'We are good Americans': Mother of alleged Michigan shooter wrote a letter praising Trump as a 2nd Amendment hero
In Michigan, a 15-year-old suspect has been charged with murder following a Tuesday, November 30 shooting at a high school in the midwestern state. The suspect’s mother, according to The Independent, was a Donald Trump supporter who praised the former president as being supportive of gun owners.
The mother, 43-year-old Jennifer Crumbley, wrote an open letter to Trump on her blog on November 11, 2016 — after Trump had defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election — and said, “As a female and a Realtor, thank you for allowing my right to bear arms. Allowing me to be protected if I show a home to someone with bad intentions. Thank you for respecting that Amendment.”
The November 30 attack left four people dead and others seriously wounded others at the high school. The 15-year-old suspect, the Independent reports, allegedly used a semi-automatic handgun that was legally purchased by his father, James Crumbley, according to Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard in Michigan.
Bouchard, on December 1, said that administrators at the high school flagged the teenager for “behavior in the classroom they felt was concerning.”
Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald alleges that the attack was premeditated. McDonald told reporters, “There is a mountain of digital evidence — videotape, social media, all digital evidence possible — and it absolutely, we are confident that we can show it was premeditation.”
The teenager, at his arraignment, pleaded “not guilty” to the charges he is facing.
In her November 11, 2016 open letter to Trump, Jennifer Crumbley stressed that she didn’t consider herself a card-carrying Republican but had become receptive to his MAGA message.
Crumbley wrote, “You see Mr. Trump I can go on and on, in fact I used to think Democrat. I don’t believe in God and Im quite opposite of your typical ‘republican.’ But now I am 38 years old. I have a family. My husband and I both work full time jobs. I have watched our insurance premiums double. I cannot afford to buy into this Obamacare. For my family its over $600 a month with deductibles. We bust our ass Mr. Trump. I pay taxes, my husband pays his child support, I donate to charities.. We are good fucking Americans that cannot get ahead. And what makes me sick, is people that come over here from other countries and get free everything.”
The Michigan resident, who described herself as “a hard working Middle Class Law Abiding Citizen who is sick of getting fucked in the ass,” went on to tell the then-president-elect, “I have NEVER had this much belief in one person, and you are it.”
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