After a lengthy investigation, prosecutors in Illinois determined no gun charges are warranted against Kyle Rittenhouse. They found absolutely no evidence that the teen possessed the firearm in the state and that the gun was legally purchased and stored out of state by a “Friend.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, investigators found that the Smith & Wesson .223 caliber rifle “was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin” and turned up no evidence the 17-year-old “physically possessed” the weapon in Illinois, according to a news release from the office of Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim.
However, the teen still faces charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 in Wisconsin. Along with murder charges after Kyle shot three men during violent protests in Kenosia.
Kyle maintains he acted in self-defense and video evidence appears to back up that story but will have to move its way through the courts.
Kyle Rittenhouse’s story is exactly why every gun owner needs to purchase Conceal Carry Insurance. These proceedings show that even clear-cut cases of self-defense can be litigated for a long period of time and cost a ton of money.
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