The injustice to which Rittenhouse has been subjected persists in political persecution and perhaps still further legal prosecution.
Brian Aitken, who spent years spent speaking out for gun rights, was arrested in Telluride, Colorado last week.
"I'm not a racist person. I support the BLM movement. I support peacefully demonstrating," Rittenhouse said during his first TV appearance since his acquittal.
Black Lives Matter protesters, Second Amendment defenders, and legal experts have all weighed in on the trial and its not guilty verdict. Who is right?
The National Foundation for Gun Rights, which raised money to help pay for Rittenhouse's legal fees, said it was "thrilled to see that he is now a free man."
For decades, federal courts have largely ignored the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms—a protection explicitly guaranteed by the Constitution's text.
During a 2019 presidential debate, then-candidate Beto O'Rourke said: ""Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47."
The man said he had called the cops but they turned up an hour later, adding: "My 12 gauge is always better than 911."
On Friday, Mayor Lovely Warren declared a state of emergency due to the rise in gun violence. The city has already seen 71 homicides this year.
"A significant portion of the gun safety movement's current agenda is likely to come under attack in the coming years," UCLA's Adam Winkler said.
Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical during Wednesday's oral arguments on whether or not New York's gun permit law should be struck down.
Experts told Newsweek that 25 percent of Americans could be impacted if the high court were to strike down the law in New York.
"We must refuse to pass this onto another generation," the 21-year-old urged the nine justices on Wednesday.
The current court is poised to be even more conservative than it was when it last established a nationwide right to keep a gun at home for self-defense.
The part of the Constitution guaranteeing the right to bear arms has long been ignored by many state and local governments.
In New York state, someone dies from gun violence every 11 hours and gun violence is the third leading cause of death for children.
The gun manufacturer cited "support for the 2nd Amendment" among its reasons to relocate to Tennessee.
In an interview with CNN's Michael Smerconish, Sean Penn reiterated his belief that taking the COVID-19 vaccine should be mandatory.
The new Texas gun legislation, signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott in June, goes into effect on September 1.
We have more gun violence in America than the other 26 industrialized nations combined.
"Let them challenge us," Tucson Councilman Steve Kozachik told the Arizona Daily Star.
"That's obviously extreme craziness, but at the same time, if the whole point of the Second Amendment is to stand up to the government, if the government has nukes how can you stand up to that with a musket," Lonny Koons clarified.
"When it comes to our church—and what we need to say and remaining open—that when they impede upon our First Amendment right, we'll meet them at the door of the tent with our Second Amendment right," Locke said.
The freshman representative cited the Viet Cong as an example of what armed citizens could achieve in combat.
The Supreme Court will consider the scope of the Second Amendment and Trump wasn't wholly confident about how it would rule.
The Colorado representative defended the carrying of weapons, telling Newsmax "bad people do bad things."
A Republican proposal to block potential new federal gun laws from applying in South Carolina moved forward on Tuesday, one day after a deadly mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado left 10 people dead.
The National Rifle Association called Boulder's assault weapons ban "counterproductive" and rejoiced when a judge overturned it. Will Monday's massacre change the politics of gun control?