"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ted Nugent: Gun-free zone a crime unto itself

Law-abiding citizens shouldn't end up defenseless victims

By Ted Nugent, Texas Wildman

Sunday, December 14, 2008

There is no bigger advocate for criminal control than me, so long as we do not go about manufacturing criminals out of otherwise law-abiding people.

Enter New York Giants player Plaxico Burress. He accidentally blew a hole in his leg with his Glock handgun while in a New York City nightclub. His list of crimes against responsible gun handling is too long to share with you here. He's a Numbnut of the Year award winner.

Ah, but this is even more idiotic: New York City is going to throw the Sullivan Gun Law book at Burress for merely having a handgun.

Only a select few people are given permits to carry a gun in the Big Apple. For this, Burress could get quite a few years at the Cross Bars Hotel.

Criminal thugs, of course, are not deterred from carrying guns by New York City's draconian gun laws. Mayor Blowhard Bloomberg and other Big Apple elected buffoons who forbid NYC citizens from defending themselves are complicit in turning innocent, law-abiding citizens into defenseless victims.

By review: Gun-free zones, are a murderer's dream zone.

With the recent Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, Burress' legal sharks should argue that New York City's restrictions violate the Second Amendment.

While the media spotlight has been on Burress, a little-reported story is more telling.

St. Louis Alderman Charles Quincy Troupe stated that people should indeed get guns and carry them in order to protect themselves, as cops clearly can't be everywhere. His point is undeniable.

Our Founding Fathers wrote extensively about a person's right and obligation to carry a gun for self-defense. To be unarmed and helpless is irresponsible. In the eyes of everyone I know, it is unforgivable.

The world watched in horror as terrorists in Mumbai, India, killed almost 200 people and wounded more than 300 others. The unarmed victims were slaughtered like defenseless sheep. It took Indian SWAT teams hours to even begin to respond and more than three days to finally wipe out the killers. I like bad guys wiped out before the carnage.

Attack coming soon

Terrorism and security experts all expect America to be hit again soon. While I salute President Bush, our intelligence agencies and lawmen who have prevented these monsters from attacking us for eight years, we all know such an event is not a matter of "if" but "when." Therefore, it is incumbent for our laws to allow us the means to protect ourselves from these terror monsters.

Imagine terrorists simultaneously attacking a number of hotels in Manhattan, or an event at Madison Square Garden or Central Park. As good as they are, it would take hours or days for the New York City's finest to kill or capture all of the terrorists.

Now try to imagine the same scenario if New York City residents were allowed to carry guns to protect themselves. At least they would have a fighting chance. Not today.

Thanks to its well-body-guarded mayor and other anti-freedom bureaucrats, New York City residents would be as helpless as the victims in Mumbai.

Prosecuting Burress and others for carrying a gun sends a message to terrorists: "Come to the Big Apple. We're defenseless."

Ted Nugent is a Waco-based musician and televison show host. Contact him directly at tednugent.com.

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