Ted Nugent wants to give Kyle Rittenhouse a ‘lifetime supply of ammunition’ – Detroit Free Press

Rocker Ted Nugent after the Wednesday morning taping of WKAR-TV's "Off the Record," with host Tim Skubick.

Michigan rocker Ted Nugent said during a recent podcast that he wanted to give a lifetime supply of ammunition to Kyle Rittenhouse, who a Wisconsin jury acquitted of murder last week in a high-profile trial.

Nugent, 72, is a outspoken conservative who sounds off on various issues, including the Second Amendment and why he won’t take the COVID-19 vaccine.

On a new episode of “Rock of Nations With Dave Kinchen,” the ‘Motor City Madman’ said, “I’m going to get a hold of Kyle Rittenhouse and I’m going to provide him a lifetime supply of ammunition.”

He added he’d also “like to begin the Kyle Rittenhouse Tactical Masterclass because as a young man, boy did he do good. He knew that weapon.”

More:Detroit Will Breathe protests Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal: Our fight for justice not overMeanwhile, Rittenhouse told Tucker Carlson on Fox in an interview clip that his case “has nothing to do with race,” but “had to do with the right to self-defense.” He added: “I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement.”

At trial, the defense argued that Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense.

WGRD-FM (97.9) in Grand Rapids reported that in the “Rock of Nations” podcast, Nugent called Rittenhouse “a samurai” who “under those unbelievable, traumatic and physically assaultive conditions — he did his job.”

More:Detroit Will Breathe, metro Detroit activists ‘not surprised’ by Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

Nugent said in Oct. 1 appearance on “Off The Record” that COVID-19 might be a “weaponized virus” and when senior Capitol correspondent Tim Skubick asked him if he believes that the millions of people who got the shot are “just stupid,” He replied: “Yup.”

The Michigan singer and songwriter makes outlandish comments on a variety of topics so often though that various news outlets have complied lists of his “most controversial” and “craziest” quotes over the years.

Contact Frank Witsil: 313-222-5022 or fwitsil@freepress.com.

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