(Updated 8/30/13 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT) – Shemane Nugent, wife of gun advocate and washed-up rocker Ted Nugent, was arrested Thursday (see original post below) at DFW International Airport after security discovered a gun in her carry-on bag. Nugent was in possession of a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver. The pistol was loaded with five rounds of ammunition. Another 10 rounds were located in the side pocket of the gun’s carrying case.
Nugent claimed that she forgot the gun was in her bag. She has a concealed weapons permit. She told authorities that she began carrying the gun after receiving death threats. She was arrested and released overnight.
(Original post) — The Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport confirms that Shemane (Deziel) Nugent, wife of draft dodger and gun nut, Ted Nugent, was arrested earlier today after security discovered a gun in her carry-on luggage. An attorney for the couple claims that it was an “honest mistake” and that Shemane is “very embarrassed.”
The Dallas Morning News reports:
Airport spokesman David Magana confirmed that the DFW Airport Department of Public Safety took Shemane Ann Nugent, 51, into custody, and “the rest of it is working its way through our system of legal approval.”
David Finn, an attorney for the Nugent klan, says that Shemane has a concealed handgun license, and that after working late, Mrs. Nugent got up early, and “completely forgot or never knew the weapon was in the bag.” Finn also said Shemane “has expressed remorse for any inconvenience for any public safety officials.”
So, we are to believe that the wife of the most extreme and outspoken gun ‘enthusiast’ in the nation, a man who has made not-so-veiled threats against the life of the president, just “forgot” a gun was in her bag before entering one of the busiest airports in the country?
If you believe that then I would like to personally invite you to the opening of the new Republican-owned Family Planning clinic coming soon to a neighborhood near you!