Much like with the application of his case against Kyle Rittenhouse, Kenosha Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger’s firearm discipline is ignorant at best.
During Monday’s closing arguments, Binger attempted to display how he thinks Rittenhouse handled his AR-15 during the Jacob Blake riots on August 25, 2020.
The only problem is that many people, particularly on Twitter, immediately noticed how Binger himself was brandishing the firearm.
Kenosha DA pointed a gun at the jury with his finger on the trigger pic.twitter.com/MkKMeb0Fri— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 15, 2021
Rittenhouse prosecution DA points a gun at the jury, finger on the trigger, to give an example of what it looks like working with Alec Baldwin on a movie set pic.twitter.com/mzJwti2UYa— ELIJAH (@ElijahSchaffer) November 15, 2021
Treat a gun as if it is always loaded— Tim Pool (@Timcast) November 15, 2021
Never point it at something you don't intend to destroy
Keep finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire https://t.co/RzFyUzHfQ0
If you know absolutely anything about firearm safety, you know that placing your finger on the trigger without the intent of firing is a big no-no. That’s number one. Number two is that Binger reportedly was pointing the firearm at the jury, which is another huge violation in firearm etiquette. You never point a firearm, loaded or not, at any living thing unless you’re about to discharge the weapon.
Binger has bungled many parts of this case and has, at times, even provided the defense team with arguments that helped Rittenhouse’s case.
H/T: The Western Journal