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Scott Walker Praises Ted Nugent, Castle Doctrine

Posted: 04/19/2012 10:56 am Updated: 04/19/2012 2:11 pm

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker attended the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis last weekend where Ted Nugent made threatening remarks about President Obama. The event reminded Walker of an NRA convention held in Milwaukee two years ago, where Walker gave the welcome address and loved meeting Nugent.

"The best part was I got to meet Ted Nugent before he played the National Anthem on his guitar," Walker said with a wistful smile in a video (watch above) shared on YouTube by James Carter, a public policy graduate student.

Nugent is currently under Secret Service investigation for saying that he would be "dead or in jail by this time next year" if Obama is reelected and comparing Democrats to to "coyotes" that needed to be shot.

Walker was also asked about the Castle Doctrine he signed into law in Wisconsin last year. The measure is similar to Florida's Stand Your Ground gun law, which has come under scrutiny in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting.

"Another thing I was proud to sign," he said. "For me thinking not only about people protecting their home and their property, but being able to protect their family and their loved ones in their home and on their property."

Walker faces a recall election June 5 and recently released attack ads against his Democratic challengers.

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