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NRA’s Ted Nugent Jokes About Gunning Down South Central LA Residents Like Feral Hogs

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The Huffington Post

Here’s a question.

Why is it that National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent gets away with joking about machine-gunning South Central Los Angeles residents from a helicopter, equating them with the feral hogs he likes to hunt in the same manner?


In a profile that appeared in the Washington Post‘s Sunday magazine last weekend, Nugent detailed how he befriended Texas governor Rick Perry while at the same time offering a policy solution to the state’s feral hog problem:

Nugent says it was at his suggestion that Perry, dealing with feral hog populations that were destroying crops, signed a controversial law allowing private hunters to shoot the animals from helicopters. Nugent has been up more than once, using an automatic rifle and donating the meat to Hogs for a Cause, a Christian ministry that provides game meat to food pantries.

According to the article’s author, “it’s a story he loves to tell” and that he repeated during a paid appearance before an association of entrepreneurs in San Antonio:

“Lots of places have a hog problem,” Nugent said. “In Texas, the hogs have a Ted problem.” He described the giddy joy of shooting from the open copter with an M4 machine gun. “And four hours later I had 450 dead hogs,” he said to loud applause. Then he added an afterthought that produced ample laughs: “And now if they would just take me to South Central. … Okay! I kid.”

Made infamous nationally by the 1992 riots that broke out after the Rodney King verdict, the New York Times characterized South Central as a “national symbol of rage in a poor black neighborhood.” Today, the area is mostly Latino and is officially known as South Los Angeles.

That Ted Nugent is a ready source for controversial, often racist or sexist, quotes is nothing new and has been well documented. Equally evident is the Coulter-like pleasure he derives from the sputtering reactions that result from his inflammatory statements.

But shouldn’t a board member of a $219 million organization that likes to present itself as representing mainstream America be held accountable for wistfully joking in barely coded language about machine gunning hundreds of black people, hunting them like feral pigs? If it was any other organization besides the National Rifle Association, wouldn’t someone on the board say (and despite an abundance of white males, the NRA’s board does have women and minorities), quite simply, enough is enough? If such comments wouldn’t pass muster at the Food Network, shouldn’t they raise concerns at, as the NRA likes to call itself, “America’s longest-standing civil rights organization”?

9 thoughts on “NRA’s Ted Nugent Jokes About Gunning Down South Central LA Residents Like Feral Hogs

  1. Ted Nugent is a most reprehensible character. I remember when he was making his hit records. I love all kinds of Rock music and I likes some of his but Ted never made any bones about the fact that he didn’t give a shit about the music. He wrote strictly to make the money. I saw him on a talk show once talking about how his music was actually just shit. Beefed up Boogie-Woogie for the kids.
    Ted is just a money- grubbing piece of republican Shit. A user and a con-man. Ted Nugent. I don’t suppose his music did any harm and as I say; a lot of us liked it. It was raunchy and spoke to the rebellious rock counter-culture I have always been proud to be a member of.
    But Ted was wrong. Not all rock music is like his. Much is intended to spread a message like most music. It is telling a story about life and love and hate and…life.
    Teds music was designed to get kids hyped to the max. Make them angry and violent. make them feel like random killers with no respect for anything real and honest. Hedonistic, purposely inciting, rage.

    Ted is a phony. A capitalist of the worst kind. Fuck Ted Nugent and his disingenuous performances; musical and otherwise.


  2. Nugent, big-mouth, low-life, has-been, hateful, vengeful, ignorant, despicable, draft-dodger, anti-american, useless piece of shit coward! And I’m being nice. Well, he’s got low friends in high places to get away with this kind of talk, and this very cruel way to “hunt”. He’s always had a problem being humane. But then, perry, his new BFF, is just as bad. Why isn’t he being investigated? Because the FBI doesn’t think he’s bad enough. He’s supposed to be dead or in jail by now,(his words) why isn’t he?


  3. That’s the thing about today’s shallow citizenry. They’ll listen all day long to the Nugents, Kardashians, and Housewifes of Who the Hell Cares, but will instantly turn off any substantial news about our government or the economy. We are getting earfuls of Nugent Bull because that is what we are demanding.


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