Rock and roller Ted Nugent who said, last year, that if President Barack Obama got reelected, he would be in jail or dead, will be attending President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday evening, according to Fox News.
Besides Nugent’s extreme popularity as a rock and roll guitarist and performer of “Cat Scratch Fever” fame, he has made a reputation for himself as a gun-rights advocate through the years. Likely due to the latter reputable qualities a politically-tinged gun-rights advocate, he has been asked to accompany a Texas Republican member of the House of Representatives – Texas Republican Representative Steve Stockman.
Of the invitation given to and accepted by Nugent, Stockman said in a press release:
I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House chambers to hear from President Obama. After the address, I’m sure Ted will have plenty to say.
Nugent is a National Rifle Association board member who is extremely opinionated on the topic of gun ownership and gun controls in the United States. Comments he made regarding guns in relation to the president last year ended up with Nugent being paid a personal visit by agents from the United States Secret Service.
With gun control becoming a second-term priority for President Obama, the president is expected to incorporate a great deal about the subject in his State of the Union address.
Other State of the Union address guests with reputations tied to gun control includes former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly. Giffords was shot and injured in a Jan. 2011 incident in Arizona. The two will be guests of Arizona Sen. John McCain.
The president will give the annual State of the Union address at a joint members-of-congress gathering in the House Chambers.
ABC news in Chicago is reporting that the parents of Hadiya Pendleton – the 15-year-old who was shot by gang gun violence in Chicago two weeks ago – will be attending the SOTU address as well. Pendleton’s funeral, of which FLOTUS Michelle Obama and other political dignitaries attended, was held Saturday on the South Side of Chicago.