‘Absolute insanity’: Clueless Rittenhouse prosecutor pulls dangerous gun stunt with finger on the trigger

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The prosecutor in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, Thomas Binger, who is evidently a graduate of the Alec Baldwin school of gun safety, shockingly pointed an AR-15 at the jury with his finger on the trigger for dramatic effect during closing arguments and violated every single gun safety rule.

Following the tragic incident where actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed his cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while on set because he was handed a “hot” gun and then did not follow gun safety rules by checking to see if it was loaded, one would think that Binger would have more sense than to point a weapon at a courtroom as he did. Evidently not, because the prosecutor missed the memo that you should treat every weapon as if it is loaded.

The prosecution of Rittenhouse has been riddled with missteps and bizarre unforced errors. This one, however, was the worst of the lot, and Binger was ripped to shreds on social media over his lack of gun safety knowledge and his incompetency.

As renowned George Washington University Professor Jonathan Turley pointed out, “The prosecution could not be working harder for acquittal.”

Ironically, one of the charges against Kyle Rittenhouse is reckless endangerment. That is exactly what Binger engaged in himself by pointing an uncleared weapon at the jury and sweeping it across the court with his finger on the trigger. It’s another example of those prosecuting gun crimes who have very little to no understanding of guns.

Binger laughably told the jury that Rittenhouse lost the right to self-defense because he somehow provoked what happened to him when he went to Kenosha that night to protect businesses from thugs and looters.

“That is what provokes this entire incident. When the defendant provokes this incident, he loses the right to self-defense. You cannot claim self-defense against a danger you create,” Binger stunningly told the jury.

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Radio host and Second Amendment advocate Dana Loesch ridiculed the “clown show” of firearm fallacies in an interview on Fox News with host Jesse Watters.

“After some of the arguments that I have heard from what I’m calling ‘Brennan & Dale of the Step Brothers law firm’ – [Binger] flags the entire courtroom and jury – and to be honest I’m surprised that a bailiff or … a state trooper in the courtroom didn’t intervene,” she remarked.

Binger also did not win any points during his closing arguments by defending those who went after Rittenhouse.

He attempted to diminish the actions committed by Rittenhouse’s attackers such as Joseph Rosenbaum, sarcastically commenting, “He tipped over a Porta-Potty, that had no one in it. He swung a chain. He lit a metal garbage dumpster on fire. Oh, and there’s this empty wooden flatbed trailer that they pulled out in the middle of the road and they tipped it over to stop some BearCats, and they lit it on fire. Oh, and he said some bad words. He said the n-word. Tsk tsk, tsk.” He mockingly wagged his finger for effect as well.

But Loesch also put that in perspective, noting, “All I saw was a white convicted pedophile who got out of a mental institution and decided to go to a riot and help burn down black-owned businesses… another white domestic abuser whose charges included strangulation and kidnapping, and another white criminal who was carrying a firearm.”

Binger also outrageously described the riot in Kenosha that attempted to burn the city to the ground as a “crowd full of heroes” who tried to stop Rittenhouse.

“And this man is an officer of the court? This graduate of the Alec Baldwin school of gun safety,” one person astutely tweeted.

Another quipped, “This guy just broke 3 out of 4 or 5 gun safety rules. And Kyle’s the unsafe one with a gun? I think Binger has been playing a few too many shooter video games.”

One user snarked, “when they start playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving.”

Journalist Isaac Saul tweeted, “Rittenhouse prosecutor Thomas Binger putting his finger on the trigger of an AR-15 and pointing at jurists during a trial is maybe one of stupidest goddamn things I’ve ever seen someone do in a courtroom.”

Veteran Sam Rogers nailed it, tweeting, “Less than three weeks after Alec Baldwin shot two people with a gun an assistant told him was unloaded, Kenosha ADA says same thing then w/o clearing it, breaks every single rule of firearm safety by pointing it at the jury while pulling the trigger for dramatic effect.”

A furious commenter noted, “This frikin cretin DA THOMAS BINGER should have been jumped on in court for daring to pick up an AR-15 with no bloody clue how to hold a gun! Stripped or not, one does NOT place the finger on the trigger!!!”

Another tweeted, “Seems like this prosecutor needs a gun safety class… or be barred from handling firearms due to his recklessness.”

It is likely the gun was checked before it was brought into court. But a responsible gun owner never takes someone else’s word for it. They check the weapon themselves and even then they never do what Binger did during closing arguments.

Judge Bruce Schroeder also dismissed a charge of illegal possession of a dangerous weapon against Kyle Rittenhouse on Monday as closing arguments began. A jury is now deliberating Rittenhouse’s fate.

Social media literally exploded over the prosecutor’s dangerous gaffe:


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