Gun Control Groups Grasp at Straws Over Rittenhouse Verdict

By Larry Keane

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Gun control groups have gone completely apoplectic over the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin. IMG  iStock-1249406015

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun control groups have gone apoplectic over the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis. Looking at their statements, social media, and reactions, gun control is no longer just gun control. Gun control is no longer about anything close to resembling common sense and has nothing to do with actual community safety.

It’s all about control and nothing less.

The Rittenhouse trial, news coverage, and verdict exposed glaring blind spots in the politicians calling for a rushed prosecution, the media repeating debunked narratives, and gun control groups conveniently ignoring actual heinous crimes previously committed by those who attacked Rittenhouse, including during the incidents in which he defended his own life.

The prosecution’s rush to charge and courtroom fumbles showed blatant – if not intentional – errors. Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School, told Fox News, “They [prosecutors] rushed to bring charges against him and then when the case started to fall apart they seemed to become more and more desperate and they started to cut corners and make errors.”

That included attempting to turn Rittenhouse’s Constitutional rights against him in the courtroom. Prosecutors alleged Rittenhouse’s Fifth Amendment right to remain silent was indicative of supposed guilt. Prosecutors told the jury that Rittenhouse didn’t have an inherent right to self-defense and should have “taken” a “beating.” They claimed that the mere fact one possesses a firearm negates their self-defense claims.

Cue the Outrage

Rightfully, the jury rejected these perversions of Constitutional rights. That didn’t stop the gun control groups from piling on. This time, though, it wasn’t about guns. It was about clinging to identity groups and rehashing political grievances.

Giffords Law Center tweeted the verdict was a perversion of justice, writing, “Kyle Rittenhouse wielded his whiteness as a shield and his AR-15 as a weapon in the streets of Kenosha.”

For Giffords, the case was all about identity politics. In this case, Giffords chose race. They ignore the fact Rittenhouse’s attackers, against whom he defended himself, were all white. They also ignore that African-American gun buyers grew by 58 percent in 2020.

Guns America Digest’s S.H. Blannelberry cataloged some of gun control’s hot takes right after the verdict was rendered. March for Our Lives, an off-shoot of billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, said Rittenhouse was a, “toxic mix of a white supremacist culture…” Shannon Watts, of Mom’s Demand Action gun control group, echoed disproven racial overtones, referencing Rittenhouse by his race.

These were all re-telling of misleading media narratives. For months, mainstream media spouted lies and knew they were false. These gun control groups were more than happy to add to the echo chamber. Rittenhouse’s defense attorney, Mark Richards, blasted the media for their purposeful misrepresentation of even the basic facts of the case. “And it makes me angry that they can’t take the time to at least get the generic, basic facts correct because it didn’t fit in the story they wanted to tell,” he told Fox News.

Defending Convicts, Child Molesters

These gun control groups that pose as the guardians of community safety are willfully ignorant of basic facts. What’s worse, they are openly defending Rittenhouse’s attackers. Here’s what they won’t say.

Rittenhouse’s attackers were all convicted felons. Joseph Rosenbaum, who was killed as Rittenhouse defended himself, was a 36-year-old from Kenosha. At the time of the incident, he was pending charges in Wisconsin for domestic abuse and jumping bail. He was convicted in Arizona in 2002 for child molestation charges, for which he was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Anthony Huber attacked Rittenhouse with his skateboard. The 26-year-old was killed in his attack on Rittenhouse as he was trying to seize Rittenhouse’s rifle. Prior to the incident, he was convicted of domestic abuse and disorderly conduct in 2018. He was sentenced in 2012 for a choking attempt on his own brother.

Gaige Grosskreutz, the 28-year-old who was shot in the arm by Rittenhouse, testified on the stand that he pointed a handgun at Rittenhouse before he was shot. None of the gun control groups questioned why Grosskreutz had a gun. He had a criminal charge against him dismissed just six days before the trial. Gun control groups held up Grosskreutz as a “victim,” but never said anything of his history of criminal convictions of, “domestic abuse, trespassing, multiple DUIs, prowling, felony burglary, and two charges of carrying a firearm while drunk,” according to one report. At least one felony was expunged and several other charges were dismissed. There was never a mention of Grosskreutz carrying a concealed firearm without a valid concealed carry permit, to which he testified had expired.

The fake outrage, grasping at straws and hypocritical vilification of a young man defending himself while ignoring convicted felons who were true threats to community safety proves that gun control isn’t concerned about safer communities. They’re only concerned about banning guns.


