The New York Daily News reports:
The teenage gunman charged with killing two Wisconsin protesters this summer paid for the assault-style rifle used in the shooting with money he got from a taxpayer-funded stimulus program, he said in a jailhouse interview published Thursday.
Kyle Rittenhouse, who is too young to legally carry a firearm in the state unless he’s hunting, had an adult friend buy the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 on his behalf just weeks before the Aug. 25 shooting, according to police.
“I got my $1,200 from the coronavirus Illinois unemployment cause I was on furlough from the YMCA and I got my first unemployment check, so I was like, ‘Oh, I’ll use this to buy it,’” he told The Washington Post in the first interview since his arrest on homicide charges.
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