Wednesday, April 18, 2012

More fertilizer than seed

Ted Nugent is making news again. Here's what he said at the National Rifle Association's annual convention:
"If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. If you can't go home and get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hated administration, I don't even know what you're made out of."

"We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November...any questions?"
Well, alrighty then. No questions here, Ted.

Honestly, though, that sort of rhetoric is more fertilizer than seed -- that is, it's far more likely to encourage those who already share Nugent's rage than it is to win new believers. It'll draw the attention of the Secret Service -- First Amendment rights notwithstanding, we could've predicted that -- but in terms of unseating the incumbent, it just won't get the job done.

I'm feeling the need to towel-off after Terrible Ted's trademark tirade, so I'll close this post with a few images that represent the "seedier" side of our right to keep and bear arms. The first two are covers from Remington publications aimed at young people's interest in shooting. The third is "Teaching the Young Idea How to Shoot," pulled from the pages of a 1922 issue of Outing.