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Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions(@patriot-solutions)
10 days ago

Kyle sure looks to be having a swell time with the President at Mara Lago. I wonder if the President wore his flight jacket that he is showing off on social media with the Q+ gold colored patch on the shoulder since Kyle doesn’t like Q it really seems appropriate.

Hahahaha

Last edited 10 days ago by Patriot Solutions
DDS
DDS(@dds)
10 days ago

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/waukesha-suv-parade-darrell-brooks/

Odd that I never saw any of the usual suspects do a fact check on Kyle Rittenhouse’s case.

Just kidding.

PMinFl
PMinFl(@pminfl)
10 days ago

Another great article, Larry, now get it published in the Lame Stream Media.
We here don’t need to be convinced but many in America do.

Last edited 10 days ago by PMinFl
RJL
RJL(@robert-j-lucas)
11 days ago

Career criminals in Congress, State Government, Local City Government, along with the hypocrisy of the Fake NEWS channels supporting their narrative have endangered the American public. Anti-constitutionalist’s sense of morality is situational, based on incident and emotion, instead of rooted in God’s word and law. Anti-constitutionalist’s stand for nothing. The situation determines their support for an issue and their emotions rule, not reason and rationality. Moreover, they recognize the contradiction, but still cling to their situational justice. Situational justice is the tool of dictators, tyrants, despots, and unjust, unrighteous monarchs. It has no place in a Free Constitutional Republic. In… Read more »

JMacZ
JMacZ(@jmacz)
11 days ago

Thankfully that the lead prosecutor, Mr. Binger, in his haste and zeal to convict Rittenhouse displayed all the usual lib-prog deceptions for all citizens to see. One would think that an esteemed law school like UMich would have produced better lawyers who are more dedicated to the law and the Constitution. But I was so happy to see that he wore his cute little Star war lapel pins. This guy seemed to forget all about “equal protection under the law”.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
11 days ago
Reply to  JMacZ

Good insight! I did not even notice his lapel pin.

Ram
Ram(@ram)
10 days ago
Reply to  JMacZ

Well, there is the nation of law, that was created upon our founding. The idea of justice gives all of us the hope, that the common person can get a fair shake. Finally there is “the system” which runs on money and favor; Some have a fanatic dedication to the system, a Fabian communistic dedication. They won’t stop of their own accord, they will continually seek to destroy us, by eroding our basic foundations, as they attack our beliefs, through our children. The indecent reactions to this just and proper verdict, has caused our enemy to expose themselves and their… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
10 days ago
Reply to  Ram

“… a Fabian communistic …” What does that mean and whom is it named after?

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen(@ansel-hazen)
10 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Fabianism. Seems the British might still be a bit peeved at us.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabian_Society

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
10 days ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

Ahh, I see, now. They should be called the Socialist Fabian Tactics Society.
Fabian was a Roman general that developed a system of defeating Rome’s enemies while not directly engaging them.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen(@ansel-hazen)
10 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Yes and it has disturbing similarity to things we can see playing out now.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
10 days ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

Yes, someone clearly read the book.

nrringlee
nrringlee(@nrringlee)
11 days ago

Gun control has ALWAYS been about far more than public safety. Always. Back in the 1970’s when the ideology of the Progressive New Left swept across college campuses like a Prairie Fire (manifesto) the 1948 Communist Party Platform was most often quoted as the platform for reform. In that document students learned that in order to impose their adolescent dreams on America they would have to disarm America. This poison has remained resident in the minds of a couple of generations of university graduates and is not ubiquitous in our population. For the Progressive New Left, the former Weather Underground… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt(@gregoryromeu)
8 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Gun control has absolutely NOTHING to do with safety. THAT is only used as a smokescreen for the illegal agendas being pushed. Just like, “Joint Custody” or “Shared Parenting” being faux “solutions” in custody courts. ANYTHING to destroy the father / Child relationship so we end up with a bunch of dumbed-down, undisciplined lemmings that we now see across the country. Broken families, false allegations of domestic violence. It goes on and on. If anyone recalls, back in the day, divorce was handled in the criminal courts as in order for most divorces to occur, a crime was committed. Adultery,… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
8 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Same with COVID Vaccinations. please see:

https://www.brighteon.com/0aedd76e-6be9-42c8-ae10-d6913f467ba8

JSNMGC
JSNMGC(@jsnmgc)
8 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

I encourage you to get out and meet a better class of young people. Not only are they not alcoholics and heroin addicts, they are smart, well-educated, enjoy outdoor sports, and are extremely pro-2nd Amendment. They are also pro-capitalism and want to see a much smaller, better government with employees who do not abuse the rights of “civilians.” Many are in the top 20% of federal taxpayers. They have read the history of China, the Soviet Union, Germany, and paid attention to what happened in Venezuela. They know who actually makes totalitarianism possible. They have studied the history of gun… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC(@jsnmgc)
8 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

History lesson on hold.

