Gun-challenged prosecutor asks Rittenhouse to explain why he’d consider a handgun a threat when he had an AR-15

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Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger asked why Kyle Rittenhouse with an AR-15 would consider a man with a handgun who was pointing it at his face more of a threat.

“Can you help me understand Mr. Rittenhouse why Gaige Grosskreutz with a pistol in his hand is a threat to kill you, but you with an AR-15 pointed at him is not a threat to kill him at this moment? Can you help me understand that?” Binger asked Rittenhouse during testimony.

“I’ve been attacked by several people, and he decided to come and point a gun at my head,” Rittenhouse replied.

“Well, first, he hasn’t done that yet, has he?” the prosecutor asked.

“No,” the defendant responded.

“So again, I ask you… in this moment you told us Gaige Grosskreutz is a threat to you right now,” Binger reiterated.

“Yes,” Rittenhouse said.

“He’s got a pistol not aimed at you. You’ve got an AR-15 aimed at him. Why is he more of a threat to you than you are to him?” the prosecutor outrageously asked.

“Because he was moving at me with a gun in his hand,” Rittenhouse told him.

“This is right after you’ve killed Anthony Huber, correct?” Binger noted.

“Yes,” Rittenhouse stated.

“Right after you fired two shots at almost point-blank range at the man running towards the camera right now and missing him, correct?” the prosecutor continued.

“Yes,” Rittenhouse replied.

“And you’re telling us Gaige Grosskreutz is the real threat at this moment?” Binger stated.

While conservatives were left shaking their heads in disbelief at the line of questioning, the media began spinning it, trying to vilify Rittenhouse and guns in general.

The DC bureau chief at The Intercept, Ryan Grim, tweeted, “What people could do with anger about the Rittenhouse trial is advocate for a law that says that if you bring a weapon to a public place where you know violence is basically guaranteed, you lose any self defense grounds.”

The jaw-dropping take on self-defense was not lost on those paying attention.

Binger’s line of questioning got even more bizarre during the trial.

He asked Rittenhouse if he chose his AR-15 because it “resembled the type of weapons used in first-person shooter video games,” like “Call of Duty.”

“You thought [the AR-15 rifle] resembled the types of weapons that are used in first-person shooter video games, correct?” Binger asked.

“I don’t really play first-person shooter video games. I have, but I believe there’s a variety of guns, including shotguns, pistols… there’s guns in video games that resemble all guns,” Rittenhouse pointed out.

“Isn’t it true, when you would hang out with Dominic Black, you would play Call of Duty and other first-person shooter video games?” Binger queried.

“Sometimes,” Rittenhouse responded.

“And those are games in which you use weapons like AR-15s to pretty much try to shoot everyone who comes at you, correct?” Binger asked.

“It’s a video game where two players are playing together, I don’t really understand the meaning of your question, to be honest,” Rittenhouse remarked.

“Isn’t one of the things people do in these video games try and kill everyone else with your guns?” Binger commented.

Binger’s handling of the case has culminated in the defense requesting a mistrial with prejudice on Wednesday. That determination has not been made yet.

People watching the testimony simply could not believe what they were hearing from the prosecution:


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