OPINION:

As peope on both the left and right explode over Kyle Rittenhouse‘s acquittal on murder charges in Wisconsin (conservatives because he killed two people, and liberals because he used a gun and killed, well, liberals) we need to pause and take a reality check.

First, Wisconsin is a hunting state and everyone there owns rifles, including AR-15s. Carrying one is no big deal there. Second, even before the trial began liberal pundits were conceding that Rittenhouse was ‘not on trial for being an idiot’ and that he had a very plausible argument of self-defense. And third, the jury watched actual video of the three victims attacking Rittenhouse.


Maybe we should just grudgingly admit that this time, the jury got it right.

MIKE BARRETT

Ashburn, Va.


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