Hollywood Actress Reese Witherspoon Calls for Gun Control Following Rittenhouse Verdict

Reese Witherspoon is spreading lies and misinformation about the Kyle Rittenhouse case on social media. Rittenhouse did not cross state lines with an AR-15. (Photo: Twitter)

Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon decried the “not guilty” verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial on Twitter over the weekend. 

“No one should be able to purchase a semi-automatic weapon, cross state lines and kill two people, wound another, and go free,” tweetedWitherspoon.

“In what world is this safe… for any of us?” she added.

Witherspoon vowed that she would never “stop advocating for justice,” and never vote for “US representatives and judges who support this recklessness.”  

She also thanked Bloomberg-funded gun-control organizations, Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety, for “the work that you do.  It is vital.”  

SEE ALSO: Rittenhouse Riot Roundup: New York, San Fan, Chicago Erupt in Looting, Vandalism Following Verdict

While none of you care what Witherspoon thinks about the trial, about gun control, about elections, about anything at all for that matter, it’s hard to dismiss her comments whole hog for two reasons. 

First, how profoundly ignorant they are.  It’s clear that the “Legally Blonde” actress did not follow the details of the case at all, as this Twitter user aptly pointed out:

Second, how common these sorts of reactions are among those on the Left.  

It’s actually quite scary that things have become so politicized in this country that an open-and-shut case of self-defense is being repeatedly mischaracterized as “a miscarriage of justice.”

Rittenhouse did not get away with murder.

And yet, thanks to ill-informed people like Reese, who have huge followings on social media, millions of Americans now believe that to be true.

Sadly, this recklessness (Yes, Reese is the one who is being reckless!) has consequences. When potentially millions of citizens suddenly lose faith in government institutions, especially the justice system, criminals see this as an opportunity to act out.

As GunsAmerica reported, looters and rioters are now wreaking havoc in major cities around the country, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Portland.

If everyone had put politics aside and simply looked at the facts of this case, it’s possible that this fallout could have been avoided. Alas, that’s not the world we live in.

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  • Blue dogs gay lover November 28, 2021, 2:54 pm

    I agree with blue dog completely. I mean they were just trying to protest. If not for Kyles AR 15 they could have easily murdered Kyle and kept on mostly peaceful protesting.

  • Mont Schroeder November 27, 2021, 10:53 pm

    Take her Adrenachrome away from her and she’ll have a different view of things going through withdrawal while pulling at her hair and smashing chairs and things……………..

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment November 27, 2021, 7:18 pm

    you british twit, you are ruled by the queen of england no matter what commonwealth you are from. You brits think you are so smart, well you stand out like a sore thumb with your anti american B.S..
    P.s. my dog knows more about firearms then you (geez you cant even figure out what sex you are)!

    • Dave November 30, 2021, 6:48 pm

      We left that crappy country for good reason. England is a second rate nation, always has been. Sua Sponte

  • Bob November 27, 2021, 12:45 pm

    Poor, talentless little skag, desperately trying to keep her nose on the window…

  • Slim November 26, 2021, 9:49 pm

    Well then she should tell her very well armed private security she uses EVERY place she goes in public since there’s NO NEED for guns right you dumb rich C$n5! Stick her in average slow as shit four cylinder or worse electric slow pike cares like the majority of us common people drive so if she is shot at she can’t drive close to 200 MPH to get away. Never drive in any type of armored vehicle since if there’s no need for guns to defend yourself then obviously you wouldn’t need an armored vehicle right Twix Silverpoon?! Funniest part is I bet she owns some real nice high end guns!

    • Blues Dad November 27, 2021, 2:38 pm

      Agreed 100%

  • Winnon November 26, 2021, 5:14 pm

    I think if All of Hollywood would stay out of politics and some of these other issues and try a lot harder at acting and movie making everyone would be better off. I haven’t seen but a few good movies in years. They were made in Europe. Hollywood is nothing but trash these days(years) They’ve become like Network news, Fake Newsmen-Fake-Actors. Just my take

  • Just George November 26, 2021, 4:13 pm

    Just another spineless and purely stupid Hollywood bimbo pretending to be ‘intellectual’.
    Like Kamala H. she simply keeps spreading her legs to make so called career.
    The only thing such bimbos are able to do…

  • Beachhawk November 26, 2021, 3:14 pm

    I used to think Reese Witherspoon was a very smart, successful and attractive actress, so I was astounded by her ignorance of this case and gun laws in general. You would think that an intelligent person would do their homework before going out on a limb and putting their ignorance on full public display.

