If you had told me in 40 years ago that the overwhelming favorite to win the Republican 2024 presidential nomination in 2024 was going to be Donald Trump, and that he would be introduced at a rally by Ted Nugent, I probably would have fled the interview, like William Macey in Fargo. And that’s before you got to the detail about how he had already been president once.
Also too, I was once trapped in a cabin in northern Michigan for several hours with nothing to read but the Motor City Madman’s opus God, Guns & Rock ‘n Roll. I can report this tome features no less than THREEE separate stories about occasions on which Nugent accidentally discharged a firearm in his own family’s home (For example he once dropped a rifle on the floor by accident and it fired off a round — apologies to ammosexuals if any of this terminology is less than perfect — plus another time he pulled the trigger on another weapon which he was sure was empty, but would you believe it, it wasn’t! (That’s exactly how a much more talented guitarist, Terry Kath, killed himself accidentally). The point of these stories was to emphasize the importance of gun safety, which I suppose they accomplished after a fashion.
What a country.