The wife of NRA board member Ted Nugent was reportedly arrested at the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport for bringing a gun into the terminal.
According to TMZ, Shemane Deziel was arrested today, but it is not clear if Nugent was with her. The couple has been married since 1989.
Yesterday, Nugent used the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington to attack President Lyndon Johnson's social programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, which Nugent claimed are "responsible for more destruction to black America than the evils of slavery and the KKK combined."
Nugent wrote on the conspiracy website WND:
Just one year after Dr. King delivered his memorable speech, President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society began a systematic and engineered welfare juggernaut that would do more damage, cause more harm and become responsible for more destruction to black America than the evils of slavery and the KKK combined.
President Johnson's Great Society's War on Poverty has turned out to be, for all practical and statistical purposes, a War on Black America.
However, theWashington Postreported in 2012:
First, there was a huge fall in the poverty rate throughout the 1960s, and in particular after LBJ announced the War on Poverty in 1964 and followed up with Medicaid, Medicare, greater federal housing spending, and other programs to fight that war. In 1964, the poverty rate was 19 percent. Ten years later, it was 11.2 percent, and it has not gone above 15.2 percent any year since then. Contrary to what you may have heard, the best evidence indicates that the War on Poverty made a real and lasting difference.