  • Lance November 26, 2021, 1:57 pm

    I couldn’t understand a word she was saying. It was extremely muffled as she talked out of her ass!

    • Blues Dad November 27, 2021, 2:40 pm

      So that’s what that smell was I thought she ate a shi**y burrito 🙂 LOL she is a twit

  • Derek Danford November 26, 2021, 1:53 pm

    No one should be that good of an actress and be that ignorant. You should know the facts before you let everyone know how lazy you are. Shame on you!

  • Peter November 26, 2021, 12:50 pm

    Hey reese
    Did you get pulled over by a police officer and scream I think he might even been a little intoxicated and didn’t you scream don’t you know who I am
    So with your elitist mentality what you’re saying is that we have no right to defend ourselves but because you’re an elitist your ex an exception and you shouldn’t be pulled over by the police
    Please stick to your trade which is acting which is a joke because didn’t you marry some producer that’s fucking giving you all the work anyway but I digress keep your opinions to yourself because no one wants to hear your fucking liberal gibberish you fucking entitled Cunt

    • Blues Dad November 27, 2021, 2:42 pm

      Agreed 100% She is a waste of space LOL and talent that is for damn sure. I haven’t seen her in anything since I can’t remember when.

  • JD November 26, 2021, 12:07 pm

    I guess if someone was smashing Dear Lib Reese in the head with a skatboard, someone threatening to end your life, and another pointing a gun in your face, you would say, “Oh thank you can we call clinical support person now”? People like her and all the other libs need to SHUT UP, and not speak about what they apparently have not done any research on! Another hollywood person on my list of WHO NOT TO WATCH!!

    • BR549 November 26, 2021, 2:42 pm

      It’s always interesting how eager these people are to put an “Out to Lunch” sign tacked onto their forehead. The ones that know the LEAST about whatever issue du jour they find comment-worthy, the louder they protest.

      I used to think Alec Baldwin was a decent actor after he did “Hunt for Red October”, but after his over inflated ego had him go “Full-blown-Libtard”, I lost all respect for him. Now, my favorite scene with Baldwin is near the end of “Mercury Rising”, watching that egomaniac falling off the roof of that city high-rise and plummet to the sidewalk with his bullet-ridden torso.

      Witherspoon is a decent actress, but why are so many of these actor types so willing to elaborate about topics they know nothing about. Had she gone to the trouble to learn gun safety and the history and philosophy behind the 2nd Amendment, people might be willing to listen to her. As it is now, she is just one more of Hollywood’s spoiled adult children who believe the world needs to know that her “knee-jerk” feelings are relevant.

      Cute kid, but oh so STUPID.

  • Doc Loch November 26, 2021, 12:02 pm

    It is funny to me that sites like Guns America and any others post articles quoting “famous people.” Dumb blondes are dumb blondes. Dumb Blondes with money are just as dumb (though I guess admittedly potentially more dangerous) than poor dumb blondes. Still, I’d just as soon not hear what stupid words come from their shriveled brains.

    I do find smart blondes attractive still.

  • Ken November 26, 2021, 11:18 am

    Its easy to be anti gun when you have body guards.

    • Blues Dad November 27, 2021, 2:58 pm

      So true so… so… true I would love to see these rich ass fuckers survive a week in the deep woods no cameras no help of any kind.

      Well maybe a week is to long LOL

  • kcysr November 26, 2021, 10:30 am

    Actually Blue Dog your opinion is not informed can you name me one military on the face of the earth that uses the so called weapon of war the AR-15. I won’t hold my breath.

    • Ted November 26, 2021, 2:30 pm

      That would be the US military ! The early M16 series was marked COLT AR-15, followed by property US govt, caliber, model M16, M16A1, XM177. Look it up.

  • jd November 26, 2021, 10:24 am

    I wonder if Miss Witherspoon has armed security? I also wonder if she tried to put her herself in Rittenhouse place? What kind of equalizer would she like when she was running away from 3 people intending to hurt you severely? What if nobody had guns? There still would be 3 people chasing down one person with a skateboard to swing for the head and whatever the others were using to hurt. Clearly Rittenhouse was attempting to get away. Clearly the other 3 were attempting to hurt him severely. Did somebody shout “kill him”? She needs to get her head out of her butt and think logically about the incident. Did she own any of the businesses being destroyed by rioters? Does she want to keep what she has worked for and earned? If she was sincere she should be living a very simple life and giving away all her trappings above the simple existence. Walk a mile in the other persons shoes before you criticize them. The internet puts her net worth at 400 million. You can see how sincere she is about helping the “down trodden”. “Reese Witherspoon’s decision to bet on herself and women-led stories is paying off richly: The actress is now worth $400 million, Forbes estimates” JUST ANOTHER RICH LIBERAL HYPOCRIT.

