by Kylee Zempel
In the case against Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, the left-wing corporate fact-checkers did what they do best and made up their own facts, specifically about the then-17-year-old’s right to carry a rifle.
“‘Perfectly legal’ for Rittenhouse to carry a gun? False,” said the leftist Poynter Institute’s Politifact in a phony fact-check, a talking point that picked up steam and undergirded the prosecution’s case against the teen.
Judge Bruce Schroeder put the so-called fact-checkers in their place on Monday, however, when he dismissed the misdemeanor charge of possession of a dangerous weapon, a charge that had previously been considered the easiest for the state to prove.
That’s a huge blow to the prosecution not only because it was supposed to be the surest conviction, but because so much of the public case against Rittenhouse was that he illegally carried an “assault weapon” across state lines to murder people.
It turns out the gun was actually never in Illinois, where Rittenhouse lived with his mother.
“There is no evidence the gun was ever physically possessed by Kyle Rittenhouse in Illinois,” said the Illinois State Attorney’s Office in October last year, shattering the prevailing media narrative.
Nor was it illegal for Rittenhouse to carry the gun in Wisconsin, where his father lived. The fact-checkers and the outraged public were dead wrong.
Lawyer Will Chamberlain explained last year why it was a legal carry when journalists were publishing their ill-informed interpretations of the Wisconsin statute. While the law does say that anyone under 18 who is armed with a dangerous weapon is guilty of a misdemeanor, it includes a number of exceptions including carrying a long rifle, as Rittenhouse was doing.
It’s really not surprising that Politifact slapped a bogus fact-check on the true statement about Rittenhouse’s rights. That’s not only because the author of it has written phony fact-checks in the past, such as claiming that Joe Biden didn’t spend the dignified transfer ceremony of the 13 service members killed outside the Kabul airport repeatedly checking his watch, an erroneous fact-check that later added a massive “correction” and completely changed the meaning of the headline.
It’s also not surprising because corporate self-described fact-checkers don’t actually exist to check facts and correct the record. They’re merely another arm of the corrupt media that works to create and reinforce the left’s agenda. Left-wing media create false accounts, the fact-checkers use those accounts to substantiate their fact-checks, and Big Tech uses those fact-checks to nuke from the public square those opinions that don’t align with the left-wing narrative.
Of course, the narrative at play here is that guns are bad and law-abiding citizens are wrong to have firearms to protect themselves from lawless rogues.
The media has horribly slandered this young man I hope they get slapped much harder than Sandman slapped them.
The Prosecutors closing statement is that of a desperate guy who knows he lost badly.
The gun charge… measure the barrel, not hard Mr Prosecutor.
Tool of the mob, trying to put on trial the 2nd and 5th.
This fine young man took rifle he couldn’t legally buy across a state line, marched into the middle of a civil disturbance, and gunned down three people, to of which died as a result. Some people want to pin a medal on him.
Your sources are, once again, blowing smoke up your ass. Rittenhouse did NOT take any weapon across state lines.
“Civil disturbance?” January 6 was a civil disturbance. Kenosha was a f*cking riot.
I think it is impossible for you to be honest and truthful.
The only rioter who killed anyone was Mr. Rittenhouse.
Rittenhouse Defense Wrecks Prosecution: He Had Right to Be ‘Unmolested’ by Joseph Rosenbaum
25 dead in the antifa/BLM insurrection riots.
Confusing the just with the unjust is what you 1984-style communists are all about. Newspeak. Glad you invoked that novel, boy. You’re the embodiment of it.
Those men are dead because they attacked Kyle.
If they weren’t there, they’d be alive.
They never should have been there.
The rifle was never in Illinois. Kyle broke zero Wisconsin gun laws. Thats why the prosecution dropped the charges. He will soon be able to buy 100s of ARs after suing your lying media.
The Young man has far greater trigger discipline than the ignoramus trying to jail him.
Wisconsin state law 948.60(2)(a): “Any person under 18 years of age who possesses or goes armed with a dangerous weapon is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.”
If you’re under age 18, the only exceptions are “target practice under the supervision of an adult or in a course of instruction in the traditional and proper use of the dangerous weapon under the supervision of an adult”, or if you’re a member of the armed services or national guard, and carrying the weapon in the line of duty.
Rittenhouse was carrying the weapon he killed tow people with unlawfully, no matter where he brought it from.
“…killed TWO people with…”
comrade greggy poop: you are one butt kissing communist. I have read all your comments over the years and wonder where you garner the facts to write the garbage you post.
Too bd for you
The judge dismissed the charge.
Do try to keep up
You didn’t read the whole set of laws.
That charge has been dropped.
