So, I just got to see something interesting – an interview with Ted Nugent, the resident Loony Tune here in America. Of course, his arguments were vapid and stupid, but there was also a lovely mix of insane in there as well. As a referendum to gun nuts overall, this interview was telling.
See, the atypical gun nut argument boils down to one of a couple of things. The first is –
Constitution says that I can have my gun! So I have a right to have it with me anywhere, anytime!
Yeah, do these people realize that the Constitution was written in the days of the musket? For real, if you take this argument to its conclusion, then they should be able to wander around the streets with an RPG launcher or a flamethrower or an AK-47. Hey, we can turn our streets into Sierra Leone! The rich are already trying to do that to the entire country, why not help them along?
But back to the argument, if a person is allowed to have any weapon they want with them at any time, then they should be able to drive a tank down the street or own and H-bomb, if they can afford it. I put this to the people who are rational – do you want Johnny Drunk-Ass driving down your city streets with a loaded tank? Do you want him around your children? I didn’t think so.
The other argument to this position is –
I got a right to protect my family, and Obama and his socialists are going to take my gun from my cold, dead fingers.
It kills me how many of these people think that they pose a legitimate threat to the government and its forces. If the government really wanted to takes your guns, they could. Easily. Because your dumb ass with a shotgun and a bottle of whiskey isn’t going to stop a drone from blasting your house or a tank from breaking down your front door. This idea that there is going to be some big revolution against the government amuses me. Any modern revolution, given the advanced hardware that the military has, would be dead on arrival. It would be bloody and the gun nuts would have their moment of glory before they get blasted with big-ass artillery. Look at what happened in Waco and tell me I’m wrong.
Next, do these people actually believe that a person who breaks into their home or puts a gun on them to take their car is actually going to politely wait while they reach for their gun? No, they’ll kill you and probably your family too, since you got them involved. These people live in this delusional world where they are the star of their own action flick, killing people left and right. Too bad that real life is WAY more complicated. Entire books have been written on that very subject, and how people like Ted Nugent don’t get shit about the real world. In real life, the idea that violence stop violence is ridiculous in every conceivable way. We have to think bigger than that. The alternative is that we have Ted Nugent doing crazy shit. Let’s not go there.
Another interesting argument that Nugent was going on and on about was how people with guns can stop crimes. So, he basically wants to turn America into the wild west, with vigilante justice left and right. Again, too bad that real life is more complicated. It makes one wonder if Ted Nugent is aware of how nuts he is. After all, this is the same guy who said that if Obama got reelected, he would be either dead or in jail, implying that he would be attempting to kill him.
In the end, though, all of Nugent’s credibility boiled down to one statement and the reality behind it.
Instead of arresting people for molesting 24 times, I would rather the dad walked into the room, found the person molesting that child and blew his brains out.
This, coming from the same guy who was having sex with a 14 year old girl. Unreal.
Until next time, a quote,
“Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is? Insanity is doing the exact same fucking thing over and over again expecting shit to change. That is crazy.” -Vaas Montenegro, Far Cry 3