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The Kyle Rittenhouse trial has sparked a plethora of gun safety videos on social media. I posted the most popular gun safety videos below.

The "experts" in the videos claim to teach people how to disarm a gunman during the commission of a crime.

These videos went viral during the Rittenhouse trial as social media users sought to learn how to handle a weapon as good as Rittenhouse.

The jury is deliberating his guilt or innocence today, Nov. 16.

In one video, a man disarms a gunman after flipping to avoid gunshots.

In another video, a young man teaches viewers how to disarm a gunman and turn the gun on the assailant.

Gun safety is not a joke and should be taken very seriously. If you really want to learn how to handle guns safely you should probably avoid social media.

Watch the videos below.
 

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"Inexcusable", "Jury intimidation", were some of the reactions of gun experts and others after Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger pointed an AR-15 rifle at the jury during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial on Monday.

Rittenhouse, 18, faces multiple charges for shooting three Antifa protestors, killing 2 of them, during a night of unrest that erupted in Kenosha, WI after a police officer shot and wounded Jacob Blake.

Gun experts accused Binger of violating the 5 basic rules of gun safety by pointing a gun at the jury with his finger on the trigger.

Binger claims someone checked the rifle to make sure it was unloaded, but Binger never checked the rifle himself before pointing it at the jury.

The first rule of gun safety is the gun is always loaded.

The jury will begin deliberating Rittenhouse's guilt or innocence today, Nov. 16. Observers are concerned that the prosecutor's actions during closing arguments on Monday will negatively influence the jury.

Many believe Binger was attempting to intimidate the jury since the trial didn't go his way. Others accused the lead prosecutor of intentionally pulling a stunt to get a mistrial.

Rittenhouse, who lives part-time with his father in Kenosha, drove just over the border from his mother's home in Antioch, Illinois the night of the protests in August 2020.

He was 17 at the time of the shootings and armed with a borrowed AR-15 assault rifle. He said he went there to help protect a car dealership from rioters.

The Judge threw out a weapons possession charge against Rittenhouse, since Wisconsin law permits youths under 18 to carry long guns for hunting purposes.

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There is an update in the tragic story of a Florida mom who was fatally shot by her toddler while on a Zoom call.

On August 11, Shamaya Lynn, 21, was on a Zoom call with co-workers when they heard a loud bang and she fell backwards off her seat. A co-worker who called 911 said she saw Lynn's toddler crying behind her.

First responders arrived at the apartment off Wymore Road in Altamonte Springs, and found Lynn unresponsive with a single gunshot wound to the head. Investigators determined that her 2-year-old son shot her with an unsecured gun.

On Oct. 7, the boy's father, Veondre Avery, 22, was arrested and charged with leaving an unsecured gun in the child's Paw Patrol backpack.

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Avery appeared in court on Wednesday, Oct. 13, to face charges of manslaughter, neglect, and failure to secure a weapon. He is being held without bond in the Seminole County Jail, Yahoo! News reports.

Avery's next court date is set for November 23.

Avery, who lived with Lynn and their son, was arrested because the gun belonged to him and he left it loaded and without the safety on, police say.

According to advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, deaths involving children have increased 31 percent in the US.

128 deaths were reported from unintentional shootings by children between March and December 2020.
 

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