Kyle Rittenhouse Launches Youtube Channel Dedicated To Guns And The Second Amendment

Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot dead two people more than two years ago, has started a brand new YouTube channel about guns.
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The teenager was acquitted on all counts in his November 2021 homicide trial after he fatally shot two men and injured a third at a Black Lives Matter rally in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

On August 25, 2020, Rittenhouse, then just 17, traveled 20 miles from his home to attend a protest spawned by the police shooting of a 29-year-old Black man named Jacob Blake.
Rittenhouse during his trial. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy
Armed with an AR-15 style rifle, he shot dead 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum and 26-year-old Anthony Huber - and injured 27-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz. Following the deadly incident, he faced five felony charges, including first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree intentional homicide. Rittenhouse was ultimately found not guilty on all counts on November 19, 2021.

The young man started a YouTube channel over the weekend - nearly a year after he was cleared. At the time of writing, he has accumulated more than 38,000 subscribers.

Check out his introductory video:

“Hello! I am super excited to announce I will be starting a Youtube channel!” the gun rights activist wrote in the description that accompanied his first video - a 35-second clip in which he teased his future gun-related content.

“I look forward to creating content about guns and talking about the 2nd amendment with all of you!” he added.

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms.

“You might remember me as the kid who defended himself with a firearm during the 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin,” he wrote in his channel's bio. “Join me in my journey to learn everything I can about new and vintage firearms and help to defend the Second Amendment.”

In his first video, Rittenhouse appears alongside YouTuber and fellow gun enthusiast Brandon Herrera, also known by his nickname, the AK Guy.

“Thank you guys for continuing to support me, and I’ll see you guys in the videos to come,” he concluded the clip, in which he dons a T-shirt with an image of a rifle and the phrase “2nd that.”

Rittenhouse has attracted quite the fanbase, with a number of commenters expressing their excitement about his future content.

One person wrote alongside a cowboy emoji: "Great to see you! Looking forward to seeing your content and growth on here. We're all behind you!"

Another penned: "YESSSS! Love you, Kyle and I am so excited to see where this channel takes you!"

A third gushed: "100% support. Very excited to see new content!"

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