Skip to comments.Exclusive: US rocker Ted Nugent's outrageous rant on UK knife crime
Posted on 07/19/2008 1:54:07 PM PDT by yankeedame
By Jody Thompson,
(What's this?)American rock star Ted Nugent has followed in Lily Allen's footsteps to be the latest celebrity to comment on the UK's knife crime problem.
However, unlike Lily, he's set to spark controversy with his outrageous views.
An advocate of hunting and gun-ownership rights, Nugent currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association and thinks the problem would stop if Britons were allowed to arm themselves with guns.
Talking mid-set during his gig at London's Indigo venue in the 02 Arena on Monday night, he said: "I understand that London has a knife problem. That's because you took everybody's guns away."
He continued: "If you had a f***ing gun you could shoot the motherf*****s with the knife. Do you need me to explain that to you dumb Limey motherf******? In Detroit, we don't have a knife problem. The knife motherf*****s got a Ted problem."
"'Oooh, he's got a knife, I'll pretend I'm from England'. [Imitates firing a gun]. Take that motherf****r. [Then pretends to call 911]: 'You might wanna bring a dustpan and broom because there's a big puddle of shit on the sidewalk'. That's what you call a deterrent. That motherf****r ain't gonna knife no-one ever again."
It's unlikely anti-knife campaigners are going to take Nugent's ideas seriously however.
As exclusively revealed in The Mirror today, one in five youngsters now claim they or their pals have been threatened with knives in the past year with an explosion of gangs being blamed.
Police figures to be released today are expected to show 25,000 stabbings were committed in England and Wales in the last 12 months.
A little tactless, but true.
Ted’s completely right
Yer dang skippy Ted.
Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.
Full bluntal Nugity...
Overt concern for being “tactless” and politically correct is what got England into the problems it faces today...
LOL!!! Oh, man, you’ve gotta love Ted! Hehehehehehe...
The only reason why this restrained statement of obvious truth is considered an “outrageous rant” is because Socialism is a mental disorder that prevents those afflicted from grasping basic logical concepts.
I think, however, that his words will ring entirely true with many British FReepers here, even if the delivery may be somewhat off-putting.
Ted’s aiming to be charged with a hate crime... It is a hate crime to hate crime, right? I get so confused...
Did you make that up yourself? I like it!
ROFL. I can just picture the Brits fainting and spilling their tea, and their nannies and butlers trying to revive them over hearing this. I wish I was an enterprising criminal with access to a ton of .38 snub-nosed revolvers. I’d sell them on the street for $100 bucks apiece, and be rich.
That rant is full of Nugenty goodness.
“Full bluntal Nugity...”
Let me guess... The anti-knifers are the same folks who were anti-gun.
BWWwhahahhhahahahhaaaa.... Amen, brother.
LOL!!! Oh, man, youve gotta love Ted! Hehehehehehe...
They aren’t smart enough to get what he’s saying.
I wonder how many shootings they had in a 12 month period before they took away everyone's guns......
I think it's time to give their guns back!
Ted is Ted. My former neighbor. ( Yes, he used to live a few houses down from me.)
You just got to LOVE Nugent!!
It’s a shame that we don’t more just like him!
That Ted— he’s a pip!
Then next it will be anti-pointed sticks.
They’d probably just arrest Ted if he went there. Its illegal to point how how badly they are failing.
Britain’s crime rate has spiraled out of control since they banned firearms. Now they’re going bonkers, over KNIVES?...
America’s crime rate, has gone down during the same time.
Are you familiar with Ted Nugent?
He was “there”: “Talking mid-set during his gig at London’s Indigo venue in the 02 Arena on Monday night”.
“In a world gone soft, somebody’s got to be hard.”
BBC correspondent discovers gun-owning America feels safe
The American Thinker
25 April 2008
Justin Webb, BBC’s North America editor, reports to UK listeners and readers on the “paradox” that America is less violent (and feels much safer) than Britain, where private hand gun ownership is banned.
Ted’s right, of course, but there’s something I don’t understand about the knife crime epidemic in Britland:
Once the populace was disarmed, the criminals still had guns, didn’t they? Lots of cheap handguns flooding in from former Soviet bloc and China.
