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Ted Nugent is a guest tonight on "Piers Morgan Tonight," and the in-depth interview touches on politics and President Barack Obama, guns and the second amendment and more. In this preview clip, Nugent discusses Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the person who shot her and killed several others that day. "That guy had gone through the cracks of the mental health system," Nugent told Piers Morgan. "Everybody knew, all his friends, his family was afraid of this guy, but they didn't report it. Nobody reacted to it."
Nugent said the problem isn't the weapons, but the individual: "In New York City, It would take me 15 minutes to get a sub-machine gun from some paroled crack dealer." Check out the full interview tonight at 9pmET/PT (and read more about it here).
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This is one American citizen that will not be watching Piers tonight. I've heard the wacky diatribes from Nugent before and have no desire to endure him further.
My thoughts on Ted is he is crazy and a bigget and does not deserve air time to push his crap. You can do better Piers.
You gotta love Ted Nugent, he wipe the floor with Piers Morgan. Go Ted!!
I agree but I watched anyway. At first I thought I will never watch Piers Morgan again until CNN quits parading mentally ill, misfits on the show. He's a freak show. On second thought, maybe it's better for America to see the dangers of these nut cases before they jump on Tea Party bandwagons.
Look you guys, Piers is a a left wing socialist flag carrier. He was hit with actual stats that PROVE, that a legally armed society is safer, less violent crime etc., and all the puts could do is try to change the subject, and ultimately go to commercial when faced with the TRUTH. He's a brainwashed puppet, please, wake up people.
Stop living in a fictional world of Fox Fake News!
Everyone looses their tempers, but there are some who can't get a hold of their temper until they go to far, and if they are carrying a gun, its trouble time! You see these people every day in road rage, they'd act the same way face to face with a gun! And there's no way to know who they are before they go off!!
I'm a former NRA member, I own several guns, but the NRA and gun lovers have gone too far with their Second Amendment nonsense! All our Amendments, including the First Amendment on free speech have limitations, and so should the right to bear arms!!!
Can't wait to watch tonight.
Ted Nugent is a right wing gun nut.
And so am I. And, thank God, so is the vast majority of my American countrymen.
My late WWII veteran, FATHER: stated, "if america keeps on the track it is going, GOD help us all!" Self Destruction will be at our own hands! People the likes of Nugent, are proving it!
Nut huh, do you recognize or appreciate statistics ? Fact: The lowest crime rates in this beautiful, free country that you enjoy, are in the counties that have the HIGHEST rate of gun registration by law abiding citizens.
You know what Piers? You need to go back to your left wing milk sopping 3pm tea drinking England! This country still has the freedoms that it has because of guns. It is a fact that personal and private gun ownership in the USA has been proven to reduce crime and these studies have been done since the era of Jim Brady! You anti-gun types are just a pack of touchy feely, left wing whiners! YOU SUCK! and anyone who thinks like you do when it comes to private gun ownership SUCKS! Yes! there are times when people do get hurt from guns, but like Ted said C4 is banned in Ireland and you tried to skirt that question you WHIMP but that ban has done nothing to stop C4 in Belfast. YOU MAKE ME WANT TO PUKE!
Gun control is a cornerstone policy of Marxism/socialism.
You can't steal from, enslave and rule a populace with impunity if they are
armed. In order to cement your position in power disarming the population is
If you "control guns" you only take them away from honest citizens. Society is SAFER when CRIMINALS / DICTATORS don't know who is armed! Do you think Libya or any other country we're now spending billions to help their "Arab Spring" secularist revolutions would need our air power and special forces (our men and women) if they had ARMS TO DEFEND THEMSELVES from Khadafi or other dictators?
In the words of Thomas Jefferson, "And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not
warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure."
