“I am alive today because I was able to protect myself,” Rittenhouse, 19, tweeted Thursday.
I am alive today because I was able to protect myself.
— Kyle Rittenhouse (@ThisIsKyleR) June 3, 2022
Rittenhouse shot and killed two people during the 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, days after the August shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man, by police.
He was found not guilty on all charges in the homicide trial against him on Nov. 19, and he has maintained that his actions were necessary for self-defense.
The teenager’s recent social media post comes as President Joe Biden and Democrats demand greater action pertaining to gun control.
Many Republicans fear such action would infringe on the rights of the public to defend itself.
It appears Rittenhouse shares the same sentiment.
“‘The right of people to keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed,’ Joe,” he tweeted.