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Ted Nugent State Of The Union Invite Draws Protest From Gun Control Group

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Ted Nugent’s State of the Union Address invite is drawing condemnation from the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV) group. A release from the gun control group claims the rock star is “notorious” form using homophobic, racist, sexist, and threatening language.

Republican Texas Representative Steven Stockman invited Ted Nugent to the State of the Union Address. The popular singer is also reportedly on the board of the NRA. Representative Stockman considers Nugent a patriot, the Houston Chronicle reports. The Texas lawmaker also reportedly noted that Nugent will “have plenty to say” after the presidential speech concludes.

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence group took issue with the star’s past comments about President Barack Obama and his cabinet.

EFSGV Executive Director Josh Horwitz had this to say about Nugent’s invitation to the State of the Union Address:

“I can’t think of any public figure less appropriate for such an occasion. Nugent’s threats against the president have been investigated by the Secret Service, and now he’s going to be admitted into the House chamber as an honored guest, no less, to listen to the president’s speech.”

In America, an investigation into a person’s actions does not constitute guilt. Nugent’s philosophy and choice of adjectives might not resonate with gun control advocates; but the Secret Service did not press any charges against the rock star.

Horwitz did note that pro-gun advocates do deserve to hear the president speak, but added that one who has not “threatened” the president would be a better choice. The Education Fund to Stop Gun Violence group was also unhappy with the “Cat Scratch Fever” singer calling Hillary Clinton a “toxic c**t.”

What do you think about Ted Nugent’s State of the Union Address invite?

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8 Responses to “Ted Nugent State Of The Union Invite Draws Protest From Gun Control Group”

  1. Melissa Emmons

    What do you think about Ted Nugent’s State of the Union Address invite?

    No worse than I do about Beyonce appearing at his inauguration: After she had received a $1 million dollar paycheck from the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Muatassim Gaddafi, for a private concert on New Year's Eve, back in 2009, on the Caribbean island of St. Barts.

    Even though her publicist claimed she later donated the funds to Haiti hurricane relief, one has to worry about the White House's security, after she was consorting with known terrorists.

    Nugent may be all talk and bluster, but he's no homegrown terrorist. Even he has to realize that any assault against the President would play right into the anti-gun lobby's hands, and make the loss of everyone's 2nd Amendment rights happen that much sooner. He's got as much right to be there as anyone else does.

  2. Jay Burgherr

    I find that the house of representative chamber filled with socialists and communist to be incredibly inappropriate and disrespectful to a country who fought this ideology less than a decade ago. I also find disrespectful 60 well placed pawns in the gallery of the congress used to promote the overthrow of one of our constitutionally protected rights.

    Ted Nuggent was indeed visited by the secret service and they found him as harmless as you or I. They reportedly were very gentile with Ted and even joked around with him.

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