Mr. Morgan should learn why the British army was decimated, massacred, at Lexington & Concord by American civilians. A country where govt is armed and the population is disarmed is a country whose population consists of subjects, not citizens. Our 2nd Amendment is what makes America uniquely free. It's what keeps all our other fundamental, inalienable (God-given, not govt-conceded), liberties from being trampled by govt. We don't have a national govt in America. People who live in gun-friendly Phoenix are perfectly free to relocate to gun-unfriendly Chicago. Guess which of these 2 cities has a gun crime problem. Americans are self-reliant individuals ordered by their will, not dependent cattle. One of the charges levied against King George III by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence was that the King attempted to confiscate the privately-owned firearms in his erstwhile American colonies, thereby violating ancient rights of Englishmen enshrined in common law: possessing the ability to resist tyranny, to protect property and persons, and to dissolve wrongful govt by force of arms. Liberty withers on the vine in statist England. We American individualists prefer the bedrock liberties of our democratic republic uncompromised.
What does Mr. Hussein Obama have to do with this gun rights discussion ? Other than that we have no business in Libya or Iraq anymore and he still hasn't pulled our troops out of either, tho his campaign promise was to get out of Iraq, some of us have more than a 60 second memory. Maybe he should borrow your teleprompter for some talking points, like what happened to all the stimulus (so called), money and reducing unemployment under 8% and all the other campaign lies.
Obama.......not much worse than the typical lying politician. Just glad to know you and your life partner will not be reproducing gives some hope for a rational future.
In every instance, people are high when they shoot a fire arm?? This guy doesn't have his facts right. Dramatic reduction in violent crime? Are you kidding? We have more people in prison than most civilized countries and our crime rates are not that low. He is full of you know what and is a _ _ _ _ (fill in the blank with whatever crude word he uses.) We don't need to hear what he has to say. Why do we have people like Ted on TV? Find someone who is really factual. He isn't.
EVERYTHING Ted stated about crime rates was fact. Look it up if you're at all skeptical. Maybe/hopefully it will open your eyes. Our countries' draconion incarceration rates are due to the FACT that 60% are locked up due to antiquated non-violent drug violations.
The reason why we have many people in jail is twofold. First, we have a unique devotion to rule of law. We actually apply our laws. We at least did so until the current President and his Attorney General decided that laws are instruments of cultural engineering and thus that their enforcement is discretionary, thereby derogating their duties. Second, unlike nearly every other country we have the political will to spend money on criminal justice resources. In most other countries, crimes are often unreported and are investigated only when the victim is rich and powerful. And their official socio-economic statistics are all too often fraudulent, fabricated. America solves most crimes. In the European Union member states, few crimes are solved. Ask yourself where Strauss-Khan would now be if the crime to him imputed had occurred in his native country. And guess what would have happened to his alleged victim. The impunity accorded Roman Polanski in Europe should suffice to inform your conclusions. The sole alternative to rule of law is despotism, rule by a perennial, self-perpetuating class that monopolizes influence, power, and wealth. We Americans singularly vest in every citizen equality under the laws of our land both in principle and in practice. We apply our laws to both the mighty and the lowly. In most other countries, the ruling class arrogates to itself all the rights and privileges. As they see it, duties are for the rabble. You must keep in mind also that in America the vast majority of all crimes are committed either by illegal aliens or by slum-dwelling products of multiculturalism. And that judicial malfeasance, complicity is the root cause of recidivism. Compare the incidence of crime in Salt Lake City to that of Newark. I like living in the one country where the laws are enforced and where one is tried by an unbiased jury of one's countrymen and justice is meted out.
We don't need your snide comments about Sarah Palan.. I watched tonite and was dissapointed in you. What happened to journalisum ... you are rude and snide with your comments. You are no Larry king who kept his commendt to himself.. Just do the stinking interview , we don't care about your thoughts are.. Keep them to yourseld and don't argue with your guest.. Have some CLASS
I just returned from spending a month in CUBA. I walked the streets of HAVANA 24/7. In CUBA you have the "freedom" to know that you, your children, your leaders will NEVER, EVER die from a gun shot. I have PTSD and never worried, like any rational person would in any U.S. city, about being confronted by someone with a gun. BTW parents dont worry about their children becomming crack heads or metheads as you arent offered drugs on every city street corner. As Ted Nugent alluded to...drugs, criminals, guns! You dont have these worries in Cuba!
