Good, Law-Abiding People

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.

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64 replies
  1. 1
    Tokyokie says:

    Isn’t being stupid a prerequisite for being married to that racist piece of trash?

  2. 2
    Baud says:

    So much for security theater. Way to go TSA.

  3. 3
    chopper says:

    so i guess she’ll take ‘personal responsibility’ and accept the punishment without bitching up a storm, right?

  4. 4
    PopeRatzo says:

    OT: “Internet security expert Bruce Schneier writes about Lavabit founder Ladar Levison’s “extreme moral act in the face of government pressure,” in closing the security-focused email service rather than complying with a US government order to share user data. “It’s what happened next that is the most chilling. The government threatened him with arrest, arguing that shutting down this e-mail service was a violation of the order.” ”

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/.....n/2702461/

    (h/t: BoingBoing)

    We all work for the NSA now. You, me and the Head Jackoff in Charge.

  5. 5
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    PS: Ms. Nugent is a member of the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute

    Oh, I bet the Luces would be thrilled

    Death threats? I know the intertoobz have a wild west quality, but it’s hard for me to imagine anyone cares about the sideshow freak, much less his wife, to make a death threat

  6. 6
    gnomedad says:

    “Embarrassed”? “Apologetic”? That doesn’t sound very Nugent-y to me.

  7. 7
    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    Personal responsibility is code word for those Blah people, conservatives are allowed to have a mulligan or two..or three…or four.

  8. 8
    Keith P says:

    Too bad David Dewhurst has no Get Out Of Jail Free cards. She could always try to Cheney her way out by blaming it on the security guard.

  9. 9
    kc says:

    Ted Nugent’s wife is apparently as dumb as her husband:

    Hell, she married TED NUGENT. That’s dumber than anything Ted Nugent ever did.

  10. 10
  11. 11
    👾 Martin says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    Death threats? I know the intertoobz have a wild west quality, but it’s hard for me to imagine anyone cares about the sideshow freak, much less his wife, to make a death threat

    Death threat probably came from Ted. He does that.

  12. 12
    pseudonymous in nc says:

    I wonder if there are any provisions that allow the authorities to revoke concealed carry permits on the grounds of conspicuous stupidity.

    Don’t be silly. Responsible Gun Owners™ can never lose their status until they shoot themselves, their families, their friends, their friends’ families, random strangers, etc. at which point they are declared to have never been a Responsible Gun Owner™ in the first place, so it’s wrong to lump them in with actual Responsible Gun Owners™ who would never do such things.

  13. 13
    kc says:

    “This is a regular occurrence, unfortunately,” Finn said. “Good, law-abiding people make these kinds of mistakes.”

    What responsible gun owner among us has not forgotten about the loaded gun in her gym bag? Look in the mirror before you point fingers, people.

  14. 14
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    I mentioned this here yesterday and as I said then, I’m glad to hear that Ms. Nugent has a CCW permit. One day she just might get to shoot that misogynistic crazy asshole she married.

    “… and the importance of personal responsibility.” “

    Another one of those winger “Do as I say, not as I do” types.

    “Ms. Nugent is a member…”

    No, that’s her husband.

  15. 15
    Kay says:

    It’s like the time my then-6 year old left his school scissors in the bottom of his backpack and TSA made him take them out.

    Boy, was he embarrassed.

  16. 16
    beltane says:

    @gnomedad: Well, wouldn’t you be embarrassed to be Ted Nugent’s wife?

  17. 17
    PopeRatzo says:

    @kc:

    EMOPROG.

    PAULTARD! NADERITE! FIREBAGGER!

  18. 18
    gnomedad says:

    @pseudonymous in nc:
    Well said. Is there any way to be labeled an Irresponsible Gun Owner without actually shooting someone? (Not that that’s a slum dunk, mind you.)

  19. 19
    gnomedad says:

    @pseudonymous in nc:
    Well said. Is there any way to be labeled an Irresponsible Gun Owner without actually shooting someone? (Not that that’s a slum dunk, mind you.)

  20. 20
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @PopeRatzo: @kc: get a room, you two

  21. 21
    beer time somewhere says:

    Having to put up with her loser hubby, betcha she enjoyed the pat down.
    Hey, I thought Ted was supposed to be dead or jail by now.

  22. 22
    kc says:

    @PopeRatzo:

    Busted . . .

  23. 23
    LanceThruster says:

    She should have been cavity searched as well. No tellin’ what she might have forgotten all up in there.

  24. 24
    kindness says:

    I was surprised. I remember that Nugent had a thing for underage girls back in the day. His wife is almost his age.

  25. 25
    beltane says:

    @gnomedad: I’m guessing that most blah people who own guns are considered as irresponsible gun owners by the good American Responsible Gun Owners.

