I'll tell you this right now: If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions? ...(if you don't) get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration, I don't even know what you're made out of....If the coyote's in your living room, pissing on your couch, it's not the coyote's fault. It's your fault for not shooting him.
~ Ted Nugent in April 2012, speaking to the NRA, quoted on Yahoo News
Obama, he’s a piece of sh-t, and I told him to suck on my machine gun … Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless b—t … Any questions? Freeeeeeeeeeeedom!!!!!”
~ Ted Nugent on stage in 2007, quoted in EW's List of Ted Nugent's Most Outlandish Quotes
We are aware of the incident and we are conducting appropriate follow-up.
~ Secret Service Head, Brian Leary, also quoted by Yahoo News
The Romney campaign told NBC News that, contrary to Nugent’s claims, they ‘never solicited his endorsement,’ although clearly, they were pleased about it at the time.
~ MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, quoting the Romney campaign Here
'Sic Semper Tyrannis' (Thus be to tyrants)
~ John Wilkes Booth, while leaping into Abraham Lincoln's balcony to shoot him
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
~ George Bernard Shaw
Even the President so far, he can't walk in my house without being invited, like he's my daddy, just to say whoa. Not yet! . . . But people are dead now. And it's so hot. Without it even being August yet. Anyways, I seen him fall. I was evermore the one.
~ Nameless Assassin in the Eudora Welty story Where is the Voice Coming From based on the 1963 killing of Medgar Evers, civil-rights activist and NAACP secretary, in Mississippi. In 1994, KKK member Byron De La Beckwith was charged for a third time and found guilty of the assassination, which was later the subject of the movie Ghosts of Mississippi.
To do SOMETHING BOLD AND DRAMATIC , FORCEFUL & DYNAMIC, A STATEMENT of my manhood for the world to see.
~ Arthur Bremer, would-be "Assasinator" of Richard Nixon and George Wallace, whom he shot and paralyzed in 1972, quoted on PBS: The American Experience
Guns are neat little things, aren't they? They can kill extraordinary people with very little effort.
~ John W. Hinckley, Jr, who made a failed 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan