Rock legend Ted Nugent interviewed with CNN’s Piers Morgan in a Texas gun shop to talk, well, guns. As most would expect, Morgan began baiting Nugent by asking “in the least inflammatory way possible,” to explain why any American needs to own an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
After first offering prayers to the Chris Kyle and Littlefield families, Nugent told Morgan to “take it to the bank” that he would never understand the true purpose of firearms.
Then Nugent blasted Morgan over his apparent “obsession with guns” and told him to leave responsible American gun owners “the hell alone.”
Morgan had just shot an AR-15 at a local gun range and said he was surprised by the power it possessed.
“You don’t understand that it’s a simple inanimate tool that tens of millions of American families own that have never caused a problem, never had an accident and will never commit a crime,” Nugent said.
Morgan countered by saying 100,000 Americans get hit by gunfire each year.
“Let me stop you there, because I’ve been hearing you say this and you’re so full of crap. Listen to me, that statistic includes bad guys shot by cops and intruders shot by homeowners. So that figure is bogus,” Nugent shot back.
Then Morgan explained that 18,000 people commit suicide using a gun every year in the U.S., to which Nugent quickly replied: “Japan has a higher suicide rate and they aren’t allowed to get downwind of a gun. You’re turn.”
“Do you care about murders?” Nugent pressed. “Or do you only care about about murders with guns?”