Lawyers involved in the gun debate are primed for the Supreme Court to take the next big case

Lawyers involved in the gun debate are primed for the Supreme Court to take the next big case

Photo illustration by Brenan Sharp/ABA Journal It was a Tuesday night in late August when Kyle Rittenhouse stood outside of a vehicle dealership on the dark streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin. The armed Illinois teenager was dressed in a baggy green T-shirt that hung over his blue jeans. He had crisscrossed the straps of his Smith & Wesson AR-15-style rifle and a “medical kit” across his chest. “People are getting injured, and our job is to protect this business, and part of my job is to also help people,” the 17-year-old told the conservative news website the Daily Caller. Kyle Rittenhouse Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court via AP The police shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday, Aug. 23, sparked a wave of peaceful demonstrations but also rioting, arson and looting. It was the third night of protests. Rittenhouse was among a group of self-described militia members who said they were on the streets to protect demonstrators and property. Rittenhouse was later involved in a violent confrontation that left two men dead and a third injured. Prosecutors say he first opened fire in a parking lot and shot and killed protester Joseph Rosenbaum, fracturing his pelvis, perforating his right lung and liver and grazing the right side of his forehead. He was seen later running down a street with several protesters in pursuit. Rittenhouse fell to the ground, shooting Anthony Huber and Gaige Grosskreutz, who appeared to be holding a handgun, prosecutors say. Huber died from his wounds, and Grosskreutz was injured. […]

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