National Foundation for Gun Rights raises $50K to ‘support’ Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse – By Jessica Flores (USA Today) / Sept 17 2020
A conservative gun rights group has raised $50,000 for the Illinois teenager charged with shooting three people, two fatally, during protests last month in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The conservative National Foundation for Gun Rights, based in Loveland, Colorado, announced Thursday it has sent $50,000 to Kyle Rittenhouse for “defending himself and business owners” amid protests following the fatal police shooting of Jacob Blake.
“I spoke with Kyle’s mother this morning to let her know NFGR received over a thousand donations amounting to over $50,000 from folks who support her son,” NFGR Executive Director Dudley Brown said in a news release.
According to the news release, Rittenhouse’s mother responded: “No words can describe what we’re going through. Thank you so much — and I know Kyle and the rest of the family would say thank you too.”