FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 19, 2021
Croton Falls, NY – Andy Pelosi, Executive Director of The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus released the following statement in response to Kyle Rittenhouse’s not guilty verdict today.
“What does today’s verdict in the Rittenhouse case say about America as a civil society when a 17 year old young person, travels across state lines looking for a fight, retrieves a fully loaded weapon of war, and then kills two people, injuring a third, and yet receives no punishment whatsoever?
Where is the justice for Rittenhouse’s VICTIMS: 26-year-old Anthony Huber and 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum, and Gaige Grosskreutz? Yes, Judge Schroeder, the deceased are not just victims of a self-styled vigilante assassin. Their unanswered deaths are the result of a perverted American justice system that values those who take the law into their own hands over any semblance of what should transpire in a civil society.
What does today’s tragic jury verdict teach our children? Sadly, this verdict teaches them that racial injustice is heartbreakingly alive and well. It is clear that if Kyle Rittenhouse’s skin was black or brown, at best he would have been beaten and mistreated by law enforcement after the shootings, and at worst he would have been shot and killed before he had a chance to drop his weapon and raise his hands.
In the end, we can only hope that the Rittenhouse verdict will not inspire other armed vigilantes to carry out similar violent acts in the days and weeks ahead, but our hopes are not high.
We, The Campaign To Keep Guns Off Campus, call on all decent, lawful Americans to repudiate this nonsensical verdict and oppose all forms of vigilantism in the name of self defense.”
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About The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus
The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus works with K-12 schools, colleges and universities across the country to oppose legislative policies that would force loaded, concealed guns on campuses. Since 2008, The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus has helped stop campus carry legislation in 18 states and is the only national organization of its kind tasked with protecting higher educational institutions and the communities they serve. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Contact: Andy Pelosi, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org (914-629-6726)
Photo: The location at 60th and Sheridan where Anthony Huber and Gaige Grosskreutz were shot – Courtesy Wikimedia