Ted Nugent, the rock musician and National Rifle Association board member, is one of the latest celebrities to express his views on the acquittal of George Zimmerman concerning the death of Trayvon Martin.
In an open editorial he wrote for the right-wing publication Rare, Nugent declared his support for the jury’s verdict.
The six-member jury found Zimmerman not guilty on the second-degree murder charges against the unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin this past weekend.
Zimmerman’s defense team argued that the killing was committed as an act of self-defense. Nugent agrees.
In his column, Nugent recounted the details of the incident and explained that the encounter between Zimmerman and Martin led to what he believes is an expected and understandable outcome.
Fearing for his life and about to lose consciousness at the hands of an enraged, violent attacker, George Zimmerman does what anyone who wishes to live would do, and he reaches for his concealed handgun, firing a single shot to neutralize the deadly force being wreaked upon him.
This represents the purest form of self-defense there is. It is exactly why people who believe in good over evil carry a gun to protect themselves from the well documented violence that plagues our country, in order to save our lives from a life threatening attack. Period.
Based on all evidence available to them, the professional law enforcement officers did not hold George Zimmerman on charges later that night. They saw it for what it was: cut and dried self-defense.
On the verdict itself, Nugent says, “The jury got it right, and non-racist America rejoices that there is still common sense, honesty and decency aware of identifying justice in this country.”
He continues on, this time addressing prominent black figures such as President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, calling them racist. He share some incendiary opinions about Martin himself:
And so it was for a few weeks until the race-baiting industry saw an opportunity to further the racist careers of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the Black Panthers. President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, et al, who then swept down on the Florida community refusing to admit that the 17-year-old dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe Trayvon Martin was at all responsible for his bad decisions and standard modus operandi of always taking the violent route.
This is not the first time the controversial rocker has spoken out about race relations in America. The rock musician has frequently expressed his controversial views on black America, President Obama, and his supporters, in statements he has made in the past.
“Barack Obama, the guy who received roughly 93 percent of black American votes, is the clear and present engineer of the destruction of black America,” he wrote after attending the president’s State of the Union address earlier this year.
He added: “The truth will set those black Americans free who want to be free, who want to be the best they can be, who want to leave their grandchildren a better, stronger America.”