OH and being gay isnt an issue in Cuba...I met many young gay people that loved themselves and need never consider suicide..they have the "freedom" to be themselves!!! We in the USA need to learn from Cuba and end the stupid embargo. No wonder Cuba exercises such control over their citizens...because they want them to live a full life and cherish family values. Send Ted Nugent to Harlem at 2 am and Ill go to Cuba.
ps Lets chip in on burial insurance for Ted....
ps YOU CAN BAN GUNS..go to Cuba
pss We in the US are 19th in the world for education and we put guns in the hands of uneducated citizens that have easy access to drugs and cant speak no good english! Go figure!
Well, Hawn move to Cuba. Least u won't have to ESCAPE on a a raft. We'll be glad to send you.
Typical American response to anything more rational than what we have to offer. Also, that's way too easy! Rather than move and leave pandemonium, some suggest we improve things. There are U.S. children who wish they were still alive to board a raft, but can't because of all the guns and drugs here in the U.S. Cubans leave on a raft and often find life isn't all that great here. The average American is one or at best two paychecks away from total financial disaster..and there are yet over a million more homes to be taken away from American families. Homeless children in Florida are bathing in Walmart restrooms (60 minutes) and are being sent home from school on friday with backpacks of groceries to feed them until their next meal on monday at school. Ofcourse, they won't get a great education anyway..and if they get sick good luck!
I love my country but I want families to be able to "live" and live drug free.I want politicians to be able to serve without being shot! I want sick children to be able to get the best health care even if their parent are poor. Perhaps you wish otherwise for your family? Moving is a poor but typical answer!
How can we be the greatest country on earth and condone what is going on in our country today? If the answer is police presence totally cool..I appreciate law and order! Pay police more and hire more of them! The life you save may be your own; the drug free existence may be that of your child!
Ted nugent for president! Wake up AMERICA before it's too late,when guns are outlawed the outlaws will have guns, and he's right on about the food stamp farce. You could buy food stamps for half the cash they are worth all day,every day so the owners can buy drugs and booze.I have worked at places and seen yhis many times. A VIETNAM VET.
As a firearm owning sportsman I think you are giving this nuget crack-pot way too much air time.
He does not help the situation he rants about.
But then maybe you realize that and it's why you give him all the air time?
Thanks but no thanks
My point, exactly, is that my rhigts end at another man's nose, Linoge. That is, they are contestable, and compete with each other. I make a presumption that both the right to property you accept and the right to sustenance the starving man asserts qualify as justice claims, and I point out that gun rhigts proponents don't accept the latter as valid, But I do not say anything about whether I agree with this, and you put words in my mouth by assuming I do not.You see no rhigts conflict because you see no right to survival to the starving man with no property (ability to pay) that is, your property right trumps the starving man's justice claim to food (which he asserts on the grounds that he has an inherent right to survival). Since a truly inherent right to survival would require distribution of sustenance without compensation if in fact intrinsic to humans it would not depend on your adjudication of the competing rhigts claims it looks like your natural survival right actually depends on the social relations infrastructure you prefer, in this case private ownership of the means of production embedded in a private market for food.No false dichotomy exists here these are competing rhigts claims, but one has little force because our shared understandings about rhigts without regard to their intrinsic nature. Since you react defensively to my suggestion that you believe you property rhigts trump a starving man's right to sustenance without regard to his ability to pay, I presume you sense the moral implications of this view.
