Kyle Rittenhouse has started a YouTube channel dedicated to his love of guns and the Second Amendment.
The Kenosha shooter shared his first video on Sunday, telling fans he is “super excited” to create content “about guns and talking about the 2nd amendment.”
In a 35-second teaser trailer for the channel, he appears alongside a fellow gun rights advocate to promote “great content” from his channel.
In the channel biothe 19-year-old doesn’t shy away from mentioning his controversial past.
Brandon Herrera and Kyle Rittenhouse all smile as they shoot the teen’s first video
Rittenhouse invited ‘The AK Guy’ to talk about his quest to ‘learn everything’ about guns
Kyle Rittenhouse fires a gun at close range targets in one clip on his page
“You may remember me as the boy who defended himself with a firearm during the 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin,” Rittenhouse wrote.
In a short clip, Rittenhouse appears to be using a pistol to shoot at targets just in front of him, while donning a “don’t tree on me” T-shirt.
“Thank you so much for continuing to support me, and I’ll see you in the upcoming videos,” Rittenhouse says, ending the video.
In his video app bio, the exonerated teen says his goal in starting the channel is to become a gun expert.
Join me on my journey to learn all about new and vintage firearms and help defend the Second Amendment, says in the bio.
Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts in November 2021 in connection with the murder of two men and the shooting of a third
Herrera and Rittenhouse appear together to talk about the Second Amendment in the teens’ first YouTube video
One video shows Rittenhouse and Herrera firing machine guns from a helicopter
Within hours of his video’s launch, the teen had nearly 40,000 new subscribers.
The 19-year-old invited Brandon Herrera, better known as , in his first video ‘The AK man’‘ to help him with his first post.
Herrera, a conservative content creator with more than two million followers, also posted a video with Rittenhouse titled “The AK Guy and The Kenosha Kid.”
In the nearly 19-minute video posted to Herrera’s YouTube page, the two talk about communists, his first meal after prison and his legal troubles even after the trial.
“It’s been difficult,” says Rittenhouse. “I still have legal bills to pay. I still pay lawyers to help defend myself.”
Herrera and Rittenhouse are also looking at memes and joke social media posts that emerged from photos of the track where the 19-year-old gunman was found innocent.
During the trial, Rittenhouse collapsed in the stands and claimed self-defense
Photos taken during the Rittenhouse rally show with an AR-15 . walking through Kenosha
It was well documented that the teen walked around with the semi-automatic weapon the night of the protests over the death of Jacob Blake
The National Association for Gun Rights also posted footage of the two firing machine guns from a helicopter.
That video has racked up 196,000 views since its October 12 premiere. The teen killed two people and injured a third.
In November 2021, Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder in connection with the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum of Kenosha and Anthony Huber of Silver Lake.
The teen was also charged with shooting Gaige Grosskreutz.
Rittenhouse was on trial for the murder of two people and the assault of at least one other
After being found not guilty by a jury, Rittenhouse became something of a celebrity among the political right as an advocate for gun rights.
Recently, the teenager appeared at an event organized by US turning pointa group whose “mission is to identify, educate, educate and organize students to promote the principles of liberty, free markets and limited government.”
After his acquittal, Rittenhouse was also invited to right-wing television programs and stations, and even had the chance to meet former President Donald Trump.