Kyle Rittenhouse opens YouTube channel to post content on guns and 'talk about the 2nd Amendment'

Kyle Rittenhouse opens YouTube channel to post content on guns and 'talk about the 2nd Amendment'
Kyle Rittenhouse's channel has 38k subscribers since its launch on October 16 (Sean Krajacic - Pool/Getty Images)

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN: Kyle Rittenhouse is all set to open a YouTube channel where he will make videos about guns to talk "about the 2nd amendment with all of you." The 19 year old was found not guilty on murder charges in November 2021 following the death of two men during the 2020 Kenosha riots that began after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha in August 2020.

Kyle's subesquent trial threw him into the spotlight and made him a celebrity figure among the American political right as a gun rights advocate. He has featured on conservative political television commentary programs, and has spoken at events held by conservative Turning Point USA and has met former President Donald Trump.

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The 19-year-old's YouTube channel launched on Sunday, October 16 with a 35-second video where he shoots various firearms at a target range and from a vehicle. The description of the channel reads, "Hello! I am super excited to announce I will be starting a Youtube channel! I look forward to creating content about guns and talking about the 2nd amendment with all of you!"

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In the video, he is joined by popular gun-focused YouTuber Brandon Herrera, who speaks alongside Kyle in the video. Herrera said to expect "advice" on the channel, with no further details on the kind of content that would be posted.

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Kyle also thanked his fans for their support, saying, "Thank you guys very much for continuing to support me."

A YouTube spokesperson told Insider that the company practices strict guidelines policies on violent and graphic content, hate, and harassment. Upon being questioned whether his account would be suspended, the spokesperson said, "We also terminate channels that repeatedly or egregiously violate our policies in line with our long-standing three-strike system. All our policies are enforced consistently regardless of the uploader."

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Meanwhile, Kyle's acquittal in 2021 divided the social media. While some stood by the jury's decision, others vehemently opposed it. 

Senator Ted Cruz tweeted, "This acquittal isn’t just about Kyle Rittenhouse. This verdict reiterates that every American has the God-given right to self-defense and the protections of the Second Amendment. The corrupt corporate media should be appalled by their coverage of this case from start to finish."

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Lauren Boebert, a member of the Republican Party said, "Today is a great day for the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense. Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty on all counts! Glory to God!"


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However, progressive thinkers, activists and several celebrities dubbed the verdict a win for white supremacy, racial injustice and gun violence.

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"I knew it. Kyle Rittenhouse is proof that white people can still break the law, carry illegal weapons, shoot and kill people, and get away with it in America by shedding tears and claiming self-defense," author and activist Keith Boykin tweeted.

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay said, "John Huber and Karen Bloom, parents of murderer #KyleRittenhouse’s victim Anthony Huber: the verdict “sends the unacceptable message that armed civilians can show up in any town, incite violence, and then use the danger they have created to justify shooting people in the street.”

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Funds are currently being raised online by Rittenhouse to battle the civil suits he has been named in, including a suit by Anthony Huber's estate.

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