Looks Like Self Defense To Me

Massad Ayoob has a post up about the video evidence surrounding Kyle Rittenhouse’s use of a rifle to defend himself in Kenosha. The photo at the top of the post clearly shows the assailant who Rittenhouse shot in the arm pointing a pistol at the young man’s head. A few milliseconds difference in timing would have put a bullet though the teenager’s head instead of the bad guy’s arm.

Eric Holder v. Civil Rights

If you were attacked by a mountain lion, would you fight back? Most of us would.

OK, instead of a four-legged predator, what if you were attacked by a two-legged one? Do you still think that you have a right to defend yourself? Or should you be required to run away? If I’m reading Eric Holder’s speech to the NAACP correctly, he wants to limit your right to self-defense. Is he forgetting this?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life …

Isn’t our right to be alive and preserve our lives the most basic civil right? And didn’t the Supreme Court say in the Heller decision that the basis of the Second Amendment is grounded in the right of self-defense?

We have real world examples of how the aggressive suppression of the right to go armed in self-defense has worked. In Chicago, the murder rate is through the roof. New York has kept a better lid on violence but at the cost of subjecting its citizens to “stop and frisk” searches by the police.

It’s as if the Progressives want to make two-legged predators a protected species in a kind of Orwellian inversion of “Four legs good, two legs bad.”

1A and 2A: An Appreciation

Aaron Walker is a conservative blogger whose commitment to the First Amendment is so strong that he rallied to the defense of a liberal blogger who was being subjected to an lawfare attack. It seems that no good deed goes unpunished, and Mr. Walker is now threatened.

He writes of his appreciation for both the First and the Second Amendments here. Read the whole thing.