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Outspoken rocker Ted Nugent will attend President Obama's State of the Union on Tuesday as the guest of a GOP congressman.
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) revealed recently that he would be accompanied by Nugent and insisted the "Cat Scratch Fever" singer would be ready and willing to talk with members of the press after the President's address.
"I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama," the congressman said. "After the address I'm sure Ted will have plenty to say."
Nugent has made headlines recently for addressing the President's plan to implement new gun control regulations. The plan stems from the horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Nugent has repeatedly stated that he would not surrender his guns and that the President's ploy to pass new gun control measures was a backhanded way of disarming law-abiding citizens.
"It's a simple inanimate tool that tens of millions of American families own, that have never caused a problem, never had an accident and will never commit a crime," Nugent told CNN's Piers Morgan during an interview.
"99.99 percent of the gun owners of America are wonderful people that you are hanging around with here today. Perfectly safe. Perfectly harmless. Wonderful, loving, generous, giving, caring people. Would you leave us the hell alone?"
During that particular interview, Nugent stressed that the government should not focus on gun owners who follow the law and insisted that authorities enforce the current laws with a rededicated focus to criminals who use guns illegally.
"Go after the nut jobs; go after the murderers, because I don't know any. We need to lock up the bad guys and when people show dangerous, murderous intent, which everyone one of these mass-murderers showed," Nugent said.
The President is rumored to be focusing on jobs and the economy during his address, but the issue of gun control will continue to evolve as advocates on both sides of the issue try to persuade the public at large.