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Letter: Rittenhouse didn’t illegally cross state line with rifle

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Regarding the letter “A Black Kyle Rittenhouse would have been found guilty” (Nov. 27): The letter writer repeated a falsehood that teenager Kyle Rittenhouse left Illinois with the rifle bound for Kenosha, Wisconsin. That’s not true. The weapon was purchased for him by a friend in Kenosha. We can, of course, discuss if this was a good idea, which I believe it was not.

Also under Wisconsin law, the weapon was of legal size for a 17-year-old. As for race, right here in St. Louis, Black defendants are also found not guilty in fatal shooting cases using self-defense as their legal argument.

Phil Henning • Smithton

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