Why Kyle Rittenhouse Faces No Charges in Kenosha Shooter’s Home State

The 17-year-old accused of murdering two people during Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will not face gun charges in his home state of Illinois.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: A man wears a shirt calling for freedom for Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, the man who allegedly shot protesters in Wisconsin, during a President Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Londonderry, New Hampshire on August 28, 2020. Prosecuotrs said there is no evidence that the gun which was used in a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August was ever physically possessed by Rittenhouse in Illinois.


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A man wears a shirt calling for freedom for Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, the man who allegedly shot protesters in Wisconsin, during a President Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Londonderry, New Hampshire on August 28, 2020. Prosecuotrs said there is no evidence that the gun which was used in a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August was ever physically possessed by Rittenhouse in Illinois.

Kyle Rittenhouse faces two counts of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide after traveling from his home town of Antioch to join up with militia groups at the protest on August 25.

The suspect was originally accused of traveling across state with an AR-15 rifle he was not legally allowed to possess and using it

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