‘It’s just a video game, it’s not real life’: Kyle Rittenhouse testifies about AR-15 rifle and playing Call of Duty
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Kyle Rittenhouse testified about why he purchased an AR-15 rifle through a friend that would officially become his upon turning eighteen on Wednesday.

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger cross-examined Rittenhouse about why he chose an AR-15 rifle.

"So you're telling us the reason that you wanted Dominic [Black] to buy you an AR-15, as opposed to a pistol, is the only reason is because you felt you couldn't lawfully possess a pistol?" Binger asked.

"Correct," Rittenhouse replied.

"You didn't pick out the AR-15 for any other reason?" Binger asked.

"I thought it looked cool, but, no," Rittenhouse said.

The questioning then went to video games.

"Isn't it true when you would hang out with Dominic Black you'd play 'Call of Duty' and other first-person shooter video games," Binger asked. "And those are games where you use weapons like AR-15s to pretty much shoot anybody who comes at you, correct?"

"It's a video game where two players are playing together. I don't really understand the meaning of your question to be honest," he said.

"Isn't one of the things people do in these video games try and kill everyone with your guns?" Binger asked.

"Yeah, the video game. It's just a video game. It's not real life," he said.

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