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Judge dismissed Kyle Rittenhouse’s gun charge

Kyle rittenhouse gun charge dimissed

Judge on Monday dismissed gun charge against Kyle Rittenhouse. The Court finds Kyle Rittenhouse lawfully carried the AR-15 on the night of August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

A 17-year-old in Wisconsin may possess a rifle or shotgun as long as it is not a short-barreled rifle or shotgun. The prosecution agreed that the gun was not a shotgun or a rifle with a short barrel.

The Wisconsin law, according to the judge, was poorly written, and the shorter barrel size of the rifle Rittenhouse carried meant he did not violate it.

The judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Kenosha dismissed an illegal gun possession charge against the teen prior to closing arguments and jury deliberations.

The dismissal of the gun charge against Kyle Rittenhouse leaves the jury with five counts to consider.

On Monday, prosecutors and defense attorneys will make their closing arguments to the jury. Closing arguments will last two and a half hours for both the defense and the prosecution.

The case will then go to jury.

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