In my post about the two people murdered and a third seriously wounded in Kenosha but a 17 year old BOY with an AR-15…my question was what was a 17 year old from Illinois doing in Kenosha with the rifle.
Well from comments and news articles on line, nothing that is legal.
Apparently in both his home state of Illinois and in Wisconsin, a 17 year old can’t own a long rifle and is not permitted to open carry such a weapon.
So not only did Kyle Rittenhouse murder two people on the streets of Kenosha, he had broken gun laws in two states and carried the gun across interstate lines to do so. Yet right wing media and others are trying to make him out to be a hero. ALL of his actions were illegal. ALL OF THEM.
Now yesterday I also asked if there would be federal charges. I think it would be appropriate if there are…but…after thinking bout it…I hope that there aren’t federal murder charges. The feds still have the death penalty while Wisconsin does not. His life is already forfeit but I don’t want to him him killed.