Jul 19, 2013
07:27 AMConnecticut Today
Ted Nugent’s Comments on Zimmerman Trial Put Heat on New Haven Concert Date
Ted Nugent won’t be welcome by some in the community when he comes to New Haven for a concert next month after making controversial comments about the Zimmerman trial verdict.
Nugent, a seasoned hard rock musician and outspoken gun advocate, is well known for making controversial statements, but a recent editorial he wrote about the Zimmerman trial has touched raw nerves, bringing him into the limelight yet again.
According to the Huffington Post, Nugent wrote: “George Zimmerman is thankfully and rightfully not facing any jail time for legally defending himself, but he is far from a free man. ... While there is little he can do to protect himself from a civil-rights charge by our gun-running, pro-New Black Panthers attorney general, Mr. Zimmerman may have some legal room to move regarding a wrongful death lawsuit by Trayvon Martin’s family.”
Nugent is scheduled to perform Aug. 6 at Toad's Place, and the club's owner said the show will go on.