Ted Nugent

Rocker Ted Nugent Considering Presidential Run in ’16

Outspoken rocker Ted Nugent is weighing his political options and considering a run for the White House.

The conservative Republican has earned a name for himself in the political arena as an advocate for hunting and gun ownership rights, and now he is considering a presidential bid in 2016.

He tells the Washington Post, “Yeah, I’m thinking about it… Things are just so wrong in the country now. And I know that my answers would make things wonderful.”

The guitarist has teased the public about the possibility of running for office before, but his wife, Shemane Deziel, insists this time her husband is for real, explaining, “He’s talked about it before. But this time he seems more serious. People are constantly asking him to run.”

And former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has already thrown his support behind the 64-year-old musician, even offering to help launch Nugent’s electoral campaign.

He adds, “Ted says things in public that I wouldn’t even say in private, but what people look for more than anything is authenticity. I’m probably as strait-laced a Republican as there is, but I’d rather be around Ted Nugent, who has an absolute honesty about him, than a so-called values guy who is secretly bedding down half his staff… If he runs, I’ll go help him.”

Nugent has been a very vocal opponent of current U.S. leader Barack Obama and his government – in the run-up to the last presidential election in 2012, he hit the stage at a National Rifle Association convention and told the crowd, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”

He also got into trouble by encouraging Republican voters to “chop Democrats’ heads off in November”. His remarks led to a Secret Service investigation and cost him a gig at Fort Knox alongside REO Speedwagon and Styx.

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On The Radio: All Things Ted on XM’s Brett Winerble

Rocker Ted Nugent is bragging that he killed more than 400 wild pigs in a Texas field last weekend .

Nugent, who has been touring for over 50 years, tells Brett Winterble on XM 166, “I took my machine gun in the helicopter — in the Texas hill country – me and my buddy ‘Pigman’ … his name is ‘Pigman’ – I’m the swine czar. I killed 455 hogs with my machine gun. i did it for Bill Maher and all those other animal rights freaks out there.”

The radical right wing musician has done this before. In fact, his exploits were documented last September on the Sportsman Channel.

Nugent says he fired off 750 rounds a minute. He knows this so-called sport isn’t making him popular with a segment of the population. “My haters will hate me more for that,” he proudly states.

But he claims, “We saved the environment from the destruction of these out-of-control pigs and I’m not talking about Washington D.C. or San Francisco … I’m actually talking about actual pigs.”

His says his actions help save farms and taxes and wildlife, “because the hogs destroy all the ground nesting birds, they destroy all the turkey eggs and all the quail eggs — they eat and kill fawns — they erode the land and destroy habitat”

And he says “we distributed tons of the most delicious pork to the soup kitchens and homeless shelters of this state. Everything we did was perfect – win win win.”

The 64-year-old concluded, “I had to adjust my halo as I was machine gunning hogs.”

Ted Nugent Writes to Joe Biden

Rocker Ted Nugent has listed his suggestions for modifying gun control laws in an open letter to Vice President Joe Biden.

The avid hunter has always been outspoken about the need to protect an American’s right to bear arms, and, as politicians re-examine gun control laws in the wake of such tragedies as last month’s Connecticut school massacre, he is urging Biden to instead focus on the mental health care system to stop potentially-violent citizens from acting out crimes.

In an article printed in the Washington Times, he writes, “As you gather your team to study massacres and how to stop them, I offer to you my services and a lifetime of expertise on guns in all their implementations… In the spirit of goodwill and a deep desire to end gut-wrenching, incredibly sad and senseless rampages, I offer you the following recommendations:

“I encourage you to persuade the president (Barack Obama) to lead this effort by providing a number of public service announcements. The announcements should include watching out for each other, encouraging parents to be more involved in their children’s lives regarding entertainment choices, and knowing various indicators we should watch for in people who are unstable. Clearly, the focus on solving these mass murders must be on the mentally ill.

“In almost every instance of mass killing, there were ample red flags and warning alarms that either were avoided or were not acted upon by mental health professionals, family members, friends and acquaintances. While I deeply respect an individual’s privacy and civil liberties, the American people need basic awareness of what indicators to look for regarding potentially violent, psychotic people. Our collective safety begins with being collectively vigilant.”

Nugent adds, “I don’t encourage you to recommend a ban on any weapon, magazine capacity or type of ammunition. That won’t accomplish anything other than prevent the 99.9 percent of responsible, law-abiding Americans from enjoying these modern weapons as we do now.

“We should never recommend or develop public policy that restricts the rights of the good guys based upon what evil people do or might do. If that were the case, alcohol still would be banned. As you may know, drunk drivers kill an estimated 12,000 Americans each year and hurt tens of thousands more.”