Ted Nugent Officially Proves His Insanity by Trying to Perpetuate His Delusions as Reality

posIt’s funny, whenever the gun debate is brought up it essentially turns into an argument between what actually causes gun violence, guns or mental illness.  Logic would dictate it’s both, but for the sake of argument let’s just blame all gun violence on mental illness for this article.

Would a sexual predator be too mentally ill to own a gun?  What about someone who was too mentally unstable to qualify for military service?  Well, what if they made a thinly veiled threat toward the life of the President of the United States?

How about if they did all three?  Still no?

Well, of course, most of you reading this know I’m referring to Ted Nugent.  A man who owns well over 200 guns.

Now I’ve maintained that if you’re too mentally unstable to serve in the military (which is what the military said about him when they rejected him for military service during the Vietnam War) then you’re too mentally unstable to own guns.

And even if all of that doesn’t sway toward my belief that Ted Nugent has no business owning guns, maybe his most recent comments will.  Because they’re a doozy.


During an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Nugent said:

“I’ve been a cop in Lake County, Michigan, since 1982 thereabout. I conduct federal raids with the DEA and ATF and U.S. Marshals and the FBI and Texas Rangers and heroes of law enforcement.

And we are re-arresting fugitive felons let out of their cages after murdering and raping and molesting children, carjacking. And we keep going after these guys.

The adrenaline is something like you will never experience, I hope you never have to experience it, but when we are done with these kinds of raids, we get together and our hearts are broken that we have to face these monsters. We call them mongrels. We call bad people who are destroying our neighborhoods mongrels.”

Sounds like Mr. Nugent is one hell of a bad ass, right?

Only one problem – none of it’s true.

Zero. 

During Politifact’s investigation, they got several comments from officials who couldn’t verify Nugent’s claims.

Lake Country, Michigan Sheriff Robert Hilts said that Nugent is a “reservist,” but also made sure to say that, “He’s never joined us for any raids. Fortunately, we don’t have those sorts of problems up here.”

He also went on to say that Nugent has no authority or official responsibility.

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) said, “We are not aware of him conducting any raids with us.”

They asked the Texas Department of Public Safety whether Nugent had joined Texas Rangers on raids. Press secretary Tom Vinger said, “In regards to your question about the Texas Rangers, that did not occur.”

Joe Moses, a 22-year veteran with the DEA said, “You would not have someone who didn’t hold the status of a police officer or federal agent participate in such an operation.”

When Politifact tried to contact Nugent, his assistant responded with the following statement:

“Ted has been active in the following: U.S. Marshall Service FALCON fugitive task force arrest raids in Texas.”

Though they wouldn’t provide any evidence of this.

In fact, the only thing they could find even remotely close to these claims was Nugent might have gone on a glorified ride-along with U.S. Marshals – though he wouldn’t have been allowed anywhere near the actual target the Marshals were going after.

Then there’s these comments he made about his experience at an FBI gun training facility comprised of video simulations: 

“Let me tell you, when the room goes dark and the video begins to roll, you become so totally engulfed in the scenario that you are 100 percent psychologically living the event as if it is real life.  It is no longer a video as far as your mind tells you.”

His entire “story” that he told CNN’s Erin Burnett seems like he took a couple of training experiences he participated in, then concocted some delusional reality where he really believes that he’s been out conducting raids with the ATF, DEA, FBI and U.S. Marshals.

Because there’s literally no evidence that a single one of these ridiculous claims could be true.

None. 


So you’re telling me that a guy who:

  • Is a self-admitted sexual predator.
  • Was too mentally unstable to serve in our military.
  • Made a veiled threat on the president’s life.
  • Concocted some delusional reality where he believes he participated in raids with several high-profile law enforcement agencies.

You’re telling me that guy isn’t mentally ill?  You’re telling me he should own over 200 guns?

Ted Nugent, in my opinion, defines what it is to be mentally unhinged.

And this completely made-up, delusional reality that he concocted while speaking with CNN’s Erin Burnett is just another great example showcasing just how mentally unstable Ted Nugent really is.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • buricco

    Well, they call him the Motor City Madman, don’t they? He certainly puts the “madman” in Motor City Madman.

