Rittenhouse Prosecutor Breaks Basic Gun Safety Rules, Points AR-15 at Jury in Court
Prosecuting attorney Thomas Binger slammed for actions in courtroom
The lead prosecutor in the murder case against Kyle Rittenhouse has prompted outrage after he produced an AR-15 rifle in court and pointed it at the jury with his finger on the trigger.
Prosecuting attorney Thomas Binger is accused of flouting the absolute basics of gun safety when he pointed the weapon at jurors during the trial.
During the closing arguments, Binger attempted to use shock tactics to make his case for how Rittenhouse allegedly put people in danger and was not acting in self-defense.
The teen is charged with shooting three rioters, killing two, during a violent Black Lives Matter riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
However, instead of driving home his point, all attention shifted to Binger’s poor gun discipline.
He held the AR-15 rifle with his finger on the trigger and pointed it toward other human beings.
Binger reportedly took the gun and told the court his assistant "checked it to be sure it isn't loaded."
He then pointed the weapon at the jury, with his finger on the trigger, without even checking it himself.
Good God! Prosecutor takes the AR (an admitted exhibit), says his assistant has “ checked it to be sure it isn’t loaded.” Then, without himself opening the action to confirm unloaded, raises it and points it in the direction of the jury!— pipermcq (@pipermcq) November 15, 2021
Siraj Hashmi tweeted a photo that appears to show Binger’s finger on the trigger:
when they start playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/wE5HRaUuA7— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) November 15, 2021
Other photos from the courtroom also emerged on Twitter showing Binger apparently pointing the gun at the jury.
Look at this goofball with his finger on the trigger pointed at a courtroom full of people. pic.twitter.com/th5eARTaPT— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) November 15, 2021
Townhall editor Spencer Brown reacted to the photo allegedly showing Binger’s finger on the trigger by asking:
“Did Alec Baldwin teach the Rittenhouse prosecutor how to handle firearms?”
As Neon Nettle previously reported, Hollywood weapons expert Bryan Carpenter stated that Alec Baldwin ignored the number one rule of gun safety in his on-set firearm mishap.
The New York Post quoted Carpenter stressing that the number one rule is:
“Loaded or unloaded, a weapon never gets pointed at another human being.”