Ted Nugent offers school ‘commandos’ as mass shooting solution

Republican rock musician and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent on Friday denounced proposed gun law reform and suggested installing ‘commandos’ in schools to combat mass shootings repeated. Nugent is pictured during a concert at the DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan on August 13, 2019.
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Rock musician and conservative activist Ted Nugent has slammed efforts to toughen gun laws, while suggesting ‘commandos’ inside schools could be a better way to tackle mass shootings .

Nugent made the proposal during an interview on Newsmax TV’s Friday edition. Eric Bolling Balance. Republican rocker, former National Rifle Association board member and longtime opponent of gun control, blamed school shootings on ‘White House monster’ and a ‘culture of depravity’ before claiming that reducing the number of doors in schools and installing a militarized police officer inside each school could be a solution.

“Secure those goddamn schools,” Nugent said. “I mean, one entry point, all other entrances locked. Have a real commando. I mean a real tuned guy who’s trained in tactics, firepower and crime. And make him look for trouble. Not one to casually walk around.”

“Have a commando that values ​​the lives of these children,” he added. “And have this commando – a well-trained individual with tactical abilities – look for trouble and stop it before it happens. [starts].”

Nugent went on to praise “Big” Sheriff Carmine Marceno of Lee County, Florida for “securing the perimeters of his schools.” Marceno, who is called ‘The Florida Law and Order Sheriff’ recently came under fire for posting the photo and ‘perp walk’ of a 10-year-old boy he arrested for what he called it a “false threat” against his primary school.

Nugent also accused actor Matthew McConaughey of being ‘blindline’ for speaking out in favor of tougher gun laws in the wake of last month’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. in the actor’s hometown of Uvalde, Texas.

During a speech at the White House earlier in the week, McConaughey argued that passing laws to address mass shootings “shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” saying there was no “no Democratic or Republican value in a single act of these shooters” and that lawmakers had “failed to act” due to partisanship.

Nugent said the proposals supported by McConaughey – which include “red flag” laws, stricter background checks, longer waiting periods and raising the age required to purchase an assault rifle from 18 to 21 – would not “save a life”.

“He has no answers,” Nugent said. “It’s feel-good and emotional stuff from an isolated, distant Hollywood perspective. And I know he’s not your typical, you know, out-of-touch Hollywood celebrity. Because he lives here in Texas, he likes to hunt, he has guns.”

Nugent ended his interview on Friday by lashing out at “the left,” for claiming “the gun owners of America…kind of don’t have empathy,” saying he and his woman “crying tears of blood” after each mass shooting.

“We actually recommended systems by which lives could have been saved,” Nugent said. “They’re rejecting it because they’re not interested in saving lives. They want to disarm America for their latest feat of total control.”

Newsweek contacted Nugent for additional comments.


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