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Kyle Rittenhouse launches YouTube channel about guns and second amendment

Joe Harker

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Kyle Rittenhouse launches YouTube channel about guns and second amendment

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Kyle Rittenhouse has launched his own YouTube channel dedicated to guns and the Second Amendment.

On 25 August, 2020, Rittenhouse travelled 20 miles from his home to attend a protest that had broken out in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake.

Using an AR-15 style rifle, the then 17-year-old shot dead Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, also injuring Gaige Grosskreutz.

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Facing five felony charges, including first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree intentional homicide, Rittenhouse was found not guilty on 19 November, 2021.

Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of five felony charges, including first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree intentional homicide. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo
Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of five felony charges, including first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree intentional homicide. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo

In the aftermath of his trial verdict, a series of protests broke out across the US as campaigners warned it could set a legal precedent for vigilante violence.

However, Rittenhouse was embraced by the far-right in the US with Donald Trump congratulating the teenager in an email and later meeting with him, calling him a 'nice young man'.

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Now Rittenhouse has announced that he's launching his own YouTube channel which he says will be focused on 'creating content about guns and talking about the 2nd amendment'.

That amendment, for anyone not in the know, is the right for Americans to bear arms.

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Appearing alongside YouTuber Brandon Herrera, who goes by the nickname 'the AK Guy', Rittenhouse announced the launching of his own channel.

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He also made a guest appearance on one of Herrera's 'Gun Meme Review' videos titled 'The AK Guy and the Kenosha Kid', a reference to the Wisconsin city where Rittenhouse carried out his shooting.

Rittenhouse's channel describes him as 'the kid who defended himself with a firearm during the 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin' and says his channel will be focused on 'new and vintage firearms' and claims his videos will 'help to defend the Second Amendment'.

Kyle Rittenhouse announced his YouTube channel would be about guns. Credit: YouTube/Kyle Rittenhouse
Kyle Rittenhouse announced his YouTube channel would be about guns. Credit: YouTube/Kyle Rittenhouse

That would be the same Second Amendment which the conservative dominated US Supreme Court promoted earlier this year by ruling Americans have a fundamental right to carry guns in public.

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He also ended up getting booked as a speaker at 'AmericaFest', with his appearance being announced by Turning Point USA as he ended up appearing alongside Tucker Carlson, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr.

Kyle Rittenhouse has launched a YouTube channel almost a year after his not guilty verdict. Credit: YouTube/Kyle Rittenhouse
Kyle Rittenhouse has launched a YouTube channel almost a year after his not guilty verdict. Credit: YouTube/Kyle Rittenhouse

Some have hit out at interviewers for treating Rittenhouse 'like a celebrity' when speaking to him on a number of podcasts and videos.

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Rittenhouse attempted to get the gun he used in the fatal shooting back, but the weapon ended up being destroyed by Wisconsin officials.

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Topics: News, Kyle Rittenhouse, US News, YouTube

Joe Harker
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