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Reese Witherspoon: A World Where Kyle Rittenhouse Goes Free Isn’t ‘Safe For Any Of Us’

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Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon is yet another Hollywood celebrity to blast the not-guilty verdicts in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, saying that the Illinois teenager doesn’t deserve to go free while deceptively conflating him with mass shooters.

In a Twitter thread posted Saturday, the Legally Blonde and Walk the Line actress lamented a Wisconsin jury’s acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on all charges. In a rhetorical sleight of hand, the actress inaccurately lumped Rittenhouse in with perpetrators of “senseless gun violence,” leaving out the fact that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense.

She then repeated what has become a favorite talking point among left-wingers and anti-gun activists, noting that Rittenhouse crossed “state lines,” which is not a crime and is not relevant to his right to defend his life from rioters who tried to take his gun, hit him with a skateboad, and pointed a pistol at him.

“No one should be able to purchase a semi-automatic weapon, cross state lines and kill 2 people, wound another and go free. In what world is this safe … for any of us?” she wrote.

No one should be able to purchase a semi-automatic weapon, cross state lines and kill 2 people, wound another and go free. In what world is this safe … for any of us ?

Witherspoon, who stars in Apple TV+’s series The Morning Show, ig… (Read more)

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