  26. 26
    Glocksman says:

    Unless Texas law yanks permits for misdemeanors, I doubt anything will happen to her permit.

    Ironically enough, my former Congressman did the same thing.

    John Hostettler was a tea partier before there was a tea party. :)

  27. 27
    kc says:

    Ha, one of the comments on the newspaper story calls her “She-man Nugent.”

    I image-googled her. There’s one pic of her holding a bow, with a bunch of arrows sticking out of her ass. Looks painful.

  28. 28
    TaMara (BHF) says:

    @pseudonymous in nc:

    until they shoot themselves, their families, their friends, their friends’ families, random strangers, etc. at which point they are declared to have never been a Responsible Gun Owner™ in the first place,

    Unless you’re Dick Cheney, then you can shoot whomever you please.

  29. 29
    kc says:

    @kc:

    I’ll give Nugent a little credit, at least she’s not a minor.

  30. 30
    Roger Moore says:

    I can actually believe that these dopes forget. It’s not so much that they forget about the gun as that they forget that they aren’t allowed to carry it everywhere they go, so they’re terribly surprised when it turns out to be a problem at the airport.

  31. 31
    Anya says:

    I know this topic was discussed to death here, but I am astonished about the revelation that when Miranda (GG’s partner) was detained by the UK authority he had 58,000 encrypted documents and a handwritten passcode. One of the files contained names and locations of agents. Am I the only one who thinks he got out fairly easily. If anyone else was detained with these documents they will still be in jail.

  32. 32
    Trollhattan says:

    It’s just so harrrrrd to be a “celebrity” who takes responsibility for her self-defense these days. LEAVE MISSUS NUGENT ALOOOOONE!

    I’m reminded that Tim Donnelly, a Republican assemblyman and declared candidate for Gov. Jerry’s seat was arrested last year carrying a loaded pistol checking in for a flight. Claimed he needed it because of death threats by liberals. Maybe he has a point, since he started the California Minutemen chapter a few years earlier.

    Screwballs–we gots ’em.

  33. 33
    gnomedad says:

    @beer time somewhere:

    Hey, I thought Ted was supposed to be dead or jail by now.

    Let Shemane keep the gun. Even Responsible Gun Owners have accidents.

  34. 34
    jamick6000 says:

    this story can’t be right, Ted Nuget is married to a deer, which he has sex with.

  35. 35
    gbear says:

    carries a weapon with her because of “death threats”

    Well of course she’s received death threats. It’s just part of her husband’s everyday language.

    Edit: and I should learn to read all the comments before I post…

  36. 36
    Gravenstone says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: I think the Nugents are confusing everyone asking Ted why he hasn’t fulfilled his promise of dying (or being in jail) yet. A simple mistake for simpletons to make.

  37. 37
    Glocksman says:

    @Roger Moore:

    Here in Indiana, in addition to the usual places (courts, schools, etc) you aren’t allowed to carry on board any of the riverboat ca$inos.
    However our Legislature did provide for those who forget about their gun while gaming.

    Each casino is required by law to let CCW’ers check in their guns with security for the duration of their visit.

    Added: Stuck in moderation.
    Damn it, I forgot about the spam filters.

  38. 38
    chopper says:

    @Anya:

    you believe all that? clearly the lizard people have gotten to you as well.

  39. 39
    azlib says:

    If she is for personal responsibility, then she can plead guilty and forfeit the weapon and pay the fine.

  40. 40
    Roger Moore says:

    @gnomedad:

    Is there any way to be labeled an Irresponsible Gun Owner without actually shooting someone?

    I think you may qualify as an irresponsible gun owner if you accidentally shoot close to somebody and miss, but I’m not sure if that’s enough.

  41. 41
    Yatsuno says:

    @Glocksman: Yeah. Can’t go back and adjust it either after FYWP has ruled you a sinner.

  42. 42
    👾 Martin says:

    @gnomedad:

    Well said. Is there any way to be labeled an Irresponsible Gun Owner without actually shooting someone? (Not that that’s a slum dunk, mind you.)

    Give the gun to a black person.

  43. 43
    Carl Nyberg says:

    The penalty for showing poor judgment with a firearm should be to lose ones right to own, possess or operate a firearm.

    Gotta promote the security of a free state and all.

  44. 44
    Roger Moore says:

    @Glocksman:

    Each ca$ino is required by law to let CCW’ers check in their guns with security for the duration of their visit.

    I’d rather that solution than forcing the places to suck it up and let gun owners pack wherever they want.

  45. 45
    Ruckus says:

    @kc:
    LOL
    That’s not very nice. True though.

    @kc:
    Forgotten loaded gun won’t protect you very well will it?

