Rocker and Michigan native Ted Nugent said he left his first State of the Union address more driven to protect the freedoms provided by the U.S. Constitution.
The Motor City Madman offered a spirited defense of the Second Amendment's right to bear arms throughout the halls of the U.S. Capitol to reporters, police officers and members of Congress.
"You think I was dangerous this morning when I got up," Nugent told The Detroit News. "I am so encouraged and fortified because I'm in Washington, D.C. I'm in the belly of the beast where bureaucrats and deceptive wranglers have incrementally chipped away at the American dream."
He said he was encouraged by the support of police officers and others Tuesday who thanked him for saying what they cannot say.
"I'm a dangerous mother … when I'm encouraged like that," Nugent said.
Nugent batted down his critics and pointed out his regular work to salute the members of the military.
"I'm a beautiful human being," he said. "Anybody that doesn't know it is (crazy)"