Storytime with Brodigan. I went to go make myself some lunch. I sat down at my computer and noticed a number of tweets claiming ADA Binger told the Rittenhouse jury that if you are armed, you don't have a right to self-defense. "
You don't bring a gun to a fistfight."
I said to myself, "Self, that's obviously not a direct quote." Then I saw a photo from the Patrick Swayze movie
and said to myself, "Self, that's an obvious photoshop." Binger has
proven to be bad
throughout this entire trial. Like,
bad. But I'm obviously being trolled by Twitter, right?
It was a direct quote. Binger DID include a photo from
in his closing argument. And I no longer know what the deuce is going on.
Saying the quiet part out loud: The sleazy Kenosha prosecutor shows that this trial is about criminalizing self-defense. "You lose the right to self-defense when you're the one who brought the gun," he falsely told the jury.
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro)
November 15, 2021
No, you don't lose your right to self-defense if you have a gun or if you have a bigger gun
than the person who is about to shoot you
. A handgun kills you just as dead as an AR-15. Repeated blows to a head with a blunt object---such as a skateboard---will kill you, too. You are also not an "immediate threat" just for having a gun on you. Anyone who isn't half a Marxist nincompoop knows that. I guess a guy who works for the District Attorney who brought up these charges is a full nincompoop. Or, he thinks the jury is.