Democratic members of Congress have invited victims of gun crimes to sit in the audience for Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. But one Republican congressman has gone in a different direction, inviting NRA board member and gun rights activist Ted Nugent to be his personal guest for the speech.
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), who last month threatened to impeach President Obama over his executive orders on guns, reportedly reached to Nugent with a personal invite. “I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama,” Stockman said in a statement. “After the address I’m sure Ted will have plenty to say.”
The president is expected to address his efforts to reduce gun violence in the address. As the country found out when Nugent appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight last week, he loudly opposes any efforts to restrict high-capacity weapons.
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