir are an idiot! You should not have the right to bear arms. You give hunters & fisherman a bad name.

      You all know I hope, this is a guy who spews anti-AMericanism and then when it was his time to serve chose to avoid US service in the military. Having served, I have nothing but disdain for those who disrespect the office of the President, regardless of the party, while hiding during war-time. He is a coward who has no fear for shooting an unarmed deer but is a chicken-shit when facing an enemy of this country!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

        YOU SAID IT BEST!!!!!

  • DT Smith

    It is not sportsmen injecting politics or threatening liberties – it is the extremists of the Left – this Administration – stalking us. Get it right! Ted Nugent for President!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000472784068 Jean Pathroff

      YOU NO BRAIN WHAT DID HE TAKE OFF OF US!!! NOTHING!! I STILL FISH AND HUNT!! I HAVE ALL MY RODS AND GUNS!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!! GOD BLESS THE PRES.

  • BILLYBOB

    DON,T TREAD -ON ME BILLY BOB

  • Wingtip

    Really, what is more dangerous? Ted Nugent, who is NOT a politician and a known (motor city) mad man,
    or our president, as evidenced by his words and deeds, and his #2, who can't spell 3 letter words .
    We need some more public "straight shooting". Maybe not shuch powder.
    Ted for Homeland Security Czar.

  • Larry

    Its too bad it had to come to this…..

  • ricky

    go ted more people need to stand up for there on right

  • Don

    Ted has not gone to far. The liberals and entitlement folks are the ones killing this country. Keep it up Ted. We need lots more folks speaking their mind like Ted to help get these other crazy folks straightened out like OBAMA!!!

  • Tim

    Ted has always gone to far. I think its a shame that people like him are aloud to hunt.mabe he should not be so anti drugs. so he can get the meds he really needs.

  • Doesn't matter

    One may have an opinion whether he, as a private citizen under the protection of the first amendment, went too far or not. (Though it strikes me that a less public citizen may well have faced the music for the class D felony that is threatening the President's life.)

    As an NRA board member, an established representative to the public for sportsmen and women, and a celebrity, he went *WAY* too far. As in it is the responsibility of such a person to demonstrate to the general public by word and action that there is nothing to fear from the law abiding and responsible gun owners and sportsmen and women of the country. Instead, waving the banner of freedom, he managed to do exactly the opposite.

    Way to go, Ted – you just managed to destroy quite a bit in terms of public perception. Not conserve. Destroy. Exactly what those who want to take our rights away fear.

  • Ron Cragoe

    We the people, means ALL OF US. By the people, or a representative of us, selected by us. FOR TH

    Of the people, by the people, of trhe people, OF NOT TO THE PEOPLE, it is time to let then all know we do net WORK FOR THEM THEY WORK FOR US. THEY DO NOT TELL US HOW THE CONSTITUTIUN IS WRITTEN< WE CAN READ. TAKE BACK OUR GOVERNMENT NOW…

    e , NOT TO THE PEOPLE

  • JOE

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH. He can say anything he wants to. Remember, he is still an American.

  • MOHunter

    No, the Gov. and the Obama administration went too far.

  • Scott

    Hell with Mitt! Ted for President!!!

  • Fed up

    The apathy of some of the people commenting on this post line is sad: "Don't bother me with the country's problems, I just want to live in a dream world where I hunt and fish (and pretend nothing is wrong)." People whose passion is only aroused when someone dares to criticize the political system that gives them their monthly hand outs. Heaven forbid somebody stand up for the Constitution (that "rag" that R.B. Ginsburg would not recommend to developing nations). After all, the socialism that Obama seeks, but won't admit to, has worked so well for Europe?!? We must sit back and allow the Left to ruin this country, and shame on those that speak too forcefully against them for so doing. Remember, our delicate Leftists can only handle rough talk when it emanates from them, not toward them.

  • ratatat

    Ted has the guts to say things that wuses avoid because its not politically correct. we need more like him,period. stay out of politics and do your thing is why we are in this mess today. the left has worn out racisist, and politicaly correct, but it still works on gutless folks who won't speak up, or fight back. don't mistake me for one rolls over and plays by their rules.

  • Randy

    we lost more of our rights under the bush administrations so called (patriot act) then we have ever lost in a democratic administration. the right to hunt and fish should be a constitutional right, because if the republicans get back in, that is what low income and the middle class will have to do to survive.

    • lbrady1234

      Only because the likes of you, RANDY, are going to cut you off from fraudulently getting some form of government entitlement check, starting in 2013!

      Why don't you admit it, that you are selling your country and soul for free money off the backs of the rest of US!!!

  • Chris

    Despite what most people on here believe, Obama has never made any attempt to take our guns away, and even if he has, no one man, not even the president of the united states, has that much power. Please don't get caught up in the right/left propaganda and use some common sense.

    On subject, I think that Ted went a little too far, as he has in the past, but this is America and we are all entitled to our opinion and have the privilege of freedom to express said opinion. However, Ted needs to remember that he has a much bigger audience than us as individuals and needs to be a little more careful about such extreme statements. And one more thing, even though I don't think it was a direct threat to Obama, the freedom of speech does not allow us to threaten people without consequences. If I threatened to kill someone, and did so repeatedly, I can guarantee that there would be problems for me, just like there were for The Nuge.

