April 20, 2012
Editor’s note: It was political speech protected by the First Amendment after all.
Musician and gun-rights advocate Ted Nugent said on Thursday he had a positive meeting with U.S. Secret Service agents investigating his recent criticism of President Barack Obama, and the agency confirmed the issue had been resolved.
Nugent, who told NRA supporters in St. Louis last week that he would be “dead or in jail” next year if Obama was reelected, said in a statement that he had “met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents” in Oklahoma.
“Good, solid, professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone. The meeting could not have gone better,” the 63-year-old singer and guitarist said. He was due to perform a concert in Ardmore, Oklahoma on Thursday.