Rock musician and gun rights activist Ted Nugent listens to US President Barack Obama deliver his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on February 12, 2013 at the US Capitol in Washington. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
(Jason Howerton) - Outspoken rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent was unimpressed with President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, especially the part about gun control. He said the president is just spewing “more nonsense” that will not help stop shootings from occurring.
Nugent, dressed in a sport coat, jeans and cowboy boots, attended the State of the Union address as a guest of Texas GOP Rep. Steve Stockman.
“Nothing [Obama] proposes or nothing he’s been proposed would have stopped any of the shootings. None of those shooters are gonna register anything,” Nugent said, surrounded by reporters on the House floor following Obama’s speech.
He continued: “Canada finally abandoned its multibillion waste of a C68 gun law where goose hunters and farmers had to register their squirrel rifles. And it didn’t do anything to reduce crime or save any lives…Who doesn’t know this? Who doesn’t know that registration and limitation on magazine capacity and the color of guns has anything to do with saving lives and reducing crime?”
Every time Obama gives a “flowery” speech, he either does “the opposite or nothing at all,” Nugent explained, adding that “nothing will be improved.”
However, that’s not to say that Nugent didn’t enjoy any part of Obama’s speech.
“My favorite part is when I couldn’t hear clearly because then I didn’t have to get angry,” he added.
Well, at least that’s something.