Gun rights are human rights, and gun control just means using two hands.
We’ve all heard the slogans, but sometimes, we forget just how deadly serious gun rights are and how much of a difference they can make in someone’s life. We also see every day how that is being contested in our courts and legal system.
A perfect example comes out of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and happened in 2018. I’m not talking about Kyle Rittenhouse. This is a completely different case.
Meet Chrystul Kizer
Chrystul Kizer is a young woman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Four years ago, she was only 17, when she put a .38 handgun into her knapsack and took a taxi from Milwaukee to Kenosha.
Then, she went to a man’s home and shot him in the face, torched his house to the ground, stole his sports car, and rode away. On the surface, this looked like a violent criminal attack.
Yet, following her arrest, Kizer claimed the victim, Randall Volar, had been sex trafficking her for over a year, selling her out as an escort, as well as sexually abusing her.
If her claims are proven true in court, Kizer has a chance of walking away. Wisconsin regulations clear sex trafficking victims of any crimes they commit that were done under duress of trafficking.
Does this include shooting your abuser in the face? The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is now set to decide.
“On a June night in 2018, 17-year-old Chrystul Kizer put a .38-caliber pistol in her book bag and took an Uber from Milwaukee to Kenosha.”
Should a sex trafficking defense apply in a homicide case? – ABC News https://t.co/b0bMM87mPJ
— Eliza (@elizableu) March 1, 2022
Those who support Kizer say she had the right to stand up for herself and get rid of her abuser and trafficker. However, not everyone is convinced; one local Kenosha County Circuit Judge David Wilk said the immunity under trafficking law definitely does not apply to homicide.
As SCOTUS starts debating this today, it sets an important precedent legally. Do proven victims of sexual trafficking have the right to kill the predators who are using and selling them or are they also chargeable under the normal law as anyone else would be?
Having some criminal immunity for sex trafficking victims makes sense, seeing as they are in a situation that’s often outside the scope and protection of the law. However, should that be opened up to murder?
There are a lot of victims of sexual abuse who would like to do exactly what Kizer did to her abuser. Should they be allowed to do so and walk free?
Chrystul Kizer is a survivor and a hero. Why on earth is she being tried for murder?? If you kill the man who was selling you and raping you for years, as a minor, I call that justice. The fact that she’s even in a courtroom right now is absurd. #chrystulkizer
— Bransen Reynolds (@bransenr82) February 28, 2022
According to Kizer and her legal team, Volar had been trafficking multiple underage teens and young girls for months, prior to her murdering him in his home.
He was arrested at one time before being killed and found with child porn of himself abusing young girls, but released by police for unknown reasons.
According to Kizer, she met Volar at 16 when she tried to sell her body for sex in order to pay expenses. He then abused her and started to sell her out on an escort website to other men, she alleges.
This eventually led to her decision to kill him when she didn’t know how to escape from his control, she claims.
Kizer went to jail for two years, but was let out in the summer of 2020 after she got almost half a million in bail that was fundraised by criminal reform groups.