Politifact Won't Remove False Fact Check Saying Rittenhouse Illegally Possessed Gun After Charge Tossed

Politifact Won't Remove False Fact Check Saying Rittenhouse Illegally Possessed Gun After Charge Tossed


Even if the politically motivated, inept prosecution against Kyle Rittenhouse does somehow make a charge or two stick, one thing is clear: It cannot be said that Rittenhouse violated Wisconsin law regarding a minor in possession of a firearm.

But a Politifact fact-checker said Tuesday that Rittenhouse, then 17, could not legally have obtained a gun in August 2020 when, pleading in self-defense, he killed two men and wounded one during a Black Lives Matter riot in Kenosha.

Wisconsin law regarding carrying a firearm is so confusing that on Friday, Judge Bruce Schroeder threw out the charge of a minor carrying a weapon.

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