It’s looking to a lot of people that Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger is trying to lose his homicide case against Kyle Rittenhouse. The prosecution was facepalming the other day, and now it’s our turn to facepalm as we consider the argument that a “heavily armed teenager” with an AR-15 would consider a man holding a mere handgun to his face a threat.
Prosecutor asks Kyle Rittenhouse why a man with a handgun pointed at him is a threat when he has an AR-15.
How is this real?
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) November 10, 2021
Binger: All he had was a handgun, why would you think he is a threat? You have an AR-15. Can you help me understand that?
Kyle: He was advancing at me with a gun in his hand
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 10, 2021
Can you help me understand that?
Wait. That was an actual question?
— Reader of research papers (@mccarrimike) November 10, 2021
Is this an actual quote?
— Raist (@RaistliniltsiaR) November 10, 2021
Is this satire? Did he actually ask that?
— qpDANIELASKEWqp (@qpDAWGSqp) November 10, 2021
I can help you understand. Judge, may I borrow the bailiff’s sidearm for a moment?
— Buck Fiden, one-horse pony soldier (@GregTheTates) November 10, 2021
It’s like rock, paper, scissors but with guns … an AR-15 always beats a handgun.
The lawyer is trying to reach so hard 😂
— Britt Ritter (@Soonergolfer08) November 10, 2021
Single handedly the worst cross-examination that i’ve ever seen in my life.
— Erik Janowicz (@ErikJano82) November 10, 2021
— J31RD (J-Bird) (@Go_Birdgang) November 10, 2021
No way this is real?
— PortugueseTennesseanWolvesFan (@mike93654619) November 10, 2021
Is Binger really this dumb or does he think the jury is that dumb?
— Kerry 🇺🇸 (@K1erry) November 10, 2021
If you have a bigger gun, you shouldn’t fear a smaller one? 🤔
— Kimberly Anthony (@kimanthony22) November 10, 2021
The logic seems to be that big guns protect you from people with smaller guns
— Donaldthustra (@Donaldthustra_2) November 10, 2021
Lol! Does he think an AR-15 creates a handgun force field?
— James (@MegaKnightX) November 10, 2021
Interesting point, everyone knows the +15 armor buff of an AR-15 negates the overall below average penetration power of a one-handed weapon.
— Uncomfortable Brain (@uncomfybrain) November 10, 2021
I swear the left thinks AR is some kind of ultra powerful space age laser cannon 🤦♂️
— Charlie I (@chuckysgames) November 10, 2021
He couldnt have actually asked that question. Is this parody?
— Seth Turner (@sethtmadein90) November 10, 2021
You’re spoofing right…there is no way he really tried this argument right? Like a handgun is just as lethal as an AR-15, particularly at close range, & may be the preferred weapon because of freedom of movement/maneuverability in close quarters. “All he had was a handgun” 🤦♂️
— Aaron Lorenzo (@F3BigSarge) November 10, 2021
Ok… first of all, that gun is not more powerful than a handgun. In fact, depending on the kind of round it has… it could be less powerful. Also, stop acting like these guns are automatic. They aren’t.
— Glenda, Good Witch of North Texas (@Unplanned_Rant) November 10, 2021
A gun is still a gun. A handgun can still kill someone. Does he really think since its a handgun it wouldn't kill kyle
— DanganKeaton (@EnnuiKeaton) November 10, 2021
Binger just wants Kyle behind bars because he hates AR-15s
— Jarrett Mcdonald (@JrockMcdonald) November 10, 2021
That’s plausible. Binger tried to argue that Rittenhouse had an AR-15 because he played video games like “Call of Duty.”
The prosecution questions Rittenhouse's choosing of an AR-15 because "it resembled the types of weapons that are used in first person shooter video games," in which gamers "pretty much shoot anyone who comes at you."
R: "I don't really understand the meaning of your question." pic.twitter.com/07iyKSrfyc
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 10, 2021
This is some of the dumbest questioning I've ever heard.
— Michael Otis (@OHHHtis) November 10, 2021
This prosecutor is really terrible
— Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-06) (@BarnettforAZ) November 10, 2021
Please tell me he didn’t say this
— Monstercd80 (@Monstercd80) November 10, 2021
Seriously, was that the line of questioning?! Jesus wept
— mangereleviathan (@mangereman) November 10, 2021
We’re looking for video because we still have our doubts this was an actual question posed by the prosecution. If we find it, we’ll post it.
ADA Thomas Binger demands that Kyle Rittenhouse explain ‘what was so urgent’ about the fire he ran toward when ‘there’s fires all over the place’ https://t.co/0k6TPEroWA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 10, 2021