This suggests that gun rgihts proponents believe that they need weapons in part to self-enforce their property rgihts against others’ right to survival. If so, this puts them in the position of arguing that competing rgihts claims can be adjudicated only by brute force–whichever party has more power can win the claim–or by development of social understandings which shame one party or another.False dichotomy yet another in your long line of logical fallacies. Apparently the concept of your rgihts end at another man's nose excaped you during your exmaination of the situation. Indeed, we all have an inherent right to exist. Likewise, we all have an inherent right to protect our property after all, that property is a product of me, my efforts, my work, my time. After a fashion, that property is me. However, those two rgihts are not, in any way, contradictory when applied to a starving man and an orchard-owner. While the starving man has as much right to exist as any other human being, he has no right to demand or take a product from another human without a duly-agreed upon compensation. But, then again, indicating that theft is a right is probably not a far step for someone drawing moral parallels between cattle and humans.
Sure, you have countries that have a higher (per capita) gun to person ratio than the U.S., and sure, they have a lower crime rate (Im talking about Switzerland). But there are SO many other variables in crime rate than JUST arming every person. While a gun saturated environment that happens to have a low crime rate shows correlation between the two, it doesn't necessarily identify the causality. And this is where Nugent's arguments fails, not because he is necessarily wrong, but because he only points and shouts at the correlation between the two and applies his own interpretation to it, instead of finding true, causal evidence. THIS is why his argument is invalid, because he jumps on the bandwagon without checking.
I heard from Ted Nuggent that there are statistics regarding firearms. From Pierce Morgan, nothing. No facts, no statistics, nothing. People are immediately calling Ted Nuggent a nut case, before he has spoken anything. OK, so I searched for anything regarding gun control. Not one survey or statistic that indicates that gun control stops violent crime. I found several that indicate that violent crime is deterred. Can anyone provide statistics from a legitimate source that proves gun control reduces violent crime? I have found nothing, and every statistics points to the opposite. Provide facts, not a bunch of unsubstantiated babble.
Ted Nugent is so repulsive and self righteous it's sickening. Talk about a hillbilly carnival barker. OMG. Hes the poster child of the Ugly American charicature.
Or moonbeam, maybe you are, after being brainwashed by socialist. Ted may be intense/extreme in his statements but if you look up the facts everything he said is true/factual, even if you don't like his style or delivery. Are you astute enough to overcome style for the substance/truth?
Seriously now, were calling people Socialists? As if having different economic ideals, other than capitalism, is a bad thing? Seriously, its frivolous comments like those that demean an argument.
I cannot believe Max Smart(unoriginal)and Larry Cline's racist remarks-you can't help it if your English !! Max if you knew anything about IRA terrorism believe me it wasn't tea drinking..AS for Individualist Americans you are born individual (DNA-DERRR) you don't have to prove it , it's a gimme, the whole idea of civilisation is to get along with each other, that doesn't mean losing your individuality it means gaining it. The reason you have an elite sports team is that their brilliance shines through because they have total confidence in each others abilities...in other words we are great because of other people. Unfortuneatly there will always be exploited people who will exploit others and it goes down the chain, that is how a society implodes and therefore very easy to manipulate. Don't listen to what people say look at their actions and what they've achieved. You can say anything you like but it doesn't make it true. Go to the next level.
"you can't help it if your English"....it beez you're....so you can't help it if you are American
"whole idea of civilisation"....please insert a "z" where required...American educated
Unpatriotic. Disgusting. Sad. That was very unfortunate. I can't believe I watched the entire thing. When he sang at the end, I almost threw up – it was that bad. Terrible person = Terrible music
Thank you for having Ted Nugent on your show this evening, it keeps
the debate alive. Since the Supreme Court Heller & McDonald opinions, all
gun control laws in this country are now at risk. The only way to solve
the problem, which is too many guns, too easy access, is to take it head on,
and that is by Repealing the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and then imposing
a progressive tax on gun possession. I have a draft of such Resolution and
Legislation on my web site at http://www.mjbarkl.com/run.htm .
–Mike Barkley, Candidate for Congress,
In September of last year I was robbed at gunpoint while in the local Community College parking lot. The lot is right across from the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. Piers Morgan wasn’t there. Jim Brady wasn’t there. Paul Hemlke wasn’t there. No anti-gun advocate was there. The police weren’t there. I was completely on my own.
