“Uncle Ted is absolutely right. Any law that instantly turns a large percentage of otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals is a bad law.”
Source: Washington Times
Ted Nugent took aim Tuesday at a new Michigan law prohibiting baiting and feeding deer and elk, insisting the ban will lead to “widespread civil disobedience” among fellow hunters.
Mr. Nugent, a Michigan-born rock guitarist and longtime board member of the National Rifle Association, testified in front of a state House committee in support of a bill that would overturn the recently enacted law against baiting game.
“This is a Rosa Parks moment,” Mr. Nugent told reporters afterward, according to the Detroit Free Press. “The law is wrong, the law is bad, the law is illegal.”
Backed by both the Michigan state Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resources Commission, the law banning hunters from feeding deer and elk is meant to lower the odds of the animals spreading certain diseases, according to its advocates.
“They’re either liars or they’re stupid,” said Mr. Nugent, Michigan’s Up North Live news site reported. “But, in the world of political correctness, some guy in a lab coat made a decision. He’s never even eaten a deer; he’s never been in a deer woods and if he has, he’s either lying or hopelessly ignorant. I want regulations based on sound science to keep these precious wildlife resources in the asset column, attracted to the hunting families in Michigan, to become a destination state.”
“I am the ultimate conservationist and I killed two mature bucks on my property last year with my bow and arrow, neither of them anywhere near bait. I don’t need to bait. Nobody needs to bait. I don’t need an 850 horsepower hellcat either but I’m an American and I own that property,” added Mr. Nugent, according to the outlet. “If you don’t want to hunt over bait, it’s pretty simple. Don’t. We choose. It’s a choice.”