Sporting a very spiffy-looking beard, legendary rocker and Second Amendment advocate Ted Nugent appeared on CNN Thursday night to talk gun control with Erin Burnett.
Nugent described the compromise reached by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., as little more than a “feel-good measure” that won’t do a thing to curb gun violence.
“I reject it out of hand as a feel-good measure that’s not going to accomplish anything,” he said. “It won’t stop any shootings, that’s for sure.”
Nugent and Burnett seemed to agree, at least in theory, on keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill, with Nugent saying, “Every one of those nut jobs should have been in a cage a long time before they committed those heinous acts.”
The problem, though, the rocker told Burnett, is putting everything in the hands of the government.
“I just don’t trust the government,” Nugent said. “I don’t trust the government that claims it’s going to reduce the budget while they increase the budget.”
When Burnett said she agreed that America should put an end to gun trafficking, Nugent said, “Then you would support my recommendation that we arrest Eric Holder,” in obvious reference to his role in the “Operation Fast and Furious” debacle.