Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared of any wrongdoing in his trial and is now a free man. Rittenhouse found himself in an awful situation, he had to defend himself from several individuals who were armed with melee weapons and firearms, he ended up killing two people and wounding a third in this self-defense situation. The AR-15 he used to defend himself is now being destroyed, here is why.
Kyle Rittenhouse has opted to destroy the AR-15 he used that night in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse was making an appearance on The Charlie Kirk Show when he revealed the fate of his rifle. “We don’t want anything to do with that,” Rittenhouse told Kirk.
The decision to destroy the rifle is not all that strange, in fact it goes to show just how human Rittenhouse is. Self-Defense situations can be mentally taxing, it was clear from the trial and his breakdown at it that the shooting took a toll on the young man. Having to keep the rifle that he used in the shooting would bring back these terrible memories constantly.
Some online have suggested that he auction the rifle off to cover some of the legal fees, this would have been in poor taste and considering the media storm surrounding the trial this was the right call. (Besides, the defamation lawsuits that will come from the media coverage of his trial will let him buy many more rifles.