BREAKING: Ted Nugent’s Wife Arrested at DFW Airport

Shemane Nugent, bladed (courtesy Getty Images)

“Ted Nugent’s wife Shemane Deziel was just arrested at an airport in Dallas, Texas,” tmz.com reports, “and sources tell us it was because she brought a gun into the terminal. The arrest took place at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport. It’s unclear if Ted was with Shemane at the time of the arrest.” The odds that Ted’s wife wanted to use her concealed carry firearm to do mischief to anyone are about as great as the chances that Kiss My Glock will be played at the next Presidential press conference. If the story pans out, Mrs. Motor City Madman will join the throngs of dopey U.S. gun owners who forgot to disarm before facing the TSA’s blue shirted goons. Whether she retains her right to keep and bear arms is yet to be determined. Time to lawyer up and get down (on bended knee).

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49 Responses to BREAKING: Ted Nugent’s Wife Arrested at DFW Airport

  1. avatarNate says:

    Well if she was a Senator, she could plea out to a misdemeanor.

  2. avatarMatt in FL says:

    It seems that when this happens, the people often get off with a hefty fine and forfeiture of the gun. I’ll be interested to see if the authorities try to push this further than that and make an example of her due to her name.

    • avatarjoelt_1 says:

      I really don’t understand the point of criminal charges. People forget things from time to time, though that would be a really important thing. If they are willing to either turn it in, leave, or make other arrangments for traveling with it, there should be no problems. If they start acting agressively upon the discovery of their fiendish scheme, or the gun is found in such away that it would strongly indicate an attempt to smuggle it somewhere that’s prohibited, that’s different.

      I guess that’s what happens when you replace company policy with federal laws, and add a dash of zero-tolerance: criminalizing otherwise law-abiding citizens.

  3. avatarready,fire,aim says:

    whoa here please explain did she (a) try and go thru security or (b) was she just in the baggage check in part of the airport? if she was on the street side of the TSFA there is no reason she should have been arrested on the other hand if she tried going thru security than get her dopey U.S. gun owners prize sent to her a.s.a.p

    • avatartdiinva says:

      Most jurisdictions ban firearms from terminals except if they are unloaded and in TSA approved container. You can usually pick someone up at the airport carrying if you don’t leave your car.

      • avatarJared says:

        Most states do not prohibit airport carry.

        Florida, Virginia, and Massachusettes do. And Ohio and Nevada require open carry.

        Other than that and a few others, not many states restrict airport carry.

  4. avatarHaiku Guy says:

    How can it be a
    Natural Pre-Existing Right
    But not in Airports?

    • avatarMothaLova says:

      I never liked haikus –

      until I read this one.

    • avatarRuss Bixby says:

      While government operated, most airports are set up as ordinary businesses and are therefore technically private property. A business unambiguously has the right to ban anything at all under the “we refuse service and that means that you either leave or become a trespasser” provision of every municipal code in the Union.

      It’s easier to ordain no guns in an airport than in the Statehouse.

    • avatarIng says:

      Hey there, Haiku Guy.
      My daughter loves your haikus.
      Write more tiny poems, please.

  5. avatarClay says:

    What did she actually do?

  6. avatarTommy Knocker says:

    Well Ted said he would be in jail or dead this year. Guess his Nostrodamus fu got cross wired.

  7. avatarIn Memphis says:

    At first I was like, they called her a sheman? Looked at the pic and though, ehhh Im not sure. Then I reread the post. Im really off the ball today :-\ Oh well, three day weekend in t-minus 1hr 15min

  8. avatarshawn says:

    She did not read TTAGs article on how to take a gun to an airport.

  9. avatarRLC2 says:

    Well if she were a CNN newscaster doing a demo, she would have been fine…

  10. avatarsean says:

    Not to mention a former Detroit Police chief who carried a STOLEN gun through an airport. I would imagine a Dallas judge will just give her a small fine, and send her on her way.

  11. The law is that guns are not allowed in “secure areas” and not simply on the airport or even inside the terminal. Only secure areas. I’d have to look to see if Texas has a state law that puts airports or airport terminal building s off limits.
    Was the arrest by TSA at a checkpoint or was it at the door or counter?
    But of course we should all keep in mind that the lessons of “Gunsmoke, with Chester Goode”
    “Mr. Dillon, Marshall Dillon, the outlaws are going to attack the stage when it gets out of town, what should we do?”
    Marshall Dillon says, “Take the guns away from the passengers to avoid violence.”
    Obviously Jim Arness never said that joke line in any Gunsmoke episode, but people all over the world laugh at the joke. TSA and gun free zones are a joke that provides unarmed victims.

  12. Courtesy of http://www.handgunlaw.us/ http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/texas.pdf

    Places Off-Limits Even With A Permit/License
    Title 10 Chpt. 46 § 46.03
     A place of business that derives 51% or more of its income from the sale or service of alcoholic beverages for on premises consumption
     On premises of a correctional facility
     On the physical premises of a school or educational institution, any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by a school or educational institution is being conducted, or a passenger transportation vehicle of a school or educational institution, whether the school or educational institution is public or private,
     On the premises where a high school, collegiate or professional sporting event of interscholastic event is taking place, unless the license holder is a participant in the event and a handgun is used in the event
     On the premises of a polling place on the day of an election or while early voting is in progress.
     racetrack; secured area of an airport
     In any government court or offices utilized by the court, unless pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the court.
     *on the premises of a church, synagogue, or other established place of religious worship.
     *On the premises of a Hospital licensed under the Health and Safety Code
     *On the premises of a nursing home licensed under the Health and Safety Code
     *Amusement parks. Amusement Parks means a permanent indoor or outdoor facility or park where amusement rides are available for use by the public that is located in a county with a population of more than one million, encompasses at least 75 acres in surface area, is enclosed with access only through controlled entries, is open for operation more than 120 days in each calendar year, and has security guards on the premises at all times. The term does not include any public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area.
     Public or private premises conspicuously posted with a Sign that meets these Criteria.
     Items above marked * Do not apply if the actor was not given effective notice under Section 30.06.

