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Kyle Rittenhouse says he will destroy the AR-15 he used to kill two during Kenosha riot

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Acquitted Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse has revealed that he plans to destroy the AR-15 rifle he used to fatally shoot two men last year during a Black Lives Matter riot in Wisconsin. 

‘That’s my rifle,’ the teen said Tuesday during an appearance on the conservative podcast The Charlie Kirk Show, after host Charlie Kirk flashed a photo of Kenosha prosecutor Thomas Binger holding the now infamous firearm in court last month during Rittenhouse’s trial for murder.

Rittenhouse, now 18, then told Kirk, 28, and right-wing journalist Jack Posobiec, 35, that the rifle is ‘being destroyed right now.’  

‘We don’t want anything to do with that,’ he added.

Rittenhouse was acquitted of five felony charges, including first-degree intentional homicide, following the August 2020 shooting, claiming during his trial in November that the killings were done in self-defense.

He and Kirk discussed Tuesday how Binger held the AR-15 Rittenhouse used to fatally shoot Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injure Gaige Grosskreutz, during the violence in 2020.  

Binger was heavily criticized for how he handled the firearm during a demonstration in court, placing his finger on the trigger – something deemed incredibly dangerous and unprofessional unless one fully intends to shoot.  

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Acquitted Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse has revealed that he plans to destroy the AR-15 rifle he used to fatally shoot two men last year

Acquitted Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse has revealed that he plans to destroy the AR-15 rifle he used to fatally shoot two men last year

Rittenhouse pictured with the gun in question during the August 25 protests, where he shot two men dead and wounded another in what a jury determined was self defense

Rittenhouse pictured with the gun in question during the August 25 protests, where he shot two men dead and wounded another in what a jury determined was self defense

This photo of Kenosha Assistant District Attorney Binger holding the AR-15 Rittenhouse used sparked the conversation on the conservative talk show Monday

This photo of Kenosha Assistant District Attorney Binger holding the AR-15 Rittenhouse used sparked the conversation on the conservative talk show Monday

During the hour-long interview, Rittenhouse aired a variety of grievances against Binger, which he said arose during the trial – starting with how the Wisconsin jurist handled the high-profile weapon.

On-air, Rittenhouse slammed the Kenosha assistant district attorney for placing his finger on the trigger in what he viewed as an unprofessional – and dangerous – manner during a courtroom demonstration.

‘He was pointing the gun at the gallery, and I looked at my attorney,’ Rittenhouse said, referring to one of the lawyers on his defense team, Corey Chirafisi. 

‘I said, “Corey, that’s Gun Safety 101,”‘ the teen recalled. ‘Loaded or unloaded, treat a gun like it’s loaded.’

Kirk then questioned Rittenhouse further about the courtroom incident, showing the teen a photo of Binger brandishing the AR-15.

‘So Kyle, you’re sitting there,’ Kirk said during the discussion. ‘It’s closing arguments, right?’ 

Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, assured a panel than included Kirk, second from left, and right-wing journalist Jack Posobiec, far left, that the rifle is 'being destroyed right now'

Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, assured a panel than included Kirk, second from left, and right-wing journalist Jack Posobiec, far left, that the rifle is ‘being destroyed right now’

‘Oh my god, yeah,’ Rittenhouse says.  

‘You have attorney Binger pick up an AR-15, and just decide-’ Kirk then says, analyzing the photo of the prosecutor pointing the weapon – before suddenly blurting out: ‘You have better trigger posture than him, Kyle!’

‘What is he pointing at?’ Posobiec then rhetorically asks Rittenhouse and Kirk, astounded by Binger’s brazen waving of the weapon in Wisconsin court.

Kirk then asks: ‘Is he threatening the jury?’

‘Pretty much,’ Rittenhouse replies. ‘He was pointing the gun at the gallery, and I looked at my attorney.‘ 

‘This was your gun, right?’ Kirk asks.

‘That’s my rifle – that we’re having destroyed right now,’ Rittenhouse then reveals. 

‘We don’t want anything to do with that.’ 

Rittenhouse also explained he had been on the stand when Binger commented on his ‘post-arrest silent [sic]’.

‘I was like ‘what the f***,’ this is basic, middle school Constitution test stuff. I know this stuff, you don’t comment on a defendant’s post-arrest silence,’ he said.

Black, who was at the scene of the incident with Rittenhouse, purchased the rifle Rittenhouse used to kill two men. He said he was on the roof of a store when he got a call from the teen that he had killed someone

Black, who was at the scene of the incident with Rittenhouse, purchased the rifle Rittenhouse used to kill two men. He said he was on the roof of a store when he got a call from the teen that he had killed someone

Rittenhouse claimed he took the stand because he 'wanted the world to know who the real Kyle Rittenhouse was'

Rittenhouse famously cried in court while being questioned on the stand, but claimed he took the stand because he 'wanted the world to know who the real Kyle Rittenhouse was'

Rittenhouse claimed he took the stand because he ‘wanted the world to know who the real Kyle Rittenhouse was’

Rittenhouse (pictured on the ground) was kicked in the face, said he acted in self-defense. He was found not guilty on all charges

Rittenhouse (pictured on the ground) was kicked in the face, said he acted in self-defense. He was found not guilty on all charges 

Dominick Black, 19, was the first to testify in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

Dominick Black, 19, was the first to testify in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

‘Binger’s a crazy person,’ Kirk said.  