    • Edward Przydzial

      and you add more stupid to the internet. 😉

  • Gary Menten

    It’s time to stop obsessing about Ted Nugent and giving him free publicity and a vehicle to promote his brand of insanity. Yes, he is a nutcase and always has been. No, I would not want to let him near my daughter. But frankly, Mr. Nugent doesn’t bring a single vote to the GOP. The Obama-hating and gun crazy white bigots that follow his rants are already there, firmly embedded in that delusional mob we call the Tea Party. They would be there with him or without him, and nothing any of us says or does will change their minds.

    Focus instead on the GOP candidates that are running for office, the idiot message they are spreading and raise money to fight against them.

    • Pipercat

      Unfortunately, some of those candidates have used Teddy as a campaign stooge. Greg is probably the trend setter.

      • Gary Menten

        The people who are going to vote for those bat-shit crazy candidates will do it with or without Nugent going to bat for them. Focus on the batshit-crazy candidates instead is what I’m saying.

      • Mellybear

        The problem is that Ted the Ped helps to whip the ignorant, potentially violent, racist, bigoted, misogynistic masses into a froth. They hold this degenerate up as a “great American” and refuse to acknowledge the trail of slime he leaves behind. Like cockroaches that scatter with the light, they need to be confronted with reality to show themselves for the hateful people they really are.

      • Edward Przydzial

        you described liberals… thanx. 😉

      • Guest

        Your tinfoil hat needs adjustment.

      • Gary Menten

        Your tinfoil hat needs adjustment. You probably also need a “Foxectomy. “

      • Gary Menten

        Yeah, but these clowns are a lost cause who vote Republican anyway. They will continue to elect Batshit-crazy members to the House and occasionally to the senate because they vote in carefully gerrymandered districts in which Democrats or anyone sane have no chance of winning.

        I’m more interested in focusing on on candidates who can be defeated, than on their messengers.

      • Pipercat

        I’m in Texas, they’re all bat shit crazy and kicking the shit out of each other here in the primaries. A bit of consolation watching them eat their own..

      • Edward Przydzial

        spin, spin, spin…

      • Pipercat

        Before or after you rinse, rinse, rinse?

      • Gary Menten

        Do they serve popcorn?

      • Pipercat

        Shit no, tums and Pepto….

    • Bill Johnson

      Well said!!!!

      • Edward Przydzial

        carpet bagger.

      • Gary Menten

        I’ll take carpetbaggers over Teabaggers any day.

      • bailey78

        Bush is a carpet bagger. Bet you just love the lies he told to get us into a war his daddy couldn’t win.

    • barb1

      That’s true, but in my opinion this man is a danger to society. He is showing every time he makes an appearance that he is a psychopath. That would in itself be a concern. The fact that he is heavily armed makes it especially troubling. People like this are the ones who wake up one day, read something or hear something that sets them off, and before you know, innocent people are dead. I just pray that he is being monitored.

      • KingRatt

        Every democrat is a danger to society what are you doing about them?

      • Edward Przydzial

        they do this… they attack patriots. they spread their liberal progressive trash here… that’s all the carpet bagging democrats are good for, hands in your pockets as usual.

      • Gary Menten

        I guess your definition of “Patriot” is “mentally unstable, bigoted sexual predator.” However that definition pretty much fits most of the GOP, meaning he’s nothing special.

      • TaxPaying American Voter

        Freddy Mercury wants his mustache back.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        hows the collapse of the regressive white ytrash tea party scum doing? Arizona? texas??
        ………..keep crying

    • Ty Ellison

      I disagree. As long as the GOP continue to legitimize Nugent either by inviting him to campaign or attend the State of the Union address, or by their silence in condemning him, everyone should continue to make a direct connection from the racist, sexist, cowardice of Nugent to the GOP.

      • Edward Przydzial

        rules for radicals…

      • Ty Ellison

        “Rules for radicals”? Really? Was it “rules for radicals” when Fox News had Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright on 24-hour rotation? As recently as a few years ago, a right-wing PAC was STILL trying to create an issue with Rev. Wright.

  • polliwogg

    I fully expect to see ole Teddy on the news, soon. Holed up in a self made fortress screaming, “You’ll never take me alive” while shooting at the law enforcement team and the news helicopters hovering overhead.