    • avatarRuss Bixby says:

      Section 30.06, eh? Makes me chuckle.

      What doesn’t is that if I read the above correctly, an armed parent “millitia” is utterly prohibited — even in private schools. In Texas.

      How fu¢ked up is that?

      • avatarHank says:

        Texas laws are written in the liberal enclave of Austin. More than 60% of Travis County where Austin is and the laws are written voted for Obama. Texas is red, but it’s capital city is quite blue and that’s going to ooze its way into our state laws.

        • avatarEvan says:

          Most of the major cities in Texas are blue unfortunately. A very small section of Dallas where I live is Red. Another problem in Texas is that many republicsn voters are notorious for voting in RINOs. As long as they’re wearing a red badge right.

        • avatarNCG says:

          I grew up in Texas (Houston), and it’s true the cities tend blue, that’s where more blacks, latinos, and liberal whites live, but by any measure Texas is a right-wing paradise. Shitty schools, shitty, overpriced private healthcare, minimal unions (“Right to Work”), incredible pollution along the coast from refineries. I think Houston now has the worst air quality of any city in the country.

          I grew up among old-school Texas liberals (including my wwII vet grandfather), all of whom had guns for hunting and self defense. Guns were not a political issue. They cared (and still do) about thinks like basic workplace fairness, decent health care, and decent schools.

          Texas is way off the tracks.

  13. avatarL says:

    Progressives kill babies instead of criminals because babies don’t shoot back.

    • avatarA-Rod says:

      Damn right. Because most of those babies come from the hood and will grow up to be thugs anyways. Why beat around the bush and just get the job done early. Saves lots of money in the long run.

  14. avatarTaco Ninja says:

    I’m never going on an airplane again until someone restores the democracy and this is a free country again.

  15. avatarscottlac says:

    The worst thing about purse carry is that sometimes a lady forgets that she is carrying. This actually happens quite a lot. People get so comfortable carrying that they forget that other people go into full ballistic panic mode when they see a gun.

    • avatarA-Rod says:

      That is irresponsible and a horrible excuse. Anyone who casually forgets that they are carrying a dangerous weapons does not deserve to carry. Period. Yes there is a lot of rebate between Right and Responsibility but this is one occasion where YOUR Responsibility trumps Your Right.

      • avatarMothaLova says:

        Your feeling strongly about it does not trump anyone’s right to carry.

      • avatarscottlac says:

        I’m not excusing it. I’m simply saying it happens. I have came very close to carrying my Leatherman (R) tool through security multiple times. Very close. I carry it everyday and forget that some people will freak out about such a natural thing.

        • avatarmina says:

          Correct! I have a leatherman tool plus a large hunting knife. I always carry them. Before 9/11 I went to get on a plane and these were both found. I was shocked at people’s reaction to them, because I have always carried them: wallet, check; pen, check; hair comb, check; large folding hunting knife, check; multi-tool, check.

          I had to go to a UPS at the airport, put them in a box and ship them to myself.

  16. avatarKelly in GA says:

    Oddly enough, I’ve carried into the Atlanta airport at least four or five times. Only to baggage claim to pick up my sister or my fiance (sp? wife to be). It’s really nice, honestly, to not have to leave my piece in the truck.

  17. Well I for one feel that I can sleep well tonight knowing Mrs. Uncle Ted has been arrested.

    Insert HUGE and LONG eye roll here.

  18. avatarstateisevil says:

    Drug warrior’s wife gets some of uncle Ted’s own medicine. Too funny.

  19. Of course she retains her right. The only question is the extent to which the government will attempt to permanently infringe on it.

  20. avatarRalph says:

    A similar thing happened to Jerry Lewis at McCarron Airport in Las Vegas. Result? No fine, no jail, loss of a nicely engraved gun.

    I’m sure that the gun will turn up eventually at an estate auction of a TSA agent’s property.

  21. avatarJ says:

    Follow the rules, you draft-dodging loving hippie. She was in a restricted place; their place, their rules.

    • avatarRich Grise says:

      “Follow the rules, you draft-dodging loving hippie. She was in a restricted place; their place, their rules.”

      Loving.

      That’s the part about us you hate the most, isn’t it?

    • avatarMothaLova says:

      Not following private rules can justify expulsion, not arrest. If you tell a man he can’t carry in your house, and he does it anyway, you can call the police to remove him from your house if he doesn’t leave of his own accord. You can’t have him arrested, however, except possibly for the small misdemeanor of trespassing.

  22. avatarRich Grise says:

    <withdrawn>

  23. avatarNCG says:

    Remind me why the Right likes Ted Nugent? Is it his musical genius? “Cat Scratch Fever” was clearly the most important musical composition of the 20th Century, but is this enough? Is it his commitment to Family Values? Only two of the eight children (five out of wedlock) he’s officially fathered were put up for adoption. That’s “personal responsibility” that few of us can match.

    In fairness, he did embrace those adopted-out kids later. But really, if you want a Conservative Hero, you may want to keep looking.

  24. avatardouble down on 2A says:

    All of the Anti’s who think US gun laws are too lax should try navigating them sometime. Where can I not take my gun? Where can I go shooting? What’s considered brandishing? If my concealed weapon is accidentally exposed, am I guilty of illegal open carry? I live just across the state line from a big city, can I buy a gun at one of the stores there? etc….

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