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This is the picture the media doesn’t want you to see.
This is Kyle Rittenhouse ( The Kenosha Shooter) right before he decided to defend his life and started throwing lead down range. The gentleman heading for him with a skateboard had already used it as a weapon on others.
Remember….this is a 17 year old kid getting beat down by adults. Like my dad always said….no man with gun is going to take an ass whoopin.
The most important thing to know about Kyle Rittenhouse is that he did not shoot a single innocent bystander.
The ONLY people who he shot were people who were actively, at that moment, trying to harm him (or disarm him and presumably turn his gun on him).
If he had been a mass shooter or a vigilante, he had AMPLE opportunity to inflict mass casualties or go after those who were actively destroying businesses. He did not do so.
Look at this picture and tell me that you would have the discipline and marksmanship to ONLY hit the people attacking you and not accidentally hit someone else standing nearby.
Watch the video and see where he almost shoots another guy who comes after him, then stops and lowers his weapon when the guy backs away. That is restraint and discipline.
The ONLY criticism anyone can make of Kyle is that he didn’t have to be there. He could have gone home.
But when you look at it in context, that’s not really a criticism.
Yeah, he could have stayed home that night. Most people did. Nobody would have thought less of him.
But he watched the footage from the previous night, saw businesses burning, and said “I need to help.” And for him, helping meant showing up to clean up graffiti and bringing his med kit.
Kyle worked in Kenosha as a lifeguard, meaning he had basic first aid and CPR training. He brought a med kit with him, and throughout the footage from that night he can be seen asking people if they need medical help. Asking rioters if they need medical help.
When rioters lit a dumpster on fire and pushed it toward a gas station, he didn’t shoot them. He ran over with a fire extinguisher. He was there to help and heal, not to kill.
But he also wasn’t dumb. He knew the danger, and he knew that he would be entirely on his own if something went wrong. So, having spent plenty of time on the range, he asked his friend to bring him a gun.
Even still, Kyle never wanted to use it. He doesn’t walk around pointing it at people. He doesn’t threaten anyone. When the guy who would later attack him was yelling “shoot me [n-word]” repeatedly, he didn’t escalate.
It was only when he was being chased and attacked by that same guy, who was carrying a chain and yelling obscenities, and even then only after he heard other gunshots and couldn’t be sure who was shooting, did he even aim his gun at anyone. It was only when he had no choice that he fired.
And he ONLY hit the people who were actively attacking him. Oh, and he was SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD. How many teenagers have the kind of courage and discipline that Kyle had that night? It probably rounds to zero.
We need more people like Kyle Rittenhouse.