You should drop it too, if you’re trying to make an rational argument and just “sh*t” on the conversation, Bannon-style.
Walker signed a new law
Nov 14, 2017 A Wisconsin resident must be at least 12 years old to purchase a hunting license or hunt with a gun
12 years old can buy a license and go hunting alone.
This is an open carry state
Open Carry Laws In Wisconsin. Wisconsin is a permissive open carry state, and you do not need the state license to use your firearm openly. The state prohibits machine guns, short-barreled rifles, and short-barreled shotguns.
The AR was not a short barrel gun.
Ive posted the statute before you are boring me with your ignorance and vaxx damaged brain.
Moot point the charges were dimissed.
You forgot the part that says your 12-year-old hunter must be accompanied by a mentor over 18, that there must be only one gun present, and that the young person must remain within arm reach of the mentor at all times. If the mentor is under age 44, he or she must have had either military training or gun safety training.
I don’t believe Mr. Rittenhouse had a mentor present. Besides that, a city street would be a very odd place to go hunting. I imagine there’s a law about that.
29.304 and 29.593.” Statute 29.304(3)(b) states: “No person 14 years of age or older but under 16 years of age may have in his or her possession or control any firearm”
16 and above certainly can, you are quoting laws prior to 2017.
Do you know what moot means?
Look into the backgrounds of every one shot, what the hell were they there for, toasting marsh mallows?
Violent criminals everyone of them.
Yes, I do. “Moot” means uncertain, undecided, or open to debate. A moot point is irrelevant to any reasoned argument or debate, because the truth of it is in question.
“Yes, I do. “Moot” means uncertain, undecided, or open to debate. A moot point is irrelevant to any reasoned argument or debate, because the truth of it is in question.” Great work, Webster! Now, look up the definition of “self defense” and you’ll be there!
Actually greggie, a 12 year old can hunt by themselves in many states. More BS from you greggie!
ever wonder what drugs comrade gregg poop use to take, or is still taking ??
Is it difficult to type with a sock puppet on both hands?
Tell us when your other hand, er, Ronald J. Ward gets his own sock going.
The charge was dropped.
Drop it, fool. You’re no Judge or Lawyer.
Not even close to actual, documented events…but you can dream, loser.
“This fine young man took rifle he couldn’t legally buy across a state line” On a discussion of how the left has lied in lieu of “fact checking”, it’s probably not a good idea to use one of their disproved lies in an argument. Just a pro-tip.
Rittenhouse actually had a reason to be there; it was HIS community. It was the leftist looting rioters that were trespassing. The three (all criminals, by the way… as were many, many more of those “civil disturbers” this idiot prosecutor called “hereos”) attacked Rittenhouse, so they got what they deserved. Rosenbaum actually attacked Rittenhouse for putting out one of the fires he started!
Mess with the bull, you get the horn. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. F**k around and find out. Take your pick. The rioters were in the wrong, not Rittenhouse.
“The only rioter who killed anyone was Mr. Rittenhouse.” A stupid remark right up there with those of the prosecutor’s closing arguments.
“If you’re under age 18, the only exceptions are “target practice under the supervision of an adult or in a course of instruction in the traditional and proper use of the dangerous weapon under the supervision of an adult”, or if you’re a member of the armed services or national guard, and carrying the weapon in the line of duty.” QUICK! Call the judge! You obviously, with your Walmart Law Degree, know more about the law than he and the attorneys do, so you better let them know!
He was carrying a long gun, and him carrying a long gun is permitted. Idiot.
“Besides that, a city street would be a very odd place to go hunting. I imagine there’s a law about that.” Unless you are hunting shitbags that obviously deserve to die. When they start burning, looting and rioting, threatening the citizens and the cops are told to stay away, the season is open and NO BAG LIMIT. Maybe your “civil disturbers” would be better behaved if they recognized that fact.
The article is about how Leftists were wrong in the Rittenhouse case.
greg’s response? Double down and repeat something already debunked.
That’s all you need to know about the demonic ideology of the Left.
I see you caught the Ward disease to, two, too ?
one of the dead anally raped 5 children go mourn him or mourn he couldnt join the Lincoln project.
No I dont want to pin a medal on him just wondering why the mayor and governor allowed Kenosha to burn and citizens to feel like they alone had to try to stop these violent anarchists.
The idea is to slap a “fact check” on a comment and, without even reading the “fact check”, it makes the comment false, null and void. I actually go to the effort to read the “fact checks” and they usually have nothing to do with the comment or, as in this case, are just made up and totally wrong. Yet people will still reference Politifact as proof a point is incorrect.
The left has to lie and part of those lies is to try and discount the truth.