FPC Statement on Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Verdict

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The Firearms Policy Coalition just released their statement on the Rittenhouse case verdict. IMG iStock-935671782

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) issued the following statement today in response to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse:

Consistent with the Constitution, in finding him not guilty on all charges, a jury of Kyle Rittenhouse’s peers recognized today that the human right to armed self-defense doesn’t end at a state line and applies equally to young adults. Individuals facing a threat of violence have no duty to retreat before exercising their right to defend their life.

And after weighing the evidence, the jury found that Mr. Rittenhouse should not be convicted on charges the prosecution should never have brought in the first place. While Kyle is no longer under threat of being caged for defending his life, his experience shows the value of our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms: When the police aren’t willing or able to protect you from unjust force and violence, your AR-15—America’s rifle—can.


About Firearms Policy Coalition

Firearms Policy Coalition (firearmspolicy.org) is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend constitutional rights—especially the right to keep and bear arms—advance individual liberty, and restore freedom through litigation and legal action, legislative and regulatory action, education, outreach, grassroots activism, other programs. FPC Law is the nation’s largest public interest legal team focused on the Second Amendment and adjacent fundamental rights including freedom of speech and due process, conducting litigation, research, scholarly publications, and amicus briefing, among other efforts.Firearms Policy Coalition

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Wass
Wass(@wass)
16 days ago

While I agree with the statement by FPC, they didn’t need to tout the AR-15. There are lots of other weapons capable of aiding in a life threatening situation.

Last edited 16 days ago by Wass
Buzz
Buzz(@buzzard)
16 days ago

The two Low Lifes that He killed would still be alive if they had been in PRISON where they belonged.

Norm
Norm(@nglitz)
16 days ago

Kyle DID retreat, for all the good it did him. He was running away and fell, was kicked, grabbed and hit with a skateboard when he shot those three scumbags.

BigJim
BigJim(@bigjim)
16 days ago
Reply to  Norm

Hanna Giddings didn’t understand watch her video. It’s as if they refuse to learn.

Bigfootbob
Bigfootbob(@bigfootbob)
16 days ago

“You are your own best first responder”

So true. Remember when seconds count, the police are minutes away.

Stampman
Stampman(@bobfromktown)
16 days ago

Somewhere in the ether. It was mentioned that the DA of Kenosha didn’t try the case himself. Because he’s a political rising star in Wisconsin. That and he knew the case was bogus. That being said. Because the police no longer police. We are left to our own defense.

Tionico
Tionico(@tionico)
16 days ago
Reply to  Stampman

if the above is as yuo have stated, than tha tDA needs to be brought up on the same charges ADA Binger and his equally corrupt sidekick Kraus deserve. The DA is the “buck stops here” guy and if he =KNEW the case was bogus and allowed his underling to press on with it nyeay HE is as culpable as the otehr two louts. ALL need to be disbarred and criminally charged.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy(@laddyboy)
16 days ago

I hope and pray Mr. Rittenhouse can put these events behind. These THUGS brought about their own demise by ATTACKING and ASSAULTING an American Citizen. SELF DEFENCE and DEFENSE of others IS a RIGHT ALL American Citizens have! Even the Founders of OUR Constitution Acknowledged and REITERATED these RIGHTS existed BEFORE OUR Constitution was penned. It is a wonder and detriment that these DemoKKKrat communists will not, or cannot, acknowledge this FACT!

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
17 days ago

LOL. 950 is good. <1100 fps can be quiet & discreet; helps avoid being imprisoned or murdered by The Blue for exercising your God-given natural right to self-defense.

Last edited 17 days ago by Russn8r
Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman(@henry_bowman)
17 days ago

Why do I always carry a gun? Because a cop won’t fit in my pocket.

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
17 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Too many full-size donut munchers Just F’g Observe you & your family’s life, liberty, property & dreams beaten, looted & destroyed anyway, even in TEXAS.

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/05/11/texas-ag-shreds-plano-police-chief-after-man-confronting-road-blocking-militant-blm-protesters-only-one-charged-1072588/

While you’re there, check out the priest being arrested by THE BLUE.

Last edited 17 days ago by Russn8r
Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman(@henry_bowman)
16 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Whoa, back up there Russty. I was only making a cop joke. But I agree, cops are pretty useless nowadays. All the good cops either quit in frustration or take their pension at the first opportunity and for the same reasons. In 2020 alone, close to 100,000 cops walked off the job. Those were the “good cops”. Thousands more were fired in 2021 because they refused to take the jab, and those were the “smart cops”. Now all that’s left are the bad apples and lazy bones. You gotta look far and wide to find a good cop anymore, they’re… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
17 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

LOL. Lookit all them the donut munching moron sock puppet downvotes! Their collective IQ is less than 90.

Jeffersonian
Jeffersonian(@jeffersonian)
16 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

I recently escaped from Portland, where cops stand around watching, or don’t show up at all, when mobs attack. Then they arrest people who defend themselves, like Michael Strickland.
Cops are not the good guys.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
16 days ago
Reply to  Jeffersonian

City councils and mayors have, in some cities turned police departments into private armies. In some cities the police are not there to keep police and reduce crime. A change is needed.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman(@henry_bowman)
16 days ago
Reply to  Jeffersonian

You forgot Kenosha cops… they stood around and wouldn’t listen to Kyle Rittenhouse when he ran to them for help. They wouldn’t listen when he said he had to shoot 3 guys trying to kill him. He had to go back to Antioch IL and turn himself in to that police department so he wouldn’t get charged with being a fugitive from the law. We no longer have a justice system. Now it’s an injustice system – the guilty go unpunished and good people get railroaded. We may as well get that 2nd American Revolution started, we no longer have… Read more »

uncle dudley
uncle dudley(@rockhouse)
17 days ago

When I heard that the jury consisted of seven women and five men I thought they would find a charge to pin on him.
Maybe the makeup of the jury is why it took them so long to render their verdict, the video showed it was self defense and to me it was cut and dried.
Not guilty, glad they felt the same.

Finnky
Finnky(@finnks)
17 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

I suspect prosecutor’s claim that “we all take a beating” resonated with th3 women. They recognized this as an attack on the rights of victims of domestic abuse. While men are abused more often, women suffer grievous injuries or death far more often.
The women recognized potential lethality of fists, boots, and skateboards and soundly rejected prosecutor’s claims.