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In gun debate, Rittenhouse verdict unlikely to be last word

Kenosha Protest Shootings Guns
Posted at 4:33 PM, Nov 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-14 18:33:08-05

A jury will soon deliberate whether Kyle Rittenhouse is guilty of charges, including murder, for shooting three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Outside the courtroom, a debate already has played out across the country around the use of guns, particularly at protests over racial injustice and pandemic-related restrictions.

Some see Rittenhouse as a patriot, defending an American city from destruction when police were unwilling or too overwhelmed to do so.

Others see an irresponsible kid in over his head, enamored with brandishing a firearm, or someone looking for trouble or people to shoot.

On the streets of Kenosha that night, for a while anyway, he was just another person with a gun.