CHATSWORTH – Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, is issuing the following statement on the Wisconsin jury’s decision to acquit Kyle Rittenhouse.

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“The decision today is a significant victory for the right of self-defense and for the 2nd Amendment. The jury has affirmed the basic right of self-defense for all Americans. The right of self-defense is the underlying reason we have a 2nd Amendment in the first place. It is a basic right for all Americans, regardless of age, and we applaud the jury’s decision to affirm those rights with their decision today.”

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