News Judge Dismisses Gun Charges in Rittenhouse Case Forrest Cooper November 15, 2021 Join the Conversation The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse is coming to a close, and as it holds a firm grip on the attention of the Nation, we watch in anticipation for the outcome. What will go down as a landmark case has taken many twists and turns, both inside and out of the courtroom. The latest development is that the Judge has officially thrown out the charge levied against Kyle Rittenhouse regarding the illegal possession of a firearm. This critical component of the Prosecution's claim suggested that if Kyle was illegally in possession of a firearm, he would not be able to claim Self Defense in the shooting. Now that Judge Schroeder has dismissed this charge, the spotlight on the case has only gotten brighter. Wisconsin law states that is illegal for a minor to be in possession of a deadly weapon unless they are 16 or 17 years of age. Because at the time of the shooting, Kyle Rittenhouse was 17, the Judge has determined that he cannot be charged of this as a matter of law. In this case, one more doorway to prosecution has been closed, but not all of them. Some have reacted to the dismissal by saying that the law was confusingly written, which allows for an elastic interpretation. A contingent of the National Guard has been assembled near Kenosha in preparation for possible civil unrest. The relevance of the gun charge to the remainder of the case highlights the cultural importance of the trial. The Judge dismissing this specific charge against Kyle Rittenhouse is a sign that the Second Amendment is present in. Wisconsin's Legal Codes, at least in part. According to the Judge, Kyle Rittenhouse's right to keep and bear arms will not be determined by a jury. As of now, the remaining charges include reckless homicide, reckless endangerment, intentional homicide, and attempted intentional homicide. More From RECOIL In 2020, The Second Amendment was Alive and Well.Punishment for Good Behavior.Porch Vikings: Rapid Emergency Networks during the Minneapolis Riots. Explore RECOILweb:Missing the Point on School ShootingsPistol Drill: 3-StyleThe Ashley Update: Maryland Arms Collector’s Antique Arm ShowMagpul announces Hunter X-22 NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.