Ted Nugent’s Brother Argues for Expanded Gun Checks

May 20, 2013 1:25 pm Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:20 pm

Ted Nugent’s brother, Jeffrey Nugent, wrote a recent opinion piece saying his brother is wrong on gun background checks

He wrote that it is inevitable that firearms regulation will be done with or without the help of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

As a lifelong gun owner and hunter, Nugent wrote in the Washington Post that he disagrees with his rocker brother in that “not everyone is qualified to own a gun, so expanded background checks should be a legislative priority.”

“I believe strongly that expanding and improving mandatory background checks will keep a lot of people who aren’t entitled to Second Amendment rights from having easy access to guns. As of today, a convicted felon can find a gun show or a private seller and buy a firearm without a background check,” he said.

He proposes that the United States should require a license and insurance for gun ownership, without any exception.

“Virtually every day we see the tragic stories of kids shooting other kids, of children being killed in crossfire. We must act, not tomorrow, not the next day. End gun violence now, and start with limiting the purchase of firearms to those who really deserve the right,” he added.

His brother, Ted, wrote that his brother is “dead wrong” on Newsmax.

“Passing expanded background checks would do nothing to curtail or suppress thugs or psychos from accessing weapons and committing mass murder, carjacking, the nightly shootouts in Chicago or a gangsta shooting at the Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans,” Nugent argued.

With or without expanded gun checks, “paroled thugs or bug-eyed psychotics” would be able to get a gun.