Yeah, this guy needs to pay for providing a dangerous weapon to a clearly unstable teenager.
Courtesy of WaPo:
When Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly shot and killed two people and seriously wounded another man in August during racial justice protests in Kenosha, Wis., he used an assault rifle that authorities said a friend had bought for him.
At 17, Rittenhouse was too young to have legally bought the Smith & Wesson M & P-15 rifle himself.
Prosecutors have charged that friend, 19-year-old Dominick David Black, with two felony counts of intentionally selling a gun to a minor. Black made his first court appearance on Monday in the Kenosha County Circuit Court.
Authorities say Black bought the rifle in April for Rittenhouse, who then allegedly used the gun on Aug. 25 to shoot and kill Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and to seriously injure Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, during civil unrest sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black Kenosha resident.
Rittenhouse, who faces six charges, including intentional homicide, has not denied being the gunman in the fatal shootings; his lawyers say he acted in self-defense. “Kyle did nothing wrong,” his lawyers said in a September statement. “He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory law right to self-defense.”
We do not have a “god-given right” to commit murder.
Nor to illegally provide a weapon used to commit that murder.
I am hoping that both of these guys go to jail for a very, very long time.