Mori
Mori(@azsouthpaw)
11 days ago

Anyone remember George Zimmerman? Both Zimmerman and Rittenhouse were trying to help their communities. Both got in over their heads and ended up facing murder charges for defending themselves. The “trial-by-media” was very similar. Even the president at the time weighed in against Zimmerman. A big difference is that Rittenhouse didn’t shoot a black person yet the media still tried to make the case all about race. It’s all about left-wing propaganda and their anti-white, anti-gun narrative. My take away from all of this? Stay armed and don’t willingly get into something you can’t get out of. Know your limitations.… Read more »

HLB
HLB(@hlb482gmail-com)
11 days ago
Reply to  Mori

Both got in over their heads”. I don’t know about that. They both handled their situations very well. Are you saying that they should not have been doing what they were doing? If they should not have been doing what they were, then who should? Or should we just accept things as they are?

HLB

Mori
Mori(@azsouthpaw)
11 days ago
Reply to  HLB

“They both handled their situations very well.”? I disagree. Zimmerman lost track of Martin only to have him appear suddenly attacking and mounting him, repeatedly banging his head into the concrete. Luckily Zimmerman was able to pull him pistol from him waist band despite having a guy on top of him.
Rittenhouse was not prepared mentally to deal with multiple attackers and was running away before being overtaken and knocked down.


Knute Knute
Knute Knute(@knute)
10 days ago
Reply to  Mori

You are both correct. Both did handle their situations pretty well. The proof is; They’re both still around. They both won the fight. They both could’ve done even better, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating. They both got to eat their puddings, while their attackers did not.
To handle something “very well” doesn’t necessarily mean; “to perfection”…

Hazcat
Hazcat(@havoc816)
11 days ago

 “They ignore the fact Rittenhouse’s attackers, against whom he defended himself, were all white.”

Wrong! ‘Jump kick man’ was black. Kyles action defending himself against that man was covered in count three of the charges. https://jonathanturley.org/2021/11/19/jump-kick-man-identified-in-rittenhouse-case-after-closing-arguments/

While I am happy that Rittenhouse was rightfully acquitted of all charges ‘our side’ must be scrupulously correct in recounting the facts.

edited for spelling

Last edited 11 days ago by Hazcat
Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up(@daveeckartverizon-net)
11 days ago
Reply to  Hazcat

All the men that were shot, were white. Not all that attacked him were white is correct. Also, not all were felons, though all were convicted criminals and committing criminal acts that night, even before assaulting Mr. Rittenhouse.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag(@xman)
11 days ago

Well the verdict is in on the Arbery case. All three WHITE men were found guilty of murder. I wonder how the news agency, BLM, NAACP, ACLU and others are going reinforce that all white people are racist when they just got slapped in the face and shown that their narrative is a lie. If all white people were racist, they would have all been found innocent.

OreGONE>

musicman44mag
musicman44mag(@xman)
11 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Exactly. See, report and then assist is all that is necessary. I kind of feel bad that all of them got the murder charge because only one man pulled the trigger and I am sure that the others never really thought that the other was going to kill him but with the way people and crime has changed I fully understand the reasoning behind new laws that make others guilty of the same offense. That I am sure is supposed to deter others from committing crimes in groups but you see how well that worked in this case and we… Read more »

musicman44mag
musicman44mag(@xman)
11 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

I believe that is because he helped trap and corner him.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up(@daveeckartverizon-net)
11 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

He was cornered while running down a street (not a dead-end street)?

Have you not seen the video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLN4PAJEYc8

Last edited 10 days ago by Heed the Call-up
nrringlee
nrringlee(@nrringlee)
11 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Felony murder rule.

WI Patriot
WI Patriot(@wi-patriot)
11 days ago

They need to be gasping for breath…

DDS
DDS(@dds)
11 days ago

“Gun control groups have gone apoplectic over the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis.”

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of folks either.