Ted Nugent has risked the wrath of outraged Americans by urging U.S. citizens to stand by the country's gun laws in the aftermath of the Connecticut shooting.

"No thank U... full time tax paid for security toting the very firearms they wish to deny we the people... 300 million American guns were not misused again this week - leave us the hell alone"

The musician, who is a keen hunter and outdoors man, has long supported Americans' right to bear arms and he is adamant politicians should not look to change the law following the shooting of 20 young children at a school in Newtown on Friday.

Six adults at the school were also killed in the rampage, allegedly perpetrated by 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who also reportedly shot dead his own mother before turning his gun on himself.

The horrific incident has sparked debate over whether American politicians should tighten up the country's laws on gun control, but Nugent has now risked offending grief-stricken citizens by making a series of barbed comments on his Twitter.com page.

He writes, "Our family is phenomenal loving we take our kids huntin so we don't hafta (have to) hunt for our kids... More than 100 million lawful gun owners would be punished and restricted due to the criminal abuse by .00001 per cent (it) is pure insanity.

"No thank U (sic)... (Politicians have) full time tax paid for security toting the very firearms they wish to deny we the people... 300 million American guns were not misused again this week - leave us the hell alone".

  1. by Mr Firearms 19th Dec 2012 13:02

    I believe that Mr. Ted Nugent is correct for not being on the band wagon.
    Out of all of the firearms that are in the hands of responsible people, and the ones that take firearm safety to heart, it is unfair that this incident be the outlook on the nation.
    This could have happened anywhere at anytime.
    It is not difficult to find weapons anywhere... to look into lower capacity magazines ?! That is ridiculous. They will find a way to obtain more magazines.

    To make background checks mandatory for private and retail sales more efficient?! Stupid thought, but how many of the people that have done all of these shootings actually OWNED that hand gun or rifle??

    So what is really behind the story... the shooters mother possibly impregnated by a boyfriend, a discussion pursues that morning between the child and mother about raising someone in the house, he freaks out, then has the thought of mercy killing because its the closest place with children?
    Clearly his mentality is of a disease, so who knows what happened!
    Someone with an avoidance personality must have something lurking in their mind, it more than likely allows too much time for thought... so now is everyone with Aspergers a target? Will these kids be singled out in school and bullied or hazed?
    This nation needs a wake up.
    Federal funding should be placed into mental health and avoidance, not gun control. Here in the capital of North Carolina there have been numerous mental health facilities closed down due to funding... hmmm, makes one wonder.

  2. by Larry Linn 19th Dec 2012 15:59

    Teddy Boy, Nancy Lanza had a lot of guns, followed the laws, and she had training as well. It backfired on her.

  3. by Butch 21st Dec 2012 03:57

    Nugent is 100% right. Laws do not stop criminals, bullets do. gun free zones are just killing fields for these nuts and will continue to be as long as there are gun free zones. Those children could have been saved if someone would have listened to Nugent before now and took heed to his warnings. I recall seeing an old interview Nugent had with pierce morgan where he stated those exact facts. " When you trade freedom for security you get neither"

  4. by Betty Flint 22nd Dec 2012 00:10

    I agree with Ted Nugent. I personally do not own a gun but if someone snaps and wants to kill, it does not matter if they have access to a gun, knife, bomb, or even a vehicle they will carry out what they want to do. Leave the gun owners alone. Putting this in a way everyone will get is :

    We dont blame cars for drunk drivers,
    Why do we blame guns for violent crimes.

    People need to think about that before imposing more gun control laws.