Crime Texas Gun Store Holds 'Not Guilty' Sale Following Rittenhouse Verdict
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The case surrounding the 18-year-old has sparked frequent debate since the shootings took place in Kenosha in August 2020.After two weeks of testimony, the defense and prosecution will outline their arguments surrounding the 18-year-old for the final time to the jury at Kenosha County Circuit court.
A Texas gun store is holding a "not guilty" sale following the not guilty verdict reached last week in thetrial.
The Saddle River Range in Conroe recently sent out a text to customers announcing the sale, which began last Saturday and is set to last until Thanksgiving, according to KPRC-TV in Houston.
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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The jury in Kyle Rittenhouse's trial was to move into a third day of deliberations Thursday, even as its request to re-watch video in the case sparked a fresh bid from his attorneys for a mistrial. © Provided by Associated Press Kyle Rittenhouse looks back before going on a break during his trail at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.
The Saddle River Range also announced the sale on, where it featured a picture of Rittenhouse holding a gun during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests in August 2020, following the police shooting of . Rittenhouse was tried on multiple felony charges after fatally shooting two men and wounding another.
In the Instagram post, the Saddle River Range said it wanted to "clear up some confusion" about the sale.
"We are celebrating the life that Kyle Rittenhouse now gets to live because he was able to defend himself without being penalized for it. This is a big win for the Second Amendment and cause for celebration," the post's caption said.
"For those of you who think we are celebrating 'the death of innocent people,' we apologize that you didn't take the time to gather and evaluate the actual facts from the case. We hope you decide to do so in the near future," the caption added.
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Kyle Rittenhouse's homicide trial in Wisconsin has been highlighted by the emotional testimony of the 18-year-old man whose actions as a minor have become emblematic of a divided America. © Sean Krajacic/Pool/Getty Images KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 17: Kyle Rittenhouse listens as attorneys discuss the potential for a mistrial during Rittenhouse's trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 17, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Speaking with KPRC, Saddle River Range owner Thomas Bolsch said that the sale is meant to celebrate "the acquittal from a Second Amendment standpoint and a right to defend yourself point.
"We did not celebrate and we do not celebrate the loss of life," Bolsch told the news station. "I wouldn't change a thing."
Newsweek reached out to Bolsch for further comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
The gun store's sale follows last week's acquittal of Rittenhouse by a Kenosha jury, which found him not guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and four other charges in the shooting deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz on August 25, 2020. The defense argued that Rittenhouse had acted in self-defense.
"I didn't do anything wrong. I defended myself," Rittenhouse told the jury.
Gun rights advocates applauded the jury's decision. National Foundation for Gun Rights Executive Director Dudley Brown said, "When we saw the video evidence of Kyle defending himself and others in Kenosha, WI, NFGR made the decision to support him right away, and we're thrilled to see that he is now a free man."
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Reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict has been polarizing: Right-wing groups celebrating, and liberal leaders decrying the decision as a harbinger of lawless vigilantism and domestic terrorism. Your browser does not support this video The Rittenhouse case became a flashpoint on many of the most divisive issues across the country: the right to bear arms, police brutality, racial injustice and the rise of right-wing militia groups. The teen became a hero in Republican corners and a symbol to the left of the rise of white nationalism and armed militia groups.
Gun control advocacy groups had a much different response to the verdict. One of them, March for Our Lives, said, "Young people are enraged watching this trial, and we refuse to accept this as our normal."
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