  • Roger November 26, 2021, 10:00 am

    The rifle was LEGALLY purchased in WISCONSIN. Check your facts before passing gas out of your ears!

  • Roger November 26, 2021, 9:49 am

    As I understand it one person shot was attempting to perform a Lobotomy with his skateboard and another one had a pistol that he was attempting to introduce Kyle Rittenhouse’s head. I believe the rifle used by Rittenhouse was purchased in Wisconsin and as such was legally owned. I (personally) see nothing wrong with what happened. Kind of funny (IMO) how so much is being said about this and how little is being said about someone killing 8 (?) people with their car.

  • Brian Stach November 26, 2021, 9:48 am

    Well poor bimbo Hollyweird Reese living in her little protected gated elitist enclave protected by armed security detail..Honey allegedly yoir an entertainer so when the public throws you a dime, dance monkey dance…otherwise STHU no one cares about your opinion.

  • PeteFaz November 26, 2021, 9:30 am

    This country needs more like Mr.Rittenhouse — it is time to eliminate these terrorists

  • Carol Powell November 26, 2021, 9:20 am

    That woman has no clue what she is talking about She sure ain’t from Texas She needs to stay in California with the rest of the FRUITS and NUTS

  • Bob November 26, 2021, 9:06 am

    While it’s true Rittenhouse may have been defending himself, the little asshole should have never put himself in the position where he had to. He should have just let the cops do their job. That said, it would be nice to actually see the cops do their job instead of just watching looters and rioters destroy cities.

    • lBilly M November 26, 2021, 10:07 am

      Bob, evidently you are in the same boat as Reese. You know nothing about which you speak. Rittenhouse went there to help protect property. He did so by removing the burning dumpster set there by Rosenbaum. When he removed the dumpster, Rosenbaum threatened to kill him. Rittenhouse ran away buy Rosenbaum caught up with him. The reason Rittenhouse didn’t’ step aside and let the police handle it is because the mayor of Kenosha and governor of Wisconsin told the police to STAND DOWN and not engage the rioters!. They refused the Presidents offer to send in National Guardsmen to help. The people of Kenosha were on their own that night. There were no police ‘handle it’. There were no firefighters because there were no police to protect them. When the government fails to do it’s job, it’s up the citizens to protect themselves. And remember this…Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grotkietz made the decision to attack Rittenhouse. Had they not, they would be alive today.

      • David Boerboom November 26, 2021, 10:34 am

        Who cares about a dumpster fire?

        • Ted November 26, 2021, 2:33 pm

          See if you say that when they are rolling a burning dumpster toward your home or business . BTW, even in very liberal states like NY that have a “duty to retreat” before using deadly force, ARSON is one of the exemptions !

      • Robert Pridgen November 26, 2021, 11:18 am

        EXACTLY! That was well stated! This woman knows nothing regarding the facts as well as many others spewing anti-gun propaganda! Thanks IBilly M !

    • LJB November 26, 2021, 10:38 am

      Rittenhouse still faces possible civil lawsuits, where things may not go so favorably for him. But then, try squeezing blood out of a turnip. Perhaps after Rittenhouse’s visit with Trump at Mar-a-Lago shortly after the verdict and Trump calling him “…really a nice young man”, Trump will help with any civil lawsuit legal expenses and judgements against him that might transpire.

      He was a dumb shit for putting himself in that situation. But then many of us at that age (and possibly throughout our lives) have done some really stupid things. I know I have and still occasionally do, though none of my actions, thus far, have resulted in the deaths of others. For sure, I believe Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense at the time. But he put himself in a situation he could have easily avoided by choosing not to be there or not being there with a firearm. So if he loses any civil lawsuits, he won’t be getting my sympathy.

      • BR549 November 26, 2021, 2:58 pm

        I don’t agree, although you are entitled to voice your own opinion. Kyle wasn’t looking for a fight; he didn’t start the rioting, and he was even being chased down for putting out the dumpster fire(s) the BGs had started. One of those burning dumpsters was to be sent crashing into a set of gas station pumps.

