Some Remain Fixated on Kyle Rittenhouse: A Persistent Concern

( – Kyle Rittenhouse shot three men in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020, when he was just 17 years old. Two of the men died, leading to murder charges against him. A jury acquitted him in 2021, but he remains a topic of conversation on the Left.

In the years since Rittenhouse’s acquittal, he has tried to pick up the pieces of his life and move on. He has appeared in the media multiple times to discuss what happened on the night of the shooting. His mom had dropped him off in the town so he could help business owners protect their property against Black Lives Matter protesters.

Rittenhouse was in the parking lot with his rifle when Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, grabbed his gun. The then-teenager shot the man and killed him. Anthony Huber, 26, tried to stop Rittenhouse, thinking he was a mass shooter, and hit him with a skateboard. He was also shot and killed. A third person, Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, pointed a gun at him, so Rittenhouse shot him first and wounded him.

According to Newsweek, Rittenhouse is being targeted online for supporting Andy Hopper, who reportedly wants to protect Texas residents from “unconstitutional federal gun laws.” The exonerated 21-year-old told his followers that Hopper would protect their Second Amendment rights, and he asked them to “ensure a conservation champion gets elected.”

People online were obsessed with Rittenhouse, though. He receives a persistent level of hate on X. For example, one user said, “Oh look, the murderer has an opinion about guns.”

In comment after comment after comment, members of the Left called him a murderer, even though he was found innocent of those charges in a court of law. But here he is, years later, doing his duty as an American citizen — and he’s still being attacked.

Fortunately, Rittenhouse seems unbothered. He’s working for Texas Gun Rights and moving forward every day.

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