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Kyle Rittenhouse's Attorney: This Was 100% Self Defense, "Kyle Is A Good Kid"


"Kenosha Kid" Kyle Rittenhouse's lawyer joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News this week to explain his self-defense argument in the deadly protest shooting last week. Rittenhouse is charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree homicide, said his attorney John Pierce. He also shot a third person who was assaulting him with a handgun.

"The firearm never crossed state lines," Pierce said, in reference to one of the main issues in the case. "That is a legal firearm in the state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin is an open carry state. That charge is incorrect as a matter of state law."

"He was in imminent danger of serious bodily harm or death. This is 100% self-defense, Tucker -- Kyle is a good kid."

"They began screaming that Kyle needed to be killed and they were going to kill him. They started relentlessly hunting him as prey as he ran down the street attempting to retreat," he explained. "As he ran out of room to retreat, shots were fired from behind him."

"He fired and disarmed the individual, hitting him in the arm. He shot and killed the other person who was attacking him. And I got to tell you, if you really think about this, Tucker, in this war zone, in this chaos that is occurring in this city in America in the middle of Wisconsin, Kyle -- the only individuals that Kyle shot were the three individuals that were attacking him and putting him at risk of serious bodily harm or death."

"This is a 17-year-old kid," Pierce added. "This is amazing... That man survived. That man has not been charged. He came at a 17-year-old with a gun. Why has he not been charged? Here is the question that I have Tucker: where are the charges for aggravated assault against Kyle Rittenhouse ... and where are the charges against the people who are funding this activity and who are financing it?"
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