NRA Removes YouTube Video Of Ted Nugent’s Threatening Remarks Toward Obama

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New York Magazine’s Daily Intel blog reported this week that the U.S. Secret Service said it would be talking to Ted Nugent about threatening remarks he made toward President Obama on a radio program at the National Rifle Association conference in St. Louis last weekend. “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent said.

Nugent — who is on the NRA’s board — has since stood by his comments, likening himself to “a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally,” adding, “there are some power-abusing, corrupt monsters in our federal government that despise me because I have the audacity to speak the truth.”

But it doesn’t seem that the NRA is too comfortable with what Nugent said. The gun lobby scrubbed the entire 26 minute video from its YouTube page. A Google search shows that on April 15, “NRAVideos,” the NRA’s official YouTube page, uploaded the full video of the interview in which Nugent made the remarks about Obama:

But now the YouTube URL associated with that video no longer works, reading: “This video has been removed by the user”:

Right Wing Watch still has video of Nugent’s remarks here.

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