In a recent interview with Piers Morgan on CNN, legendary guitarist and a rabid gun rights supporter Ted Nugent had a bit of an explosive discussion with the popular host.
When asked to explain "in the least inflammatory way possible" why Americans need weapons such as AR-15 assault rifle in their homes, Nugent had nothing but words of praise for all the gun owners in the US.
"99.99% of the gun owners of America are wonderful people that you are hanging around with here today. Perfectly safe. Perfectly harmless. Wonderful, loving, generous, giving, caring people. Would you leave us the hell alone? Go after the nutjobs, go after the murderers, because I don't know any."
"We need to lock up the bad guys and when people show dangerous, murderous intent, which every one of these mass murderers showed - all their neighbors, their family, their teachers, their fellow students, they all knew they were crazy but, Piers, we didn't stop them because we're worried about hurting their feelings. We have a madman problem in America... let's focus on that and leave the rest of us alone."
The guitarist even went on to attack Morgan calling him obsessed with guns.
"Do you care about murders, or do you only care about murders with guns? I think you're obsessed with guns", said Nugent.
Finally, when asked whether he thinks America will be safer with the increased sales of semi-automatic guns, Nugent has nicely summed up his views by saying: "Absolutely. An armed society is a polite society."
So what are your opinions on this one, are you with the guy or not? Should all Americans be allowed to have automatic rifles in their homes and should Nugent be so vocal about his gun views or simply stick to music? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.