During a Thursday interview Kyle Rittenhouse says he used coronavirus stimulus money to buy the AR-15 he allegedly used in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25, 2020.
Rittenhouse was charged with the murder of two people during the riots that followed the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake. He claimed the shootings were in self-defense.
On August 30, 2020, Rittenhouse’s attorney, John Pierce, told Breitbart News Sunday:
The rioters got enraged by that. Kyle actually attempted to retreat. He was chased down by attackers that were repeatedly stating that he should be killed. They came at him lightning-fast and attempted to begin striking him and wrestling with this rifle with an intent to kill. He had no choice but to fire his weapon and protect himself.
Pierce also told Breitbart News Sunday the AR-15 Rittenhouse used was legally possessed, but would not say how it was acquired.
On November 10, 2020,