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Ted Nugent's brother Jeffrey shared his stance on today's gun control rights in an op-ed piece recently.
The rocker's brother, who is the former president and chief executive of Revlon, shared his opinion in The Washington Post on Friday.
First, Nugent noted that like his famous brother, he is a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), but continued to shed light on his views on both firearms and the Second Amendment.
"Our Constitutional right to bear arms should not be undermined," Nugent penned, but added that not everyone is qualified to own a gun, "so expanded background checks should be a legislative priority."
The former exec explained that "improving mandatory background checks will keep a lot of people who aren't entitled to the Second Amendment rights from having easy access to guns."
"The NRA has it wrong," Nugent continued in the op-ed. "If you shouldn't have access to a gun, then there should be no way for you to access a gun! Can anyone argue with that?"
Nugent also noted that he and his brother both own legal guns and even hunt together, but the pair shares differing views when it comes to gun control. His little brother Ted has voiced his strong opposition to extended background checks.
Furthermore, Ted took his brother Jeffrey up on arguing against background checks. The "Cat Scratch Fever" singer posted a rebuttal on the Newsmax website over the weekend.
"In this day and age of terminal apathy and soulless discontent, I adore anyone who is an activist and stands up for what he or she believes," started the musician. "My loving brother Jeffrey is becoming one of those activists, and I salute the great man. His recent opinion on his support for expanded background checks for firearms purchasers is dead wrong, however."
Nugent went on to argue that enhanced background checks will likely only affect law-abiding citizens instead of the "thugs or psychos" who are more likely to commit gun crimes.
Read the musician's full argument here.
The issue of gun control continues to be a hot-topic issue for legislators.