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Saturday, September 11, 2021

WI: Kyle Rittenhouse Case Intertwined with Kenosha Firearms Case of Dominick Black - Ammoland.com

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- There was another twist in the Kyle Rittenhouse self-defense case in Kenosha Wisconsin recently.

Back on Thursday, 29 July 2021, a hearing was held concerning charges against Dominick Black by the District Attorney in Kenosha County. Two charges have been filed against Dominick. Both of them are for the intentional sale of a dangerous weapon to a person under the age of 18, which results in death.

The statute is Wisconsin 948.60(2)(c).

The presiding judge for the hearing and for the case is the Honorable Bruce E. Schroeder. Judge Schroeder is also the judge hearing the Rittenhouse case. Judge Schroeder has shown admirable restraint and a willingness to try the case on its merits, without bending to media and political pressure.

The two cases are closely intertwined. The history of 948.60(2)(c) shows it was meant to prevent the arming of minors who would go on to commit crimes. People who arm minors who have justifiably used firearms to defend themselves and others have traditionally not been charged with the transfer of a firearm to a minor.  Those cases most commonly occur in a residence.

The Wisconsin law appears clear the transfer from Black to Rittenhouse was not criminal in itself, as explained in an earlier AmmoLand article. A case might be made the transfer was illegal if Rittenhouse used the rifle to commit murder, although it seems a stretch.

Click the link to read the whole article:  Kyle Rittenhouse Case Intertwined

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