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Ted Nugent Biography

Musician, hunter, and author
Con to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"

“It’s not the weapons. The weapons have nothing to do with it. Again, these weapons are in every pickup truck in Texas. People have to get past the hardware.

I would never turn against this wonderful tool that brings me self-defense capabilities and brings me great joy in competition and marksmanship training.

In all these mass shootings, it’s not a matter of bullets or firepower. A quail gun in the wrong hands is as deadly as this gun [points to an AR rifle]. People have got to come to that reality.

There is no gun violence. There is criminal violence. And they use an assortment of tools. The gun owners of America are causing no problem. Leave us alone. Let’s go after the mentally deranged who are doing all these vicious crimes. Let’s go after the recidivistic maggots that judges and prosecutors unleash into our neighborhoods.”

Deborah Feyerick, “Ted Nugent Sings Praises of Gun Ownership,”, Feb. 12, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Musician, hunter, and author
  • Host, Outdoor Channel’s Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild
  • Editor and Publisher, Ted Nugent Adventure Outdoors Magazine
  • Board Member, National Rifle Association, 1995-present
  • Founder and Owner, Sunrize Safaris
  • Founder, Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America
  • Founder, Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids
  • Star, VH1’s Surviving Nugent, 2003-2004
  • Former host, WWBR’s Ted Nugent Morning Show (Detroit, MI)
  • Former guitarist, Damn Yankees, 1990-1992
  • Released first solo record Ted Nugent, 1975
  • Former singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes, 1970-1974
  • Former guitarist, Amboy Dukes, 1964-1969
  • Attended Oakland Community College
  • Born Dec. 13, 1948, in Detroit, MI
  • Lifetime member of many wildlife, hunting, law enforcement, and anti-drug organizations
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States?