Prosecutor Thomas Binger claimed Kyle Rittenhouse lost his right to self-defense by bringing a gun with him to the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, on the night of August 25, 2020.
On Monday, Binger called the jury’s attention to testimony that Joseph Rosenbaum had reached for Rittenhouse’s rifle before being shot.
Binger said, “[They] are trying to convince you that Joseph Rosenbaum was going to take that gun and use it on the defendant because they know you can’t claim self-defense against an unarmed man like this.”
Binger added, “You lose the right to self-defense when you’re the one who brought the gun, when you’re the one creating danger. When you’re the one provoking other people.”