        Kyle is not in the same position as O.J. was.

      • Bobo November 26, 2021, 5:46 pm

        Not sure if WI law allows for a civil suit following a Not Guilty Verdict or not,

        By your (so called) logic, if the people that got shot hadn’t attended a riot and attacked him, they’d still be alive…if a civil suit is allowed and they, not Rittenhouse loose, they won’t get any sympathy for most of us.

      • Jay November 30, 2021, 10:37 am

        He does not face civil suite. Self defense determination mean that those men were in violation of the law in what they were doing. You only get those type of verdicts in California where the criminal can sue while breaking the law.

    • Ted November 26, 2021, 2:35 pm

      And had the Police been doing their “job”, WE WOULD NOT BE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION !

  • Jay November 26, 2021, 8:21 am

    Another hollywood lefty in her own bubble that does not have a clue.

    • Give Me Liberty November 26, 2021, 9:34 am

      I agree 100%.

      These Hollywood people get to be protected by guards using self loading firearms equipped with full capacity 15 to 32 round magazines but the common people should be disarmed. Too many Hollywood people have no clue about reality.

      I am glad Kurt Russell is not one of them.

      • SantaClaus November 26, 2021, 10:52 am

        Anyone can have an opinion, but having it doesn’t make it relevant or factual.

        The AR-15 rifle is no more dangerous than any other rifle. The 5.56 or 223 Remington is actually on the light side of rifle cartridges. It’s main advantage is by using a military cartridge, ammunition is much more plentiful than say a 22-250.

        Regardless of the attributes and weaknesses of the AR-15 platform, the Rittenhouse incident had ZERO to do with the weapon he used and everything to do with the legality of the action he was forced to take.

        The prosecutor in this case was/is clearly unafraid to use malicious prosecution to further the Soros, Obama, Clinton, Biden and CCP agenda. Leftists be damned, the jury properly found that Rittenhouse had legally defended himself against BLM and Antifa influenced thugs. Clearly their intent was to kill him, and the Jury’s verdict was a victory for all Americans who support the Constitution and the Rule of Law.

        The truth is Rittenhouse is white, and he shot white perpetrators. Unlike the racist puke “celebrities” and MSM pundits spray from their lying lips on any given day, this had nothing to do with the Jury giving whites permission to arbitrarily shoot blacks. The real racists are the fools who claim that was the result of the trial.

        It further did not establish that one can arbitrarily commit murder and be acquitted because of one’s race. It clearly upheld the lawful guarantee that a person under attack by deadly physical force has the right to defend him or herself with deadly physical force when no other option is available. That perfectly fits the circumstances in the Rittenhouse case.

        Meanwhile, the south ends of northbound horses completely ignore the fact that those shot were pursuing Rittenhouse with the goal of killing him. We know this by simply observing the trial (yes, watch and listen as the FACTS become evident) and learning what exactly took place. The Jury did this, unlike the MSM talking heads who spouted steaming piles of BS such as decrying the legitimacy of the judge because his phone played “God Bless the USA” as a ring tone.

        Witherspoon is just another example of a Hollywood elitist whose opinion is a valuable as a cantene full of gasoline in a foot hike across the Sahara desert.

    • FirstStateMark November 26, 2021, 9:38 am

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Hondo November 26, 2021, 7:01 am

    Damn Reese is as stupid as blue douche, now that’s just sad.

  • Dr. Strangelove November 26, 2021, 5:38 am

    “The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance. – Robert Heinlein

  • Zeke34 November 24, 2021, 5:46 pm

    The fact that you said no civilian needs an AR is enough for me to believe that your opinions are indeed uninformed. Pretending to be knowledgeable and then spreading misinformation just confirms it. And the fact that you led with your pronouns. Lol

  • Edmond Gadd November 24, 2021, 5:43 pm

    The fact that you said no civilian needs an AR is enough for me to believe that your opinions are indeed uninformed. Pretending to be knowledgeable and then spreading misinformation just confirms it. And the fact that you led with your pronouns. Lol

  • Blue Dog (he/him) November 23, 2021, 10:46 am

    Elle Woods was wrong about the details but not in the spirit of her comments. Kyle Rittenhouse was too young to enlist in the army and fight in an unending foreign war for oil, why was it a good idea to put a weapon of war in his hands and have him fight in American streets? A jury determined that he acted in self-defence; what liability falls on the parents, guardians and other adults in his life that put this child in the middle of these protests? Are they culpable of manslaughter by negligence? Simply put, these AR-15 weapons are too dangerous for American streets. There is no good reason that civilians need them. They meet the dictionary definition of assault rifle, whether they are semi- or full-auto or even binary or non-binary triggered.

