Kyle Rittenhouse had an AR-15 on the night that he shot three men at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A jury has accepted his plea of not guilty by reason of self-defense, and he’s now a free man. His supporters want to help him after a trial they say he should never have faced, and one proposal is to give him free guns.
As you can see in the clip below, before the trial was even over, Wendy Rittenhouse, Kyle’s mother, assured Sean Hannity that given the opportunity, her son “would do it again” — which she frames as an indefatigable desire to help others.
Kyle Rittenhouse's Mom: “With Kyle, I know him and he probably would do it again because that's the type of person he is. He always wants to help people…” pic.twitter.com/oNaQzpzfeC
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 12, 2021
If the opportunity to “do it all again” should arise, there are supporters who want Rittenhouse prepared, it seems. One gun shop in North Carolina has chimed in with a promise that if they’re put in contact with him, they’ll be happy to provide him with “whatever his heart desires” as a free gift.
“This young man deserves a new rifle and many other things after what he has had to deal with.
I’m thinking a FN or a new Colt. In fact he can choose if we can contact him. He can have whatever the hell his exonerated heart desires as far as we are concerned,” Armageddon Armory posted on Facebook, praising Rittenhouse as a defender of the right to self-defense, and someone to whom all Americans owe a debt.
When a follower chimed in offering to help cover the cost of quality optics for Rittenhouse’s new weapon, Armageddon Armory doubled down on the promise to hand the 18-year-old “whatever his heart desires.”
Many on the right have rallied around Rittenhouse, including legislators who have offered him internships.
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