    • xnerd

      One can only hope

      • Edward Przydzial

        hope and change? didn’t obamaturd use that? you mean rope and chains… ask marxist buffoon biden about that.

      • xnerd

        The fact that you would call anyone in this government a marxist is a horrifying indictment of the United States Education system

        Please stop your are embarrassing yourself.

    • Mike Minyen

      Now that would be awesome !

    • ractols

      Never gonna happen – he’s too much of a coward to engage anyone that would actually shoot back.

      • barb1

        Exactly. My concern is that an innocent will be the target of his rage. He is quite unstable. Add in all the firearms and I believe you have a tragedy waiting to happen. I hope I’m wrong,

      • Edward Przydzial

        no you don’t… 😉 all “shooters” of the past are registered DEMOCRATS. liar…

      • Gary Menten

        Source please?

      • Dave

        He has none. Just another Nazi troll.

      • Edward Przydzial

        good liberal you are trash.

      • Dave

        Ed stay in your moms basement and STFU.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      agreed,,,,,,,,,,,,he will take himself out

      • Edward Przydzial

        you should take yourself to get mental help…

      • Gary Menten

        Forget the Foxectomy.” What your stupidity is terminal.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        hey ed——————- can U help me? I really want 2 be just like all of you low IQ inbred small dicked LOSERS who PRAISE JEEEEESUS and suck weenie in church
        can U show me the way?

    • Edward Przydzial

      keep dreaming liar. all ‘shooters’ so far a democrats. fact.

      • Dave

        Bullshit.

  • DaltonOriginal

    Enough with the wasted media coverage. Insanity runs through the veins of the republican party and most everyone knows this. Before long they all will be messing themselves and laying in it! Oh wait… they already do that with their speeches!

    • Edward Przydzial

      obamatrons agree…

      • DaltonOriginal

        Trolls are out early this Saturday morning….

  • robingee

    “I also work in the Special Victims Unit in NYC. I’ve solved over 500 cases! Then I was in Miami where I would make snarky comments while putting on my sunglasses. I recall The Who was playing.”

    • Guest

      “I also slap movie-quoting smart-alecs upside the head, buy Caf-Pow for my perky-goth forensics whiz, get narked when my tech-geek says thing I don’t understand, and build a 20ft boat in my basement each year.

      “AND I get it out in one oiece every time.”

  • Tracye

    funny, he thinks he is some sort of a badass, heroic human being. in reality, he is nothing but an insane, murderous pedophile who can only hunt the unarmed, innocent animal with his arsenal of automatic weapons and arrows, there is nothing noble about this pile of excrement. he is a threat to our planet and the fragile ecosystems, as well as to our national security with his mindless rantings.

    • Edward Przydzial

      liberals are the TRUE danger not ted nugent. sorry.

      • Dave

        Your comments all Nazi propaganda. You need to quit watching the Fox Nazi Channel, ya troll. Get back under your bridge.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        ed is correct!!!! liberals ARE the danger,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        the danger of keeping America moving away from regressive white trash crybaby scumbags such as ED

  • RadarCam

    if he owns as many guns as you say… and is as ill as you say…. wouldn’t it kinda kill the philosophy that either guns OR illness kills people?, because so far as I am aware, he has yet to do that. seems like he would be a poster child for everything that is wrong with the idea of people having guns… instead, he is just an idiot. a -not murderous, multiple gun toting, president threatening, draft dodging, mentally unstable functional idiot… and yet no one is dead…
    NEXT!

    • Pipercat

      Nice straw man!

    • TaxPaying American Voter

      Yet.

      • Edward Przydzial

        keep frothing at the mouth stooge. hold your breath and let’s see if you can wait until the patriot does what you say…

    • Michelle McBride

      or we just haven’t found the bodies yet, he does spend a lot of time in the woods.

      • Edward Przydzial

        accusations… another good libtard telling lies online…

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        let us all give a hearty thank u to ED– we love reading his overdone euphemisms such as “libtard”
        ……..sounds like ed sucks the inverted tete of all regressive crybabies in america

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      said the same stuff in retrospect about jim jones,,,,,,,,,,,,,until:::::

      • Edward Przydzial

        you’re a real dumb ass.