Kirk compared Rittenhouse’s experience to ‘standing up to a bully in the hallway’ and it ‘resonated’ with so many people. 

The host played a clip of Binger in court saying: ‘You lost the right to self-defense when you’re the only that brings the gun, when you’re the one that brings the danger.’ 

Kirk questioned: ‘Is that what the law says?’ 

‘No,’ Rittenhouse says. ‘I’m just a normal 17 or 18-year-old kid. I way I look at it, what he’s saying, is that no one has the right to defend themselves in the world – or in the United States – that means, what he’s saying is no one is allowed to carry a gun essentially. That’s what I get out of it.’ 

Jack agreed, stating that Binger ‘conflated’ the situation. 

He did, however, defend the judge, claiming he was unbiased but simply a ‘constitutionalist.’

Over the course of the interview, Rittenhouse opened up about the trial, revealing that he knew the ‘state didn’t have a case’ against him when ‘they put Dominic Black on the stand.’ Black had purchased the AR-15 Rittenhouse used in Kenosha with the teen’s money.

The teen also discussed the risk of taking the stand instead of pleading the Fifth, but explained he ‘wanted the world to know who the real Kyle Rittenhouse was.’ 

He told Kirk that he had been ‘freaking out’ during the run-up to the trial, despite his remarkably calm composure in court, but he felt the tide turn in his favor when the prosecution called his friend Black.

He explained that he knew then that there wasn’t a case against him because the prosecution was banking on Black to ‘lie,’ he claimed.

‘There’s two [turning points] actually when I knew that state didn’t have a case was when they had their opening statements and they put Dominic Black on the stand, which really helped me,’ the teen said. He didn’t mention the second reason. 

‘This is just speculation, but I think they called Dominic to the stand hoping he would lie, but Dominic was under oath and he told the truth.’  

‘People want to push their own agendas and they don’t want to look at the facts of what happened and they just don’t want to get to know me as a person or just as a human,’ Rittenhouse said on the conservative talk show.  

‘My reason for taking the stand was I wanted the world to know who the real Kyle Rittenhouse was.’ 

Kirk called Rittenhouse a ‘normal kid, who got caught into something you didn’t want to get catch into.’   

Rittenhouse has been vocally critical of his former lawyers John Pierce and Lin Wood who he claims left him in jail for 87 days so they could use funds raised for his bail for themselves.

On Tuesday, he slammed them again. 

‘They like to think they’re heroes, they are just a bunch of fraud men.’ 

 He also complained about Wood’s QAnon rants and election fraud theories. 

‘He’s completely insane and needs to be on meds.’ 

The teenage and his guests Jack and Dave also plugged the fundraiser for the teen.     

The teen also stated he was surprised about how many people ‘supported the right to self-defense.’ 

‘I didn’t know how many people supported the right to self-defense.’ 

During the discussion, Rittenhouse further revealed that he once aspired to be in law enforcement growing up in Illinois.

‘Growing up, I wanted to be a police officer, to be able to help people when they’re having bad days,’ Rittenhouse told the right-wing panel.

The teen, however, did not detail his plans for the future now that he has been acquitted.

The interview comes after the Arizona State University confirmed this week that the teen was not currently enrolled at the college, after Rittenhouse had said during the trial that he had been taking online courses at the college. 

The university confirmed to DailyMail.com that it was Rittenhouse’s decision to leave the campus, saying he was only registered part-time last year for a non-degree online course that he did not complete.

‘Our records show that he is not currently enrolled,’ ASU spokesperson Jay Thorne said in a statement to The Arizona Republic, adding that the decision taken by Rittenhouse was not a result of any action taken by the university against him.  

A spokesperson for Arizona State University told Dailymail.com that Rittenhouse has ‘not gone through the ASU admissions procession. University records show that he is not currently enrolled in any classes at ASU.’ 

The schools comments come after a slew of student protests demanding the teen’s withdrawal from the school despite his November acquittal.  

During the appearance on The Charlie Kirk Show, which was filmed Monday and posted Tuesday, Rittenhouse said he ‘doesn’t really care’ about the protests.

‘Look, I don’t really care that they’re protesting,’ he said. ‘I think it’s actually very silly and funny but I agree with everyone’s right to demonstrate, no matter how silly it is.’ 

Rittenhouse said he was surprised to find how many people 'supported the right to self-defense'

Rittenhouse said he was surprised to find how many people ‘supported the right to self-defense’

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