Rittenhouse Prosecutor Thomas Binger Breaks Basic Gun Safety Rules Holding Rifle in Courtroom

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger holds Kyle Rittenhouse's gun as he gives the state's closing argument in Kyle Rittenhouse's trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 15, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Sean Krajacic-Pool/Getty Images)
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Prosecutor Thomas Binger apparently placed his finger on the trigger of an AR-15 as he pointed the gun at the jury during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

Siraj Hashmi tweeted a photo that appears to show Binger’s finger on the trigger:

Townhall editor Spencer Brown reacted to the photo allegedly showing Binger’s finger on the trigger by asking, “Did Alec Baldwin teach the Rittenhouse prosecutor how to handle firearms?”

On October 23, 2021, Breitbart News noted that Hollywood weapons expert Bryan Carpenter stated that Alec Baldwin ignored the number one rule of gun safety in his on-set firearm mishap. The New York Post quoted Carpenter stressing that the number one rule is, “Loaded or unloaded, a weapon never gets pointed at another human being.”

An additional overarching gun safety rule is that individuals are to treat every gun as if it is loaded. This rule goes hand-in-hand with the one Carpenter focused on and also negates pointing a gun at anyone, as the firearm is always presumed loaded.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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