One Final Ruling Made in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
There is actually another in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial believe it or not.
You thought it was all over, but it wasn’t. It is now though and the final ruling doesn’t affect Rittenhouse’s freedom in any way. This time it’s just about what is going to happen to the weapon that was used by Rittenhouse that night to defend himself from the people who were trying to harm him.
According to the Washington Examiner,
The assault-style rifle and ammunition Kyle Rittenhouse used in self-defense to kill two people and wound another during the 2020 Kenosha riots will be destroyed by the state and not returned to the teenager as requested, a Wisconsin judge ruled Friday.
Judge Bruce Schroeder, the same judge who presided over Rittenhouse’s criminal trial last year, said prosecutors and defense attorneys will be given video footage of the destruction, which is likely to take place in April.
Richards and David Hancock, a spokesman for the now-19-year-old, said Rittenhouse wanted to destroy the rifle himself and trash the rest of the items so they cannot be used to glorify the shootings.
Now, I guess I can understand this ruling. I’m sure that there are some people out there who would highly value this weapon and I’m sure someone would even be willing to pay some big-time money for it.
At the same time, I’m sure there are some people out there who would not like the weapon returned to Rittenhouse and quite possibly even seek vengeance against him and try to steal the weapon back or try to punish him in some way for it.
I don’t think Rittenhouse cares too much as to whether or not he gets the gun back. He can always get another one, especially with all of the cash he’ll likely soon be getting from outlets like CNN and MSNBC.