Kyle Rittenhouse is the 17-year-old who was recently arrested for killing two men and injuring another during protests in Kenosha.
Rittenhouse’s attorney John Pierce in a recent interview with Tucker Carlson says his client was using self-defense.
His attorney discussed on the show the viral videos of the incident and said Kyle Rittenhouse fired the shots in self-defense because he was chased by a mob and assaulted by the rioters.
His lawyer also silenced the rumors that Rittenhouse crossed a gun across state-lines which was an untrue fact.
Here is the full interview with Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyer below:
John Pierce, lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse, appears on Tucker Carlson Tonight to give the case for Kyle Rittenhouse's innocence:
"This is 100% self-defense" pic.twitter.com/boDUr9USmA
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 1, 2020
Analysis: Kyle Rittenhouse's attorney plans to argue that the teen was part of a “well regulated Militia” mentioned in the Second Amendment. https://t.co/emDql76DPF
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 1, 2020
ABC 7 News reported the story and reported these interesting details:
The attorney representing Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old from Antioch charged with killing two people and injuring another in a shooting during a Kenosha protest last week, claimed self-defense on Fox News Monday night.
John Pierce appeared on Tucker Carlson Monday night to insist Rittenhouse was defending himself when he fired his assault rifle several times, killing two people and injuring a third.
Pierce said Rittenhouse did not bring the weapon from Illinois.
“That firearm never crossed state lines,” he said. “That is a legal firearm in the state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin is an open carry state. That charge is incorrect as a matter of state law.”
Correction: Rittenhouse shot three domestic terrorists who tried to kill him. https://t.co/i5FthRMVMX
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) September 1, 2020
Rittenhouse’s lawyer also plans to argue that Rittenhouse was part of a well-organized militia and Wisconsin’s law that states anyone under the age of 17 is not allowed to own a firearm is unconstitutional.
NBC News covered more about Rittenhouse’s case:
Rittenhouse’s attorney, John Pierce of Pierce Bainbridge, plans to fight the underage weapons possession charge, arguing that at 17, his client could be part of the “well regulated Militia” mentioned in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Put another way, Pierce will likely argue that Wisconsin’s ban on firearms possession by 17-year-olds is unconstitutional because a 17-year-old minor is on the same Second Amendment footing as an adult.
Therefore, the argument goes, the Wisconsin law unconstitutionally restricts Second Amendment-protected firearms possession. Pierce will likely add that the American colonies expected, and sometimes required, citizens under 18 to have and bear arms.
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