Ted Nugent, the ultra-conservative, gun-toting rocker, has rebuked his own brother on gun control, saying he is “dead wrong” about background checks.
Ted’s brother, Jeffrey, recently wrote a column in the Washington Post arguing that universal background checks do not infringe on gun owners’ Second Amendment rights, but rather protect responsible gun owners while making society safer. Both brothers are proud gun owners and members of the NRA, but differ greatly on the issue of background checks.
Ted wrote a response to his brother via Newsmax, reasoning, “universal background checks will not stop bug-eyed psychotics or paroled felons. Good guys with guns will stop them.”
Here is an excerpt:
Freedom of expression is so beautifully American. Making that our very First Amendment is surely all the proof one needs to know our founding fathers were revolutionary visionaries.
In this day and age of terminal apathy and soulless discontent, I adore anyone who is an activist and stands up for what he or she believes. That is exactly how our founders designed this experiment in self government.
My loving brother Jeffery is becoming one of those activists, and I salute the great man. Never one to shy away from controversy, my brother wades into it. We were raised right.
His recent opinion on his support for expanded background checks for firearms purchasers is dead wrong, however.
Ted does not address the fact that though the founding fathers were “revolutionary visionaries,” revolutionary technology has been invented since their days. That technology has made the Second Amendment meaningless as far as its original intent of allowing the citizens to create a well-regulated militia in a time of political turmoil. Now, even if citizens did want to form a well-regulated militia to overthrow the government, drones could take them all out in a heartbeat, no matter how many AR-15’s they have.