Love for Kyle Rittenhouse
Speaking of love, Kyle Rittenhouse is getting a lot of love these days. Seems his name and story are continuing to flood the both the fake and intelligent media.
By now, we all know who Kyle is. But if you don’t know, he is the Illinois young man that was acquitted of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.
17 during the time of the protests, now 19-year-old Rittenhouse wants his Smith & Wesson M & P 15 rifle back so he can destroy it. Although the rifle Rittenhouse used belonged to a friend who helped the then 17-year-old purchase it as he was too young to buy and possess how own, Rittenhouse’s attorneys now maintain he is the gun’s lawful owner “per verbal contract enacted” with friend, Dominick Black.
"Mr. Rittenhouse further wishes to ensure that the firearm in question is properly destroyed," attorney Mark Richards writes in the document filed in Kenosha County Circuit Court.
Rittenhouse family spokesman David Hancock said Thursday that Rittenhouse wants to destroy the rifle and plans to throw out his clothing so that no one can use any of it to "celebrate" the shootings.
"At the end of the day, two people did lose their lives, period," Hancock said. "That weapon was involved in that. That weapon doesn't belong on a mantle. It doesn't belong in a museum. It belongs where Kyle wants it, and Kyle wants it destroyed. ... There's plenty of people out there who would like to hold these items up, on both sides. That's nothing Kyle's interested in."
Kyle has also been named in the civil suit filed by the family of Anthony Huber. The $10 million-dollar lawsuit includes Rittenhouse, The city of Kenosha and its police department. This civil suit could prevent Rittenhouse from making any personal profit and gain from the shootings, including any possible book deals or speaking engagements.
“He’s responsible,” John Huber said of Rittenhouse, who fired at Anthony Huber after Huber struck him with a skateboard during a foot chase. Rittenhouse “killed two people. He became an active shooter and my son tried to stop him,” John Huber said. “Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to stop him, and he lost his life in the process.”
At 18, Huber was charged with several felonies related to a fight with his older half-brother and was sent to jail for 138 days before being sentenced to probation. In 2017, Huber returned to prison for two years after being charged with battery for kicking his sister. He suffered from bi-polar disorder, struggled finding and keeping a job and home. Video of that night show he confronted Rittenhouse, threatening to kill him.
No hearings have been set in the Eastern District of Milwaukee for the lawsuit. Aidala said it is likely that some of the municipalities named will settle with Huber’s parents before it reaches trial. However, he said he wouldn’t be surprised if the Hubers pursue a trial against Rittenhouse as “a form of closure.”
If they win, the court could claim future earnings Rittenhouse might make from a book deal and high-profile speaking engagements.
Hughes, who is not part of the lawsuit, said that should Huber’s parents receive money, it should be used to fund mental health services within Kenosha or for services “to help ease formerly incarcerated people back into society.”
Rittenhouse, she said, “didn’t go away quietly and pursue his dreams of nursing like he said he was going to do. He went to Mar-a-Lago. He went on Tucker Carlson.”
Rittenhouse continues to get shade thrown his way as well as an abundance of support. He’s become somewhat of a celebrity advocate for the right, 2nd amendment supporters. What are your thoughts on everything after his acquittal? We’d love to hear them.