Kyle Rittenhouse tweeted a video on Monday showing himself firing what seemed to be an automatic rifle while telling President Joe Biden that he couldn’t take Americans’ guns away.
Rittenhouse tweeted the video with the comment, “Come and take ’em, Joe.”
The video appeared to show Rittenhouse unleashing a barrage of shots from an automatic rifle at a shooting range, as Yahoo reported.
Rittenhouse offers a thumbs up after moving back from the pistol and being patted on the back and says, “Joe Biden, you’re not coming for our guns.”
In August 2020, Rittenhouse fatally shot two individuals and injured a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In November, he was cleared of five charges, including first-degree homicide.
Biden urged government action on gun reform last week, after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 21 people, including 19 children. The president has also urged Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom he describes as a “rational Republican,” to consider a change in firearms policy.
After publishing the video of himself firing the weapon on Monday, Rittenhouse went on Fox News to discuss how tough it was for him to live a normal life with all of the media attention.
“We’re going to make the media pay for what they did to me. They made it hard for me to live a normal life. I can’t go out into public. I can’t go to the store. It’s hard for me to go anywhere without security,” Rittenhouse said. “It made it really difficult to be normal.”
Separately, Rittenhouse stated this week that Johnny Depp’s legal victory over Amber Heard was “fueling” his desire to file his own defamation actions against the media and others. Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyer also stated that their team is preparing to launch “at least ten” defamation lawsuits against massive companies and notable individuals, including Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.