The United States Army has cancelled a scheduled performance by well known gun’s rights activist Ted Nugent after a recent speech the rocker gave at a National Rifle Association meeting last week caused uproar among many on the left, claiming his choice of words amounted to violent hate speech geared towards President Obama.
Army officials said on Thursday that Nugent will no longer be part of the June 23 concert being held at Fort Knox, whose co-headliners include Styx and REO Speedwagon.
The “Cat Scratch Fever” crooner and staunch Romney supporter stated during the NRA meeting in St Louis that if the current president wins re-election in November, he will be “either dead or in jail,” adding that "we need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.”
Although several critics simply dismiss the rhetoric as exaggerated pep talk by a well known eclectic conservative rocker, left wing pundits were not as amused with Nugent’s words, which eventually led to a meeting with the Secret Service last Thursday to discuss his comments.
Nugent himself stated that the meeting with two Secret Service officials went “solid” and that no further action is required.
The Detroit-city rocker is no stranger to being on the right side of the law, who’s most recent run in with authority happened last Friday when Nugent filed court papers with a guilty plea to federal wildlife violations for killing a few too many black bears during a hunting trip in Alaska.
The Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreations Facebook page stated that "After learning of opening act Ted Nugent's recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation.” A refund has been offered to ticket holders.