Ted Nugent Gun Country Show Amid Sandy Hook Shooting

After cancelling the popular “Amercan Guns” reality show earlier in the week, the Discovery Channel has announced they have dropped any further plans to order more episodes of the one-time Ted Nugent special “Gun Country.”

The cancellations of the shows come in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting last week and the controversy over gun control in the U.S. that has followed.

The “Ted Nugent Gun Country” special, which followed the rock musician and his collection of guns, as he lived life, hunting and shooting to have fun, aired in October and afterwards, Nugent believed that Discovery was going to order a 12 episode season.

“They want to do it as a regular feature,” Nugent said of his Discovery special at the time. “We expect that there will be at least a dozen shows a year.”

“Our new show … simply celebrates and promotes the self-evident truth that 99.99 percent of American gun-owning families use our guns on a regular basis for all the right reasons,” Nugent wrote in his “Washington Times” column in October. “The same 99.99 percent of Americans with guns will never use our guns in a crime or for any negative misuse whatsoever.”

However, in an e-mail to the Huffington post the Discovery Channel announced it plans to scrap the show. “‘American Guns’ concluded earlier this year, Discovery Channel chose not to renew the series and has no plans to air repeats of the show.”

Nugent is a strong advocate of the right to bear arms. When interviewed by Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith in season 5 of TexasMonthlyTalks he said, “I would rather that [a victim of violent crime] in Massachusetts last month who was taking her daughter to soccer when they were carjacked by a recidivist maggot, who had been in the prison system all his life but was let out again because we feel sorry for him, maybe he had a bad childhood. Instead of her being hijacked and murdered, I’d rather she just shot the bastard dead… But in Massachusetts, somebody decided she can’t do that. So she’s dead. I would rather she was alive and the carjacker was dead.”

Nugent currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association.

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