      • Dave

        Fuck you Ed. You look like a dork.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        that is correct ed—
        luckily I am not nearly as “SMART” as you are.
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,hows the church thing going? still sucking huckabees small weenie?

    • Edward Przydzial

      liberal agenda. spread disinformation.

  • Judy Jackson

    Nugent is bat shit crazy, no doubt about it.

    • Edward Przydzial

      and you should know what bat shit crazy is… 😉

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        ed is correct again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, we DO know!!
        we have small dicked losers such as you to remind us of what bat shit actually is-
        we thank U ed

  • hdusey

    I say let this moron be a spokesman for the Republican party…. sure as heck can’t hurt Democrats!!!!

    • Edward Przydzial

      democrats own OBAMACARE. this will hurt the left because they own it.

  • TaxPaying American Voter

    I didn’t realize he was one of the first crack babies.

    • Edward Przydzial

      poor deluded troll. keep playing…

      • Dave

        Ed is the troll. Come on kinda late too.

  • Edward Krebbs

    Usually when someone lies to me I tend to not believe the other things they say. In this case, would the ATF and FBI take the risk of this guy contaminating their evidence leading to the case being thrown out of court ? Is Ted gonna tell us next that he flys secret stealth fighter missions for the CIA ? (Actually, with the history of the CIA in undisclosed drug and mind control experiments, I might actually believe that there was an actual link between him and the CIA).

    • Edward Przydzial

      and dumb leftists think the cia is gonna tell them anything? law enforcement doesn’t reveal agents or names… you trolls.

  • sherry06053

    Will someone explain to me why CNN interviewed him? All he is, is a has-been guitar player from the 70’s. Yes, he’s nuts. Yes, he should have his guns taken away, but why interview him on a news network? I didn’t see it, and I would get it if it was FOX, but CNN? I thought they were “real” news. I could be wrong. And to the writer of this article – Clifton…I would watch my butt if I were you, because he IS nuts! And delusional. And I could see him thinking it was okay and justified to shut you up…jus’ sayin’…facts don’t seem to matter to him and he is not a rational human being. But I am sure you thought of this.

    • Gabriel Gentile

      Allow me to introduce myself, my name is the American News Media. My job is NOT to inform you. My job is NOT to educate you. My job is to spew sensationalist rhetoric, innuendo, rumors and half-truths in order to fill you with fear and paranoia so you’ll be too scared shitless to turn away from your television screen lest you risk missing the “latest development which might save your life”. Why? Because the longer you watch, the higher my ratings get, and the higher my ratings get, the more sponsors are willing to pay to advertise on my programs.

      Now sit down, tune in, shut up and buy this shit.

      • Edward Przydzial

        democrat spin cycle.

      • Dave

        God Ed You are boring. Your comments are all the same.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        his cat is typing as he dictates
        ed cannot write: hes a regressive

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        we wanna catch up to white trash regressive crybaby liars on FOX “news”……………… so far we aren’t close

    • Edward Przydzial

      cnn put him on so democrats have someone to bash. 😉

  • FoShizzle

    Where it begins & ends for me: Why would captains of industry news give airtime to a shock based self idealized warrior wanna be demagogue? It’s up to the general public to inform news outlets we prefer straight journalism, not “entertainment journalism.” When I want “entertaining news”, I gladly tune into The Daily Show or Colbert Report, Faux News for self torture, Entertainment Tonight if I gave two cents about the Kardashians, ESPN for sports. If Miley Cyrus is twerking in a thong at the MTV awards, I feel ashamed for our nation when it’s front page news. Teddy boy belongs on Entertainment Tonight and/or Faux News. Showcasing a freak show like Nugent is not responsible reporting, the stations need to be held accountable.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      don’t forget the latest white trash TV show— the arm wrestling crap!!

      • Edward Przydzial

        speaking of white trash…

      • Dave

        Edwards is trash. Poser, just like Ted.

