Rock legend and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent took the Obama administration to task Sunday evening for pledging to make gun control a priority, telling a radio host the president’s plans are practically “psychotic.”
“A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent said. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it is illogical.”
Nugent was speaking to Aaron Klein of New York WABC Radio’s “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.”
Nugent explained that many people have reacted in fear, backing schemes of gun control or even outright gun bans in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
But disarming American citizens, Nugent claims, is exactly the wrong approach.
“Obama’s dream already exists, and those are called gun-free zones, and that is where the most innocent lives are lost,” Nugent told Klein. “What kind of monster would want more of these? Because if you ask for more gun-free zones, if you further disarm innocent Americans, you are literally engineering slaughters.”
Nugent is a rock legend with over 40 million albums sold, a New York Times bestselling author and a board member of National Rifle Association.
Nugent claimed that when it comes to debating gun-control legislation, he has “logic and common sense and science and evidence and history” on his side.
But the administration’s choice to create a study panel on gun legislation with Joe Biden and Eric Holder?
“That’s like hiring [notorious child killer] Jeffrey Dahmer to tell us to how to take care of our children,” Nugent said.
He also claimed letters from members of the U.S. military show the men and women fighting and dying to protect the Second Amendment are likewise appalled at the administration’s attempts to restrict gun rights.
Nugent said they “are offended and absolutely insulted by the commander in chief and this move to de-soul the U.S. Constitution.”
“‘You speak for me,’ they tell me,” Nugent said.
Audio of the full interview can be heard below: