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NUGENT: Open letter to Joe Biden on guns

Home - by - January 2, 2013 - 16:45 America/New_York - 18 Comments

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‘Gun control’ won’t save lives


Congratulations on your appointment to lead a presidential commission to end gun-related violence.

As a National Rifle Association board member, husband, father, grandfather, law enforcement officer and genuinely concerned American, I too want nothing more than to see evil, senseless massacres stopped. I concur with the president and caring people everywhere: It’s time to end these slaughters.

As you gather your team to study massacres and how to stop them, I offer to you my services and a lifetime of expertise on guns in all their implementations. While I strongly differ with President Obama on many issues, I agree with him that we must work with all we can possibly muster to end these tragedies.

As you begin to formulate your thoughts on how to proceed with your task, I hope your starting point is to provide the president with the facts regarding these slaughters and to offer him common-sense recommendations that are void of a political agenda and will actually make a meaningful difference. If the American people smell a political agenda here, that will only bog down our efforts.

In the spirit of goodwill and a deep desire to end gut-wrenching, incredibly sad and senseless rampages, I offer you the following recommendations:

I encourage you to persuade the president to lead this effort by providing a number of public service announcements. The announcements should include watching out for each other, encouraging parents to be more involved in their children’s lives regarding entertainment choices, and knowing various indicators we should watch for in people who are unstable.

Clearly, the focus on solving these mass murders must be on the mentally ill. In almost every instance of mass killing, there were ample red flags and warning alarms that either were avoided or were not acted upon by mental health professionals, family members, friends and acquaintances. While I deeply respect an individual’s privacy and civil liberties, the American people need basic awareness of what indicators to look for regarding potentially violent, psychotic people. Our collective safety begins with being collectively vigilant.

You will find in your assessment that all of the massacres have occurred in gun-free zones. What gun-free zones create is an environment where good people are unarmed and virtually defenseless against an unstable person intent on committing mass murder. Gun-free zones are modern killing fields. I implore you to recommend that Congress pass a law to ban gun-free zones immediately.

Just like your full-time, armed security detail, qualified citizens with authorized, legal concealed-carry permits should be able to carry weapons virtually everywhere to protect themselves, their loved ones and innocents.



h/t  MadJack



  1. Bad Brad

    January 2nd, 2013

    Wang Dang Sweet Putang. Uncle Teds making way to much sense for these ass holes to absorb. It’s not about the loss of life to them. They want our weapons.

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  2. Unneutral

    January 2nd, 2013

    Pure simple common sense with a large heaping of truth thrown in.

    Too bad, that’s not relevant to any liberal agenda.

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  3. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 2nd, 2013

    I hope Uncle Ted wrote it in a laminated book with bright colors and pop ups. It’s the only way to get that Joey to concentrate!

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  4. joe6pak

    January 2nd, 2013

    I bet Ted is sitting by the phone right now waiting for a call from Joe.

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  5. Houston

    January 2nd, 2013

    Ted summed it up with the line, “Our collective safety begins with being collectively vigilant.”

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  6. OTA Mom

    January 2nd, 2013

    Uncle Ted still ROCKS!

    Funny how we’re not hearing anything from our Homeland (in)Security Director–wouldn’t “see something, say something” be even more timely? He should have cc’d her.

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  7. Birdie Num Num

    January 2nd, 2013

    It’s like writing a letter to a retarded chimp.

    The Vice Nincompoop of the US of Idiocracy.

    The Republic is through and we did it to ourselves through negligence and ignorance over the past 50 years.

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  8. What?

    January 2nd, 2013

    Thanks to going to many Ted concerts I can barely hear anymore.
    My mother said wear earplugs you’ll ruin your hearing. I look like a dork mom.

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  9. Left Coast Dan

    January 2nd, 2013

    Very well spoken, and sharply contrasts with the one-note liberal response.

    Meanwhile, in India, women are inundating police departments asking for gun licenses for some reason: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-01-01/delhi/36093841_1_gun-licences-inheritance-clause-delhi-cops

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  10. aleon

    January 2nd, 2013

    “It’s like writing a letter to a retarded chimp.”

    Now there’s a comment I could’ve run with, and being a conservative I’ve already been labeled a racist, so maybe I should. Damn that conscience of mine.

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  11. Death_By_Farts

    January 2nd, 2013

    I think Ted was a bit soft, I was expecting something along the lines of this.

    “Dear Joe,

    I can’t begin to even imagine a more dumb shit than you to be blessed with given the task to disarm the good citizens of America, leaving them defensless against thugs, thieves, murderers, and political criminals (like yourself and your ass-hole boss).

    Please re-consider what you are up against. You have about 50 percent of the American population who own roughly 260 million guns. They are NOT just going to hand them over. Does the Revolutionary War ring a bell to you?

    Secondly, you have over 30 red states in the Union, with Republican Gov’s and legislative majorities, who will pretty much tell you to go fuck yourselves if you expect them to confiscate any weapons in their states, and remember they’ll have the support of the state, local, and county Police on our side, not to mention each State National Guard who will take the sides of the populace against any federal Thug-Force who tries to confiscate weapons from law abiding citizens.
    You are paving the way to a bloodbath and a Civil War II.
    We outnumber you. You will lose.
    You can have our guns when and if you can pry them from our cold, dead hands.

    With respect,
    Ted Nugent”

    I like that one better.

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    January 2nd, 2013

    For now Ted is keeping the argument clean and to the point. Joe Biden is such a complete idiot he won’t understand a word of it though. :roll: When these asshat libs actaully do try to take our guns and do away with the 2nd Amendment you’ll see Ted go full postal ballistic. :mad:

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  13. Bad Brad

    January 2nd, 2013

    White House’s New Slogan,

    Never let a Mass Murder go to Waste.

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  14. RANDO

    January 2nd, 2013

    That was a well-reasoned and rational letter. Unfortunately it will go to waste, because gun-grabbers are neither reasonable nor rational.

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  15. Unruly Refugee

    January 2nd, 2013

    Don’t forget that Joe is smarter than everybody else. He’d probably wipe his ass with the letter if he didn’t have to have his personal nurse do that for him.

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  16. Geoff C. The Saltine

    January 2nd, 2013

    It will get down to this.
    Who will stand with Ted? And people like him (love them or hate them) on the front lines defending our rights.

    Are you one of the 3% that will not submit to the one or are you just flapping your lips. The choice is coming soon
    A belated Happy New Year to all at IOTW.

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  17. Wraith

    January 2nd, 2013

    This will likely make a great impact if Biden ever learns to read.

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  18. Nutjob

    January 2nd, 2013

    Damn near sounds like 1 of the founding fathers. Kudos Uncle Ted.

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