    • lbrady1234

      You need to do some heavy-duty catching up on factual reading regarding Barak Hussein Obama and his position on gun control! He can go through the UN and make all Americans beholding to the most liberal world-wide organization that aims to get world-wide control! Say bye-bye to US sovereignty if Barak Hussein Obama gets re-elected!

  • Mike

    Any truth to the fact that "UNCLE TED" killed a Black Bear In Alaska ILEGALY????? What a guy…He makes me sick !!!!!

    • lbrady1234

      You make me sick, why the hell is he JUST NOW getting charged with this alleged crime from back in 2009??? You and the rest of your liberal left friends had better wake up to reality!

  • Douglas

    I come here to escape the rotten politics of this once great country, but even you turn to the darks side and seem to support liberal causes and the power elite whose only agenda is taking our rights while they build their power base.

    It is his right to speak his mind. He did so boldly and without fear. Most of us can't afford to do so because we must retain our jobs. Most of obama's supporters do not need to hold a job and can express their rage against civil society in any fashion without worry holder will do anything to them.

    Why in the hell do you think guns and ammunition sales are up so much? People understand what is coming. Too bad their are so many looney liberal lackeys who are simply blind. Even the elite will suffer when it hits the fan.

  • Paul

    Get with it folks…anyone who remotely suggests a dead president is a solution to anything is a wack job, and should be treated as such

  • Tommy

    The once famous Ted Nugent FINALLY put his FOOT in his MOUTH!!!!!!

  • Joe

    Ted did NOT go to far!!! Keep it up Ted!! God Bless

  • gardenman

    I think he was letting a little steam off when he said he would be dead or in jail if Obama was elected. Chopping their heads off was a metaphor. He did not go too far.

  • RidgeManOne

    Can't support a guy who is a draft dodger—I went to Nam and he didn't. I was lucky and made it back. Ted—he skipped it so others could go. Now he was convicted of shooting an illegal bear in Alaska….. Sorry, can't support a guy like.

  • Sean

    Sounds to me in a few words and no smoke and mirrors he told the truth about what is happeneing to this country. Then the president wants to try and bully him for speaking out.

  • M. MOERMOND

    I say way to go to uncle ted. in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA we have freedem of speach and as i can tell by the coments the truth must have been toutched apon or it would not have gotten so much attention. I beleive in all of our freedems and not only when they agree with me. We all better stant up and be counted or we all will be counted out.

  • gun enthusiast

    you know people need to sit up and take notice of what is going on in the real world. what ted did was what a lot of people are thinking but afraid to say. all the mud slinging that has come out of the staements is a bunch of B,S. people putting him down about being a draft dodger and such. well there were alot of top flight people during that time that used college or talent to stay out of the service. lets face no one really wants to die especially for some stupid police action that took the lives of 55,000 young men and boys. just like the one we are in now. if our current president and i use that turm loosely get re-elected you people are going to see more that just your rites taken away. you will see martial law through out the country and all the privilages that you enjoy and take for granted all of yur lifes will cease to exists and there will be no more elections because oboma all ready wants to and tried to stop a general election to elct a president or do we not remember that and so he could reign supreme over this country. have you ever watched the movie " the hand maiden" well look it up and watch it and see where this country will be if he is reelcted.

  • shootist

    If obama is re-elected, anyone who stands for basic individual rights, may be jailed as a potential terrorist. The list of the suspects is already out. Are you a NRA member, gun owner, veteran, tea-party supporter, right-to-life supporter, Republican, listen to Consertive talk radio or Fox News,or do you believe in the Constitution as written? Then you are on obamas list. Say the wrong thing anywhere and you are in trouble. Dosen't this sound like being a Jew in 1938 Germany?

  • Kkato

    I am a fan of Uncle Ted and definitely a supporter of Obama. As Christians we need to be careful of our personal political views…. because as Christians we should be lead by Christ and not the world…. but we are taught to serve our masters with fear and trembling as service to the Lord.. Not as physical slaves but having respect and honor to our government and leaders…. There are bad people everwhere. We have bad preachers, lawyers, fathers, mothers, etc…… Let ye without sin cast the first stone. If you don't respect our President, respect his position…… I still Love my "Blood Brother" Uncle Ted.

  • amherstvirginia

    Ted Nugent is a disgusting piece of garbage. What has he given back to the country for all the gifts he has received? His every move is a mockery to vets who have fought and died so that he can be a fool. To those who support and look up to Ted Nugent I can only say, "I'm sorry you hold nothing in your life to be of value." He's got to be the worst guitarist to ever stand on a stage and that's his one pseudo talent. To call this man a patriot is an abuse of the english language. To call him a hunter or a sportsman is a sick joke.

  • Bob

    To those of you who admire Ted Nugent and look to him as a role model. you should know that this
    "patriot" didn''t bathe and crapped his pants to get out of serving in Vietnam. Look it up. He isn't fit
    to take out my garbage.

  • bill

    vietnam was a war crime. read "Ho Che Min and the CIA"..the vietnam war is a scar on America

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