Watch the closing arguments of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Earlier today, Judge Bruce Schroeder dismissed a count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a minor at the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.
Rittenhouse was 17-years-old when he carried the weapon in question, an AR-15-style rifle, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 25, 2020. Schroeder dismissed the charge on the grounds of an exception within the law that relates to the length of the gun’s barrel.
The relevant restrictions for possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under the age of 18 only apply if the individual possessed or was armed with a rifle or a shotgun if the firearm was a short-barreled rifle or short-barreled shotgun, or if the person was otherwise not in compliance with certain hunting regulations, Wisconsin law states.
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