      • crabbyj

        …you pop in with a reply. Jesus, your incredible lack of self-awareness is breath-taking. Then again, most people with even an iota of it wouldn’t put their ignorance on display like you…oh yeah, almost forgot, you’re a righttard, so it kinda makes sense.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        hey ded—–ded ed: U sould NOT call Urself such names….
        U are not deserving of that until U cry louder

    • Edward Przydzial

      cnn, msnbc… liberal spin cycle who refuse to report race crimes, refuse to hold race card holder and obama accountable… you mean those NEWS outlets? they are stenographers of the lame stream media which is progressive/left. you trolls are sure good at lying…

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        small dicked ed has been drinking again,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Gregg Brennan

    The funny thing I have noticed about most conservatives is that they’re pathological liars. I know a guy who once accused me a being a liberal do-gooder (like that’s an insult, but to that pea brain I guess it is) who claimed that he was a world famous forensic scientist who holds multiple PhDs, served as an advisor for the CSI television show, cracked a murder case on the Dr. Phil show, and also used to be a judge, then a lawyer, then a paralegal, even though he doesn’t have a law degree. Oh yeah, he’s a big Mitt Romney fan and claims that he met Dubya at the White House when he received a presidential medal of some sort. Long story short, conservatives are self-deluded pathological liars.

    • KingRatt

      Fuck there isn’t a democrat alive that can tell the truth you are the delusional one.

      • Edward Przydzial

        thank you. the mental disease is progressivism, liberalism.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        ed again is correct!!!
        ed KNOWS that REEEEEE-ligion is the way to white trash salvation ( as soon as they pass the basket)

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        truth? you mean like “praise jeeeeeeesus”?

    • Edward Przydzial

      more descriptions of liberals… good job!

  • Dave

    He is looking for drugs for himself. He hopes to find some before the real cops do.

    • Edward Przydzial

      moron.

      • Dave

        Nazi!

  • Kevin Daugherty

    I used to be an astronaut.

  • moe/larry & curly keys

    we are starting to gradually LOVE these cretins helping–in abstentia– the vote swing more powerfully to liberals and democrats

    • Edward Przydzial

      lol… tool.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        yea I am,,,,,,,,,,,,, a tool which lives very well financially; has hot women in my life always,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, surfs and plays basketball….
        total tool

  • Gabriel Gentile

    On the contrary, he knows exactly what he’s doing and exactly what his audience is made of. He doesn’t believe half the shit he says, but he knows there are people out there who do believe it, every word of it, and are willing to pay good money to hear someone else say it so they never have to consider that they might be wrong.

    • Edward Przydzial

      not wrong. right! right wing. leftists are marxists, fascists, commie liars and frauds. playing on the internet spreading lie after lie…

      • Dave

        Republicans are Nazis. Do nothing but try to make illegal stupid laws. Go to a parade, ya idiot.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        no– Nazis had cooler outfits and actually could’ve done some stuff historically if hitler didn’t stop listening to his generals. republicans are parrots– both will be historically remembered as losers

      • Dave

        True that. What do you think the odds are republicans will agree to wear uniforms?

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        they already do,,,,,,,
        different ones for different events: church,,,,tea party rallies,,,,, FOX “news” and cohorts,,,,,
        and of course those arcane KKK meetings

      • Gabriel Gentile

        Thank you, you just provided a perfect example of that which I refer to in the above.

  • Edward Przydzial

    stupid liberals. stupid media bias… picking on ted. you leftists come here to bash this false narative. more democratic spin cycle bullshit… ted is a patriot.

    • Gregg Brennan

      yeah, that’s why that pussy shat his pants and pissed all over himself so he wouldn’t have to go to Vietnam.

    • Dave

      Ted is an asshole. He needs to die!

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      “patriot”
      ,,,,,,,,,,,yep!!! just like all the rightwing regressives who PRAISE JEEEEESUS and send our soldiers to death fighting wars which have no purpose
      “patriots”

  • Dan Anderson

    Edward Pryzydial is slipping and worried so much he had to comment negatively on each and every comment so far attempting to foist his belief system to the level of reality. How Ted Nugent like in it’s ineffectual result.

  • tullmargaret

    I cant stand obozoe
    at all

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      great!! then vote for regressive tea party white trash such as ted cruz,,,,,,,,,,
      ……..and enjoy hillary

  • tullmargaret

    I think that ted right

  • Rich Patino

    I READ ALL THESE COMMENTS AND YOU AL MAKE NO SENSE, YOU MUST BE THE ONES WHO VOTED FOR OBAMA