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Who's the "good guy"?

I would like to see the Good Guy with a Gun theory applied to the case of Kyle Rittenhouse.

According to this theory, the best antidote to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun: the solution to gun violence is more guns.

In the Rittenhouse case, as with most shootings in America, nobody involved was law enforcement. (They were there, but somehow uninvolved.) So, who was the "good guy?"

At one point, a protester who had just seen Rittenhouse kill someone moved toward him with a gun of his own, but did not pull the trigger, and Rittenhouse shot him. Does that make that protester a failed good guy, because a willingness to kill people is essential to this special "goodness?"

Perhaps your feeling is that Rittenhouse was the good guy all along. Why? And how was everybody on the streets of Kenosha supposed to know he held that status? Sure, he is white; so were the people he shot.

Eric Kuhn



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