It’s lucky for Ted Nugent that the second amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that you have the right to bear arms, not arm bears.
The famed “Cat Scratch Fever” rocker and sworn enemy of President Obama has pled guilty to charges that he illegally hunted and transported a bear while filming his television show in Alaska.
The Nuge filed a plea agreement in the U.S. District Court in Anchorage, Alaska saying that he illegally shot and killed a bear in May 2009 on Sukkwan Island in southeast Alaska. The incident occurred while the staunch gun rights advocate was filming his Outdoor Channel television show Spirit of the Wild. With cameras rolling, he shot a bear with a gun after wounding another bear with a bow. The bow shooting, even though it failed to kill the bear, counted toward a state seasonal limit of one bear per season. According to Nugent’s lawyer, Nugent didn’t know he was breaking the law.
According to Outdoor Hub, the agreement, signed by Nugent on April 14th and filed in U.S. District Court, says Nugent knowingly possessed and transported the bear in misdemeanor violation of the Lacey Act. He will pay a $10,000 fine and agreed to a two-year probation, including a special condition that he not hunt or fish in Alaska or on Forest Service properties for one year, Yahoo says. The agreement also stated that Nugent will film a public service announcement and pay $600 to the
bear’s family state. The agreement still has to be approved by a judge.
After a National Rifle Association meeting in St. Louis, in which he made statements such as “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent received a visit from Secret Service agents, who wanted to make sure he wasn’t seriously threatening the life of the president. he later said the meeting was “solid.”