  46. 46
    Anya says:

    @chopper: Since the NSA has access to my emails, I am trying to play nice.

  47. 47
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @beer time somewhere: “Hey, I thought Ted was supposed to be dead or jail by now. “

    Ted’s amended statement: ‘If Obama is reelected either I’ll be dead or my wife will be in jail by this time next year.’

  48. 48
    drkrick says:

    Shouldn’t that be no previous criminal record?

  49. 49
    shelly says:

    Wow, bet the people at her gym are now really happy to know that she’s packing a loaded gun and feeling jumpy about possible threats.

  50. 50
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Trollhattan:

    (Now that mistermix has managed to get me whitelisted, I’ll try again):

    Tim Donnelly, a Republican assemblyman

    Whenever I see “Republican ass-” my mind immediately goes all “Republican asshole” or “Republican asswipe” or “Republican asshat.” Thry’d be safer calling themselves City Council Members or County Commissioners or something unambiguous.

  51. 51
    RAM says:

    @kc: How many laws does a law abiding person have to break before they are no longer law abiding? Inquisitive people want to know…

  52. 52
    Glocksman says:

    @Roger Moore:

    I’d personally rather see firearms prohibited in places that sell alcohol altogether.
    Booze and guns don’t mix well.

    If you’re at the boat and worried that you’ll get mugged in the parking garage for your winnings you’d be better off asking security to walk you to your car, anyway.

    Not many muggers would attack the armed and uniformed ISP troopers and EPD cops who work off duty as security, whereas they’d jump at the chance to mug a half drunk schlub who got lucky at the tables and is staggering back to his car alone.

  53. 53
    jharp says:

    So I guess this sinks her chances at becoming 1st lady?

  54. 54
    Ash Can says:

    So she’s a responsible gun owner.

    She’s as stupid as a fucking cinder block. Unless her life is a whirlwind of sleepless days and nights and one plane trip after another after another, every day, all day long, to the point where she can hardly be fairly held responsible for remembering every last detail of her harried existence, she has no fucking excuse for having firearms in her carry-on. It’s only been since, oh, shortly after this cretin was born since firearms were verboten on aircraft. Hijackers to Cuba, anyone? That was so 60s.

    Getting caught with a 12-oz. bottle of shampoo? Leaving your manicure set in your carry-on? Understandable, in this post-9/11 age. But for a middle-aged person to leave a fucking firearm in her bag? She doesn’t have the brain capacity of a fire hydrant.

  55. 55
    PurpleGirl says:

    OT: New York Post article about two kittens causing subway troubles in Brooklyn. At least the MTA has a heart and wanted to safe-guard the kittens.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/l.....t6cdyIPoKM

  56. 56
    Aaron says:

    There is a method for revoking her CCW permit: its called being convicted of a violent felony for bringing a gun onto an airport. How bout some jail time?

  57. 57
    Corner Stone says:

    @Anya:

    Am I the only one who thinks he got out fairly easily. If anyone else was detained with these documents they will still be in jail.

    You might consider actually reading the article instead of the tweets posted by LGF. And engaging in critical analysis on the words used during the actual reporting.
    Or you may just want to continue being an idiot.

  58. 58
    Anya says:

    @Corner Stone: I read the article, you irredeemable asshole.

  59. 59
    opiejeanne says:

    @Trollhattan: isn’t he that asshat from the San Bernardino mountain area? We own a cabin in blue jay and are about to list it, and the big realty shop in town will not be getting the listing because they were stupid enough to display his campaign poster as well as the other tea party moron running for something else.
    I’ll go into lake arrowhead for a listing agent because of it.

  60. 60
    fuckwit says:

    His wife’s name is Shemale?

  61. 61
    Arclite says:

    The truth is, I could believe this was an honest to goodness mistake, and not just because people think she’s an idiot. If she honestly carries a gun everywhere she goes, I could totally see this happening. You just get used to your equipment, and don’t consider the fact you can’t have it a certain place, like a plane. I’ve lost pocketknives that I keep on my keychain, and screwdrivers that I keep in my backpack to airport security. I knew those things were illegal to carry on a plane, just like a gun, yet I was so used to them I forgot to leave them home.

  62. 62
    El Cid says:

    If she does occasionally receive threats (including death threats), I suspect it’s less likely a problem arising from, say, gun control policy advocates, but rather from the miserable low lifes and lunatic borderline personalities they call friends & family.

  63. 63
    Corner Stone says:

    @Anya:

    I read the article

    I find that highly improbable. Because if you actually read the article you would not have come here and posted what you did.
    Unless – you’re either a complete idiot or have a severe issue with reading comprehension and are otherwise nice in other areas of your life.

  64. 64
    quickbiscuit says:

    ZOMG gunz!!!

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