Pulse of the Voters: The right to defend

Pulse of the Voters: The right to defend

Alden Wack, 19, says he will cast his first presidential ballot for Donald Trump. TRAVERSE CITY — Alden Wack is chomping at the bit to vote Nov. 3. The soon-to-be 19-year-old from Traverse City will cast his first ballot in a presidential election for Donald Trump. Wack was decked out in a “TRUMP 2020” face mask and a navy blue Trump baseball cap with “45” stitched on the side as he sat below the clock tower on Northwestern Michigan College’s campus. Wack is a proud supporter of the Second Amendment. He wears that on his chest, too — emblazoned in gold on a black T-shirt. Kyle Rittenhouse — the 17-year-old from Anitoch, Illinois, who shot and killed two people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin — isn’t much younger than Wack. Rittenhouse faces five felony charges related to the shooting and one misdemeanor count of possession of a dangerous weapon under the age of 18. Wack said he thought Rittenhouse “definitely messed up and what he did was obviously wrong” when he first heard the news of the killings. But Wack changed his tune the more he read. Rittenhouse was there to protect people and businesses, Wack said, adding the 17-year-old did not carry the gun he had across state lines. Wack also said Rittenhouse, although he was underage, was allowed to carry a gun because he had permission from the owner. Wisconsin law, however, states a person under 18 is generally prohibited from possessing or being armed with […]

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