Kyle Rittenhouse Gives The Most Compelling Argument In Support Of Assault Weapons With One Tweet

By Emanuel Eisen | Sunday, 05 June 2022 16:45
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Following a series of deadly mass shootings across the nation, Kyle Rittenhouse defended the Second Amendment in a pair of tweets.

"I am alive today because I was able to protect myself," Rittenhouse, 19, tweeted Thursday.

Rittenhouse shot and killed two people during the 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, days after the August shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man, by police.

He was found not guilty on all charges in the homicide trial against him on Nov. 19, and he has maintained that his actions were necessary for self-defense.

The teenager's recent social media post comes as President Joe Biden and Democrats demand greater action about gun control.

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Many Republicans are concerned that such action would violate the rights of the public to defend itself.

It appears Rittenhouse shares the same sentiment. "'The right of people to keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed,' Joe," he tweeted.

Kyle Rittenhouse says Johnny Depp's legal victory is fueling him to sue Mark Zuckerberg and several others.

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Rittenhouse says he is preparing to file defamation suits against those he says called him a murderer and a white supremacist.

Rittenhouse's lawyer says Zuckerberg is singled out because of Facebook's designation of the Kenosha shootings as a "mass murder incident."

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On Aug. 25, 2020, two nights after police shot and wounded Jacob Blake, Rittenhouse shot three men amid civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz in the arm.

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"He has a huge sense of relief for what the jury did to him today. He wishes none of this would have ever happened, but as he said when he testified, he did not start this," said Rittenhouse's defense attorney Mark Richards, speaking to reporters outside the courthouse. "To say that we're relieved would be a gross misunderstatement."

In two weeks of testimony and evidence — led by a daylong turn on the stand by Rittenhouse himself — defense attorneys were able to convince the jury of 12 that the night of Aug. 25, 2020, was filled with deadly peril for the then-17-year-old.

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Rittenhouse claimed self-defense and was acquitted at trial last year.

On Wednesday, Amber Heard was found responsible for defaming Depp in an op-ed published in the Washington Post. Depp was also found liable for a statement his attorney made to the Daily Mail calling her claims a hoax, a jury decided. Jurors awarded Depp a total of $15 million in damages and Heard $2 million.

While the jury found Depp should receive $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, the judge said state law caps punitive damages at $350,000, meaning Depp's award would total $10.35 million.

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