If you’re at all familiar with rocker Ted Nugent, you know he’s an avid hunter and gun enthusiast who takes pride in living off the land and eating what he kills. Ted’s wife, 51-year-old Shemane Nugent is also comfortable with toting a gun, so comfortable in fact that she sometimes forgets she’s carrying one.
On August 29, according to CBS News, Shemane Nugent was handcuffed and arrested after trying to transport a loaded gun through TSA security at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW.)
Nugent’s gun, a Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver, was loaded with five rounds of ammo, with another 10 rounds found in the side pocket of the gun’s carrying case.
The Smith & Wesson was found at the bottom of the rock n’ roll wife’s carry-on bag.
According to Mrs. Nugent, she simply forgot she was carrying it.
Nugent told police she has a concealed handgun license and been carrying the gun for protection when she attended physical training classes because she had been receiving death threats.
She told officers she forgot the pistol was inside the bag when she decided to use it as a carry on.
Shemane Nugent was released shortly after her arrest.
Shemane’s rocker husband, Ted Nugent, is infamous for his staunch conservative political views and advocacy of gun ownership rights.
For more on the always controversial Ted Nugent, see the video accompanying this article.
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