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Secret Service Closes Case on Ted Nugent's Obama "Threat"

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

The Secret Service interviewed Ted Nugent over his comment about President Obama that some said constituted a threat, and the agency considers the matter closed.

At the NRA's convention last weekend, Nugent said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."

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The comment caught the attention of those in charge of the president's security, and two agents interviewed the rocker/gun nut Thursday in Oklahoma, reports The Associated Press.

"The issue has been resolved," agency spokesman Brian Leary said. "The Secret Service does not anticipate any further action."

In a statement on his website about the meeting, Nugent wrote he never meant his comment to be a threat against Obama:

(It was a) 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. Godbless the good federal agents wherever they may be.