I didn’t give up my wallet quickly enough, and my assailant hit me in the face with his pistol. At that point I let go of my wallet. Piers Morgan, Jim Brady, and Paul Helmke still weren’t there. No anti-gun advocate was there. Neither were the police.
My robber strolled casually away. Piers Morgan, Jim Brady, and Paul Helmke still weren’t there. There still weren’t any anti-gun advocates around. The police still weren’t there. I called 911. Somewhere between fifteen and twenty minutes later the police showed up. Across the street. I had to wave them down to get them to the scene.
The rest of my day was spent making a police report, getting a picture of the cut on my nose taken, cancelling my debit card, and getting a new drivers license. I lost all of my professional association cards and other personal items. The robber gained a twenty dollar bill.
I now have a License To Carry a Handgun, three handguns of different types, another on order, and several holsters. I go armed wherever I can. Why? Because I know that nobody will be there to defend me if it ever happens again. There will certainly be no anti-gun zealots, and when seconds count the police will be minutes away.
Nugent, obnoxious though he may be at times, is right. Piers and the antis are wrong. I’m responsible for my own self defense. We all are. Nobody else, certainly not the anti-gun crowd, will do it for us. They simply won’t be around.
The statistics also support the pro-gun arguments, though it would seem the antis don't much like it.
I offer the following prayer: May what happened to me happen to everybody who wants to disarm me.
Ur lucky u only got ur wallet stolen,pahaps with a gun you would have been dead by now or vice versa.at least nobody was killed
You poor creature.
Whatever ur smoking is bad for you
Hah, Italy demonstrators rally against Berlusconi
You people need to get a grip on ierlaty and face the fact that your value system seriously underminds the freedoms which you supposedly defend...Answer this...how come the only college campuses without a major shooting in the last 10 years are ones that have allowed students to carry firearms? It takes an idiot who has no clue about human nature and lives in some dope-smoking lala land to think that an unarmed citizenry is the answer to less crime and that the government should be a nanny to a people that can't wipe their own butts (which is bascially what liberals think simply because that's how they are).
What makes you think the antis care to defend our freedoms? Piers clearly isn't interested, he'll just slip back to England if things go bad. Daniel can't spell, much less think, so he'll be no help. Michael Barkley wants an anti-gun amendment and tax on ownership, so he's pretty clearly defenseless. Davis Hawn lauds Cuba without ever realizing that the people there get shot by the government and can't do a thing about it. They're sheep. They won't be of any help, except to pile up and use as cover.
Nugent, while sometimes annoying, had the facts on his side. Piers lost the exchange. Since this aired Piers has been back with more inane commentary, never actually wasting a lot of time thinking about why he's wrong. He's an entertainer and no more, much like a liberal Rush Limbaugh. Just trying to grab ratings. Want to do something to help? Don't watch his show.
Umm excuse me but the Cuban "sheep" are still enjoying the pasture while many highschool students are decomposing in their graves and politicians walk around with holes in their brain. Last month, more lives were lost to gun fire in New Orleans than in Afghanistan! Forty percent of Cubans ARE armed..just not the public.The average Cuban is FAR more educated than the average American...turn on Judge Judy and listen to the average American. Cubans are disciplined, educated, and have FAR more respect than most Americans alive today.Cubans dont have access to the drugs like any American of any age has on most city streets! Couple that with the FACT that more tenth graders in the U.S. smoke marijuana than cigarettes..and give them a gun???
Meth, crack, heroin are apple pie in America and you want to serve it with a side order of assault rifles?
Ive walked the downtrodden neighborhoods of Havana in the middle of the night with NO, repeat NO. fear! You cant say that about most American cities because of the prevelance of guns in uneducated, disrespectful hands attached to drug influenced brains.
At least I can understand "that" problem. YOU on the other hand are unintelligible. America has a worldwide reputation for drugs and violence and you are a shining example of why that is! Thanks bud!
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