A local NBC affiliate reported that Nugent’s management made the decision to tell fans they could not bring their guns inside the Berglund Performing Arts Theater in Roanoke, Va.
According to the news outlet, the Berglund Center said that since it is owned by the city it is not allowed to ban guns from being carried into its facility unless a performer requests it. A sub-contract between Nugent and his promoter regarding open carry was shared with Berglund Center management right before the performance, according to NBC.
“It happened about five minutes before we opened doors. We had a security meeting before we opened doors and the subject came up and we said, ‘Yes people will be bringing firearms,'” Berglund Center General Manager Robyn Schon told NBC.