Well, isn’t this a surprise. Kyle Rittenhouse and Travis McMichael are offering twin self-defense arguments. Sure, the circumstances of each killing are different. Rittenhouse had to travel for an hour or so to bring a firearm to a volatile situation on the off-chance that he might ‘need’ it, whereas McMichael only had to travel a few blocks to bring a firearm to a volatile situation on the off-chance that he might ‘need’ it. But each of these guys deliberately armed themselves then inserted themselves into a situation where they might ‘need’ to shoot somebody.
And hey bingo, Guess what? Turns out they both somehow (seriously, who could have guessed something like this might happen?) found themselves in situations where they believed they ‘needed’ to shoot somebody. What a coincidence.
I mean, all they did was 1) arm themselves with a deadly weapon 2) to protect property they 3) didn’t own and 4) which nobody asked them to protect against 5) an unarmed person who 6) may have been on or near that property. Then when they 7) confronted that unarmed person and, 8) brandished their deadly weapon, and that unarmed person 9) was uncomfortable having a deadly weapon brandished, and 10) decided to try to disarm them, they 11) were forced to shoot that unarmed person in order 12) not to become an unarmed person facing an armed person.
It’s logic! An armed person is a threat to an unarmed person, so it was clearly necessary for Rittenhouse and McMichael to shoot an unarmed person before they become armed. You know…in self defense. They’re both very sorry they had to kill unarmed people. They both cried about it. They’ve suffered so much.
What? You think none of this would have happened if both Kyle Rittenhouse and Travis McMichael had just stayed home and watched Lethal Weapon on television? But then who would have protected that property? What? You say none of the
victims dead people were killed near the properties that were supposedly being protected? Doesn’t matter; the issue is self defense. Against unarmed people. Trying to take guns away from patriots selflessly willing to put themselves at risk to protect other people’s property.
Did I get that right?
Jesus suffering fuck.
Profoundly stated. Hopefully the jurors see it that clearly as well.
I think they’ll have an easier time convicting McMichael, but juries are weird creatures. You never know how they’ll respond or what they’re responding to.
Matt Gaetz claims he plans to hire Kyle Rittenhouse as a congressional intern. Oh holy night,…You just can’t make this shit up. smh
It’s a bidding war — there are THREE GOP members of Congress who want to hire Rittenhouse as an intern. It’s perfectly on brand, isn’t it. Hire somebody unqualified for the job just to piss off progressives.
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This case has me stuck for words. I just can’t begin to imagine the contortions a court case had to go through to let a 2-time murderer off the hook and start calling him a bloody hero!
When it comes to guns, the US is a circus contortionist. It’s creepy AF.