NRA Board Member Ted Nugent Stuns His Fans, Suddenly Bans Guns From Concert

Ted Nugent, 69, a rootin’ tootin’ National Rifle Association board member, barred guns from being allowed into a venue he performed at in Roanoke, Virginia on Tuesday night. According to an NBC affiliate, even though Nugent encourages open carry, his fans were told at the last minute that they were not allowed to bring their guns inside the venue. While his fans waited in line outside, security reportedly came out and made the announcement that there had been a change in plans. Guns would not be allowed in a shift from what was previously announced, and pat downs would be performed.

Some of Nugent’s fans were upset with the no gun rule but wouldn’t go on camera, but they did reportedly have lots to say about that off camera.

The Berglund Performing Arts Theater in Roanoke has a 2,148 capacity, but Nugent only managed to fill half of the venue.

It’s almost as if Nugent has become a gun grabbin’ librul.

“Given the things that have happened in nightclubs like the Pulse and what happened in Manchester, (Nugent’s) security people are taking extra precautions,” Schon said. “They are not novices; they are very seasoned people.”

Berglund Center General Manager Robyn Schon said that two people were asked to take guns back to their car.  About only 1,000 people in total turned out for Nugent’s performance.

In late March, Nugent lashed out at the Parkland high school survivors who led protests against gun violence, calling them “soulless,” mushy-brained,” and “ignorant.”

Nugent has a history of being a major asshole.

Nugent, who backed Trump in 2016, was invited to the White House last year even though he once threatened to kill then-Democratic presidential candidates Obama and Clinton while holding two machine guns in a 2007 onstage appearance.

“Obama, he’s a piece of shit. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary,” he said at the time. “You might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch.” Nugent concluded his crazy-time speech by screaming “freedom!”

Nugent called for decapitating Democrats in 2012, saying, “We need to ride onto that battlefield and chop their heads off in November,” while speaking at the NRA convention.

“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” he added. He never kept that promise, by the way.

A real classy guy, huh? He’ll probably get a spot in Trump’s administration.

As for the dismal showing at his concert, he can always embellish the numbers just as Trump does.


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