Ted Nugent’s wife is apparently as dumb as her husband:
FORT WORTH — The wife of rock guitarist Ted Nugent was “embarrassed” and apologetic after being arrested Thursday for carrying a handgun into a terminal at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, her lawyer said.
Shemane Nugent, 51, was released on her recognizance, lawyer David Finn of Dallas said. She faces a $2,000 fine and the forfeiture of the gun, he said.
The TSA screeners found a loaded .38 with 10 extra rounds in Ms. Nugent’s carry-on bag. She claims she uses the bag to go to the gym and always carries a weapon with her because of “death threats” and just forgot to remove the gun when she took the bag to the airport. Hey, it could happen to anyone, right?
Lawyer Finn describes Nugent “as a mom with absolutely no criminal history” who has a concealed carry permit. “This is a regular occurrence, unfortunately,” Finn said. “Good, law-abiding people make these kinds of mistakes.”
I wonder if there are any provisions that allow the authorities to revoke concealed carry permits on the grounds of conspicuous stupidity. I mean, if Nugent is forgetful enough to take a gun through airport security, couldn’t she forget and leave it on the floor of a daycare center?
PS: Ms. Nugent is a member of the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute, which includes the following on her page: “She is a frequent speaker and defender of Second Amendment rights, traditional values and the importance of personal responsibility.” She is also a featured writer for the NRA’s “Women’s Outlook” magazine. So she’s a responsible gun owner.