Yes, the prosecutor who went to law school, passed the bar, should be familiar with gun law (given the case he’s prosecuting) actually said this.
The lead prosecutor in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial made an extremely puzzling claim involving guns and self-defense during his closing arguments to the jury Monday afternoon.
What did he say?
In an obvious affront to the second amendment rights of all Americans, Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger argued that the defendant, Kyle Rittenhouse, gave up his right to self-defense when he chose to bring a gun to the Black Lives Matter riots in the Wisconsin city last summer.
“You can’t claim self-defense against an unarmed man,” Binger stated before adding, “You lose the right to self-defense when you’re the one who brought the gun.” The law does not state, either in Wisconsin or elsewhere, that the self-defense can only be claimed against people who are armed with a gun.
By PHIL SHIVER