All’s well that ends well.
The blow-up over comments made by veteran rocker Ted Nugent to the National Rifle Association’s 141st Annual Members meeting in St. Louis last weekend have been deemed not a threat by the Secret Service.
“I met with two fine, professional Secret Service agents in OK today. Good, solid, professional meeting concluding that I have never made any threats of violence towards anyone. The meeting could not have gone better. I thanked them for their service, we shook hands and went about our business. God bless the good federal agents wherever they may be.”
The star, best known musically for his hit “Cat Scratch Fever,” sparked an uproar on the political left after addressing the National Rifle Association in St. Louis over the weekend. He told the NRA “if Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”
Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said in a report in Politico the agency “does not anticipate any further action” because the “issue has been resolved.”
Nugent said there was a reason for his speech.
“Unarmed helplessness is for sheep and the French. Such an embarrassing, irresponsible, crime inducing condition is inexcusable,” he said.
“My speech, like every year at NRA, was about the unlimited greatness of this sacred experiment in self-government, thanking the heroes of the U.S. military and law enforcement for their incredible sacrifices waging war against the enemies of freedom wherever it may slither.
“But beyond all that is good, the real duty of we the people is to watch out for and fight against the bad and the ugly brought about by people of power that historically have always abused it,” he said.