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Old September 16, 2020, 02:27 PM   #51
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In general I agree with you rebs . My concern about this whole thing now is what his statement to the detective was and if he was advised of his rights at the time which I have to assume he was . My hope is that his statement was simply , I feared for my life and I want to cooperate but I feel I need a lawyer present and I respectfully have nothing further to say at this time .
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Regarding whether it was legal for Rittenhouse to possess or carry a rifle in WI, the statute that appears to prohibit this, upon closer inspection, appears to apply only in the case of a short-barreled rifle or shotgun. Dean Weingarten makes a pretty cogent argument here: http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2020/09...re-people.html
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I think the kid showed some poor judgement by being there to start with. But once he became targeted by the mob, what choice did he have? He didn't do nothing I wouldn't have done at that point. As far as I am concerned the rioters escalated the situation, and he was justified in shooting in self defense.
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I did a lot of really stupid, and in hindsight embarrassingly idiotic, things when I was 17. Fortunately none of them were as stupid as murdering people on the street because I didn't agree with them.
- Dork letting his political leanings and news consumption cloud his judgement .....

Who "murdered" anybody? I saw 3 shootings in self defense .... what? should the kid just let them beat im to death, with anything handy? Skateboard? His own gun? Hands/Feet? .... He took the best of bad options, and was more restrained than I would have been.
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