What did he expect? Weighing risks and exercising self control were sadly beyond him (also illustrated by his rap sheet below). After the ineffectual attack with a skateboard, Anthony Huber then proceeded to try to wrestle away a long gun from the outside beyond the length of the barrel. Bad idea.
Self regard, self love a little high perhaps? His rap sheet shows that he was hardly a SAP (socially adept psychopath) in terms of self control or correctly assessing his place on the ‘food chain’. Plus his pathological optimism. I don’t consider that there is any question of whether or not he was a psychopath, he was.
Self defense is absolutely allowed under natural law (law of necessity). Kyle R. had every reason to believe that if he released the rifle that it would be used against him. Case law / statutory law doesn’t usually wish to contradict such a strong natural law. We’ll see how this works out.
It would seem to me that DA Michael Gravely seriously overcharged Kyle R. He should be examined to determine if he is another psychopath obeying the psychopath’s prime directive to side with other psychopaths against the world of the neurotypicals (aka normals, normies). (See the case of the Kayak Killer, Angelika Graswald, and the Orange County NY, David Hoovler, for the same possibility. https://nypost.com/2017/07/25/da-who-offered-kayak-killer-a-plea-deal-isnt-happy-about-it/ )
If interested, https://pathwhisperer.info/2020/06/01/on-antifa/
To those who say, ‘well isn’t optimism supposed to be a good thing? Is it still psychotic if it actually helps the individual accomplish their aims?’ Let’s look at George Armstrong Custer. His psychotic optimism was actually a great help to his life and career, right up to the day it wasn’t.