By Hon. Julie Mogenis
Howdy Folks. Judge Julie here. Some may remember me as the host of a Versus program Huntin with the Judge or an NBC series World Wild Adventures. If not , all good as this new feature on American Outdoor News is not about that. The premise of this segment is to ask an interesting person one question that deals with a controversial issue. The person of interest has 5 minutes to answer. Just one question, no follow ups and no rebuttals. Rocker legend, renowned hunter, NRA Board member , and a strong 2nd Amendment spokesman, Ted Nugent was the first “person of interest”…….. resulting in A Sound Byte of Controversy.
Ted enters the interview abruptly and the conversation ensued
Ted: What is your dogs name?
Ted: What kind of name is that?!
Julie: His name is Mclintock, he likes John Wayne movies
Ted: That proves I’m deaf in one ear, even in my hearing aid, I got a hearing aid in there. I lost this one so I can’t really use the bucket model. So what do you need to know, I got all the answers you know that, don’t you?
Julie: I know, but see I got a stressful segment I’m doing [so I’m getting down with you] its ok, so if I go low you go lower?
Ted: Oh yes I can out limbo you mama, with my fake knees! So what do you need to know? You rocking?
Julie: Ok, what I need to know is, I’m doing a new segment for American Outdoor News
Ted: God bless American Outdoor News, in fact, it should be American Outdoor Nuge!
Julie: I like that! I like that! Anyway this is going to be rough for you because this is my first segment and I thought who else could do this with me? The segment is called....... “Sound-bites of Controversy”
Ted: Sound-bites of controversy? You mean like everything that comes out of my mouth?
Julie: You see I thought you’d be the [freedom-controversial, liberty-controversial] but here’s the hard part, ok, I ask a question and you only got 5 minutes.
Ted: Oh I can do it in four and a half
Julie:ok, that’s cool. So my concern is and you’re probably aware of this, there’s some states like Virginia, for example, that allow you to take your concealed carry permit by taking just an hour and a half course on a computer and you can buy it and carry your firearm in Virginia. So that’s contrary to what we here in Texas, yet at the same time we have like Federal legislation being proposed about the right or reciprocity of concealed carry permit. So my question to you is, how do you feel about that?
Ted: I’ll tell you how I feel about it; I’ll tell you how it is. God gave me the gift of life; I have a moral and spiritual obligation to defend my gift of life. I don’t need any paperwork from any other human being to authorize me to protect my gift of life. I have the right from God to keep and bear arms on planet earth to protect my life and the life of my family. That we have to get government paperwork for God-given rights is a manifestation of cultural deprivation that Americans continue to accept, that’s why I have goose bumps because if it wasn’t for the NRA we wouldn’t even have the right to defend our sacred gift of life. So we are working to get rid of all bureaucratic infringements on our birthright from God to keep and bear arms globally. And if you don’t get that, kiss my ass! You take your paperwork and shove it up you’re ass by the way. Any questions?
Julie: That’s a wrap guys…
Ted: The whole idea of getting permission from somebody to defend my life is offensive to my soul. So, Virginia’s got it wrong, Texas has it wrong. Everybody’s got it wrong unless you have a constitutional right to carry, which is if you are 18 years and you’re not a felon, you can carry a gun anywhere, everywhere you damn well please. That’s how I conduct myself and I have a permit, and it’s right here, Ok? See you later!