Rocker Challenges Illinois Governor to Backstage Chat

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In fact, the gun-rights advocate known for the hit tune "Cat Scratch Fever'' is itching to tell Blagojevich how much he dislikes Illinois' gun laws.

Nugent says his main complaint is against state laws that prohibit retired police officers and those visiting from other states from carrying concealed weapons.

Blagojevich's position on the issue is unclear since a bill that would have allowed retired officers to carry concealed firearms failed to make it through the legislature this year.

The governor's office declined to comment on Nugent's remarks.

The 54-year-old rocker is scheduled to perform at the fair on August 11.