Testimony Ends in Kyle Rittenhouse Trial – Verdict Watch with Andrew Branca

When the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse began, I encouraged all our readers to follow Attorney Branca's legal analysis.

I want to reiterate – the implications from this case aren't important to us 2A defenders.

The implications are vitally important!

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The explosive testimony in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial is justifiably big news. Unfortunately, as expected, Kyle's testimony, Judge Schroeders' rulings, and legal procedures are being skewed by folks in the mainstream media. If you haven’t heard about it yet, good job knowing how to ignore the news cycle!  

Monday we can expect to see closing arguments and the judge will give the jury will be their instructions. After that, it's a waiting game until the jury returns a verdict in the case. You and I won't be the only ones anticipating the outcome. Five hundred National Guard troops are on standby in Kenosha to respond to violence.

Some news topics should be understood by those who stand up for the second amendment and the right to self-defense.  Kyle’s is one of them.  That’s why I have been encouraging you to follow what we know is the 5-star cream-of-the-crop actually correct analysis of the case written by Attorney Branca.  

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Attorney Branca's analysis is thorough without being boring. He enlightens us through functional analysis that keeps us interested while showing us practical and even essential elements of self-defense law. We want you to check out his coverage of the Rittenhouse trial – for your benefit!

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Let us know what you think about how the trial has unfolded so far. Has it gone as expected? What things have surprised you? I, for one,
was surprised that Kyle took the stand to testify. Will there even be a jury decision, or will the Defense's request that the Judge dismisses the case without prejudice conclude the drama?

Leave a comment with your take.

If you carry a gun for self-defense and haven't already, I highly recommend reading Andrew Branca's book called The Law of Self Defense. I recommended it on Season 4, Episode 7 of the Concealed Carry Podcast when Riley asked me what book I recommend every concealed carrier read.


About Matthew Maruster

I follow my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who is the eternal co-equal Son of God. I currently live in Columbus, Ohio with my wife and daughter. I served in the Marine Corps Infantry. I was a Staff Sergeant and served as a Platoon Sergeant during combat in Iraq. After I was a police officer at a municipal agency in San Diego County. I have a Bachelors's Degree in Criminal Justice from National University. MJ Maruster Defense.


  1. Chris on November 13, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    I suspect that the jury of Kyle’s Antifa/BLM-sympathizing peers will convict on the grounds that his arriving in Kenosha while possessing a scary-looking black rifle (a.k.a., “weapon of war”) was enough to have provoked the peace-loving Antifa/BLM crowd, who were there merely expressing their protected first amendment rights (by trashing, burning, and looting the city) while peaceably protesting against racist police, to attack Kyle and therefore strip Kyle of his element of innocence, so his defense of self defense will collapse. I think the judge erred by allowing a jury instruction for provocation. He thinks the finders of fact can arrive at an unbiased verdict based on actual evidence. Not a chance.

    I hope my prediction about the outcome of this trial is wrong, but in today’s society, I am not hopeful.

  2. Chris on November 19, 2021 at 11:50 am

    I am relieved to see that my prediction about the likely outcome of this prosecution was wrong. There *is* still a glimmer of hope for fairness and justice in this country.

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