But now, thugs would rather stab their victims than shoot them, even if illegal guns are available? It sounds like something truly insidious, a mass psychosis, is taking over the Brits. Violence that used to be the specialty of soccer yobbos (and they used fists, mostly) seems to be spreading like mass mental illness. Are the Brits so purposeless and disillusioned that turning on their fellow humankind is the only outlet remaining?
They didn’t arrest him for a hate crime? lol
Best use of the word f******!!!!
True but it's probably safer than London.
This is the Mirror, a left wing tabloid. ‘Nuff said.
Wow! I’d love to have Ted Nugent as my neighbor. Any stories?
And yes, Vision, I do know Ted Nugent. And I concede the more I think on it, the lamer my response sounds. Ted is Ted and the Brits need to smell the coffee-or the blood wafting from their streets.
TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND STABBINGS IN ENGLAND AND WALES IN THE PAST YEAR??? THAT IS THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS CRIME STATISTIC I HAVE EVER HEARD!! hOW does that compare with other countries? I would bet that’s twenty times the US’s statistic, even with our huge population difference/
Unarmed, we lose our citizen respectability.
you gotta love this guy!!
Not so complicated.
Guns are banned, and knives are banned. So only outlaws have guns, and knives.
Basically, it’s possible for a violent thug to achieve the same degree of one-on-one intimidation (perhaps even more) over a victim, with a knife, and knives are quiet.
Guns are really, really loud. Britain is a small, densely populated country. Shoot a gun, and about 3,000 people know about it, instantly.
In a country with cameras on ever corner, in the era of cell phones (and most likely, an array of directional mikes), an instant dragnet about 5 seconds after a gunshot is reported.
I would imagine, the bad guys figure they can get exactly the same results with a knive, with almost zero risk of being aprehended. All they need to do, is somehow mask their identity to recording devices while they make their getaway, so someone reviewing the tapes the next day, can’t figure out who they are.
Scott free. They know their victims are unarmed, so they’ve basically got free money.
The flip side of this is ... if potential victims had guns, that calculation, would be completely invalid.
In other words, Ted Nugent is *completely* correct.
But Britain is hysterical, and beyond thinking rationally about this.
Next step: Sharia.
Yes, I was thinking the same thing. I love Nugent and basically agree with everything he said with the exception of using Detroit as a good example. I think it has one of the worst crime rates in the country and also to some degree bans guns.
A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority,
and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media,
which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
to pick up a turd by the clean end.
By spreading this definition around, perhaps we can employ one of the more effective methods of deflating and defeating the fools who practice and promote it: RIDICULE.
Unless stopped and soon PC will DESTROY Western Civilization — if it hasnt already.
PASS IT ON!!
(Credit hereby given to my late cousin Karl Benton Clark for either creating this definition or bringing it to my attention
You can say that again!
“Then next it will be anti-pointed sticks.”
Sharpened pencils, man; they’re going to ban sharpened pencils. Brits will be doing all their writing with chalk and crayons.
” Best use of the word f******!!!! “
Double standard here . I don’t know how many times I read Freepers castigating funnyman George Carlin for HIS use ( overuse ? ) of the MF word ( and other epithets ) . I guess if George had been a Republican it would have been cool , right ? ; )
Britain's problem is deeper than just the gun ban. Although Britons have the same de jure right to use "proportional force" in self-defense, courts interpret this as the right to use one's fists only. Use of ANY weapon in self defense will heavier charges on the victim than on the criminal. In fact, the criminal will get invited over to George Monbiot's place for tea and crumpets while the victim rots in prison.
Did he ever stop by to borrow a motherf****ing cup of sugar? I bet he invited you over for a motherf****ing Barbecue!
Wait a minute, are we talking about Ted Nugent or Samuel Jackson?
NOTE; THIS WAS MEANT AS A JOKE. SO THOSE OF YOU WHO TEND TO GET A CASE OF THE VAPORS WHEN YOU READ A POST THAT WAS NOT DIRECTED AT YOU SHOULD GO READ ANOTHER THREAD BECAUSE I'M SURE THERE WILL BE A LOT OF POSTS LIKE THIS ON THIS THREAD.