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Joe Walsh, Ted Nugent Compare Gun Regulation To Segregation

By aaroncynic in News on Apr 15, 2013 6:40PM

After a heart-to-heart talk with rocker and gun enthusiast Ted Nugent, former Congressman and uber-patriot Joe Walsh said that Illinois residents should ignore conceal and carry laws. According to The Daily Herald, Walsh made the decision to advocate for Illinois residents to “break the law” after discussing an incident last week with the Motor City Madman where a shop owner in Logan Square fended off an armed robber with a baseball bat.

“I don’t care if we don’t have a conceal carry law right now,” said Walsh on his talk show. “There isn’t a law abiding citizen in this city that doesn’t have the right to protect themselves… and if that means breaking the law to do it, we’re going to do it.”

In an interview with Walsh, Nugent called the right to carry concealed weapons a civil rights issue and compared the right to carry a deadly weapon in one’s pocket to segregation. “It’s time for a Rosa Parks from ‘We the People. The law forbidding that black lady from sitting on the bus — her choice of seat — she had to at some point go, ‘I’ve had it. The law is evil. The law is against human rights.’”

Nugent, by the way, is currently performing in his "Ted Nugent Black Power 2013" tour. Seriously, that's what he named it.

According to Walsh and the ‘Nuge, Illinois democrats are to blame for the outrageous limitations on Illinois residents to play Wyatt Earp wherever they choose. According to the Tribune, lawmakers in Springfield have until June 9th to craft new legislation allowing Illinoisians to carry concealed weapons. At present, several bills are making their way through the legislature, some with more restrictions on guns than others. One bill backed by Rep Brandon Phelps of Harrisburg and the National Rifle Association has the least restrictions, while another pushed by the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence has more.

House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie told the Tribune “We’re kind of tossing things against a wall to find out what sticks. I’m hopeful we can ultimately end up with a package of constraints that will adequately protect the life, safety and health of the people.” We’re assuming the plan from Walsh and Nugent to assure public safety probably includes a target site armed individuals can attach to a weapon that identifies “Good Guys” from “Bad Guys.”

Listen to the full interview below.