    Yes, I know how ARs work. I built a lower about 10 years ago. I am not an armorer, I don’t claim to be. But, my opinions are informed. I also know how definitions work and an AR-15 meets both the proscriptive definition or denotation and widely-accepted descriptive definition or connotation for the phrase assault weapon or assault rifle.

    Brandon is gonna let’s go up all those ARs anyways. 😉

    • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment November 24, 2021, 6:31 pm

      You english twit, maybe in your country people don’t have rights but here we have the right to come and go as we please so when others want to attack us for exercising our freedom we have the right to defend ourselves! You also have no concept of what a firearm is nor do you have any concept of a weapon of war.

      • Blue Dog (he/him) November 25, 2021, 9:56 am

        Now paul. Let’s not say things we cannot take back. I am not English.

        • Let's go Brandon, FJB November 26, 2021, 8:00 am

          @blue dog, “I am not english” . Maybe not, but you’re still ignorant. Honestly, are you paid to be that dumb or does it come naturally?

    • Hondo November 26, 2021, 5:56 am

      Blue douche has to be the stupidest mf’er to post on this site. I’m thinking this clown is mentally deficient.

    • Chuck Matson November 26, 2021, 7:03 am

      Clowns like you don`t even know which latrine to use…and oh my…you built a lower. I doubt you can even change a tire on a car. Fricken leftist loon.

      • Blue Dog (he/him) November 26, 2021, 8:25 am

        I can change a tyre, I just don’t like to change tyres.

    • Give Me Freedom November 26, 2021, 9:20 am

      BlueDog said: “Simply put, these AR-15 weapons are too dangerous for American streets.”

      I disagree 100%. All semi automatic rifles that use detachable magazines that fire a round more powerful than the 5.56 x 45 are just as dangerous but no more hazardous than many weapons people can make or use. An AR-15 is a useful tool for millions of Americans that use them in the correct way.

      You also do not understand or disagree with the 2nd Amendment freedoms Americans have in free States. Our system of government is full of checks and balances. The 2nd Amendment is a check against tyranny that the common people have but people like you cannot see it or disagree.

      You also cannot see that a 17 year old is not a “child.” A 17 year old is a minor. Many seventeen year olds have the right to consent for sexual intercourse in many States.

    • TUC November 26, 2021, 9:49 am

      Is a Ruger mini-14, Ruger 10/22, Springfield Armory M1A, or even an M1 Garand and M1 carbine and many others, considered, by your definition, an assault rifle?

      • Bobo November 26, 2021, 5:49 pm

        By the definition of all anti’s – Every gun is an assault weapon.

      • Blue Dog (he/him) November 26, 2021, 8:24 pm

        Per the definition offered at Dictionary.com, any of various automatic and semiautomatic military firearms using an intermediate power cartridge, designed for individual use – 10/22, no; M1A and M1 Garand, yes; M1 Carbine probably so (I have seen legal definitions of intermediate cartridges to include [among other potential qualifications] anything .30 cal and bigger). The Mini-14 probably would be too since it is just a scaled down M-14.

    • Big Al 45 November 26, 2021, 9:58 am

      What oil, fool? For your claim of informed opinions, you certainly are showing your ignorance.

    • David Boerboom November 26, 2021, 10:39 am

      Hello She/Her …

    • Lance November 26, 2021, 2:03 pm

      Too young to fight in the Army? We’ll you better tell my buddy Steve, he got his parents to sign him up to kill Nazi’s, so limeys like yourself could freely flap your lips. War is filled with teenagers fighting. Maybe not on “Call of Duty”?

    • Max Powers November 26, 2021, 2:09 pm

      Blue (he), Dog (him),

      Please, re-read the 3rd amendment to the United States Constitution and let me know which way you would prefer to say “no” to an unreasonable and unconstitutional request:

      A. Harsh words? Like, really harsh words?
      B. Wield a pitchfork or baseball bat?
      C. Tit for Tat, i.e. a like-kind response to the aggressor(s). In other words, whatever they’re armed with upon their arrival and demand, you are too.

      Asking for a friend, on behalf of your daughter(s) should the future prove past . . .

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