CNN & NY Times Agree: Gun Ownership to Blame in Rittenhouse Case

Lydia Switzer | November 18, 2021
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CNN’s legal analysts seem to have a problem with Americans exercising their Second Amendment rights, and this came up again on Wednesday. Jennifer Rodgers joined Newsroom hosts Jim Sciutto and Erica Hill to discuss the ongoing trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, where jurors are currently deliberating.
Rittenhouse faces several felony charges, all related to one night in Kenosha, Wisconsin when he shot three people, killing two. The defense has maintained that all shots fired were in self-defense, and it seems unlikely that the 18-year-old will be convicted of the most serious charge, which carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison. However, the CNN hosts and guest disparaged the fundamental constitutional freedom that allowed Rittenhouse to carry a gun in the first place.