Nugent is an advocate of the right to bear arms , but while performing he instructs venues to not allow firearms. As part of his pre-recorded message, Nugent asks "If we outlaw crossbows in our public schools, who's going to protect our children from charging elk? It was the riot which marked the beginning of the decline of Detroit to its current state of despair.

Nugent discovered that he had suffered a hearing loss of nearly twenty percent in his left ear, and now wears earplugs during his concerts. Sex trafficking of LGBT individuals: Detroit Councilman Mel Ravitz said the riot divided not only the races- since it "deepened the fears of many whites and raised the militancy of many blacks" [81] - but it opened up wide cleavages in the black and white communities as well.

Survivors of the incident participated in the production of the film. Detroit, Michigan.