Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys have filed a court motion in an attempt to get their client’s gun back — the same AR-15-style rifle he used to shoot three protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2020.
According to the motion, Rittenhouse wants the weapon back so it “can be destroyed.” The 19-year-old’s attorneys have also requested the return of Rittenhouse’s clothing, a cell phone and ammunition. “At the end of the day, two people did lose their lives, period,” says attorney David Hancock. “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.”
Rittenhouse, who claimed he fired his weapon in self-defense, has been acquitted of all charges.
Should the court honor his request?