What happened in Kenosha was a tragedy…
Whenever an American is forced to kill another American, even in self-defense, it SHOULD be looked at as a tragedy.
However, the August 25th incident in which Kyle Rittenhouse shot three rioters, killing two, was much more than that.
It was also a lesson in real-world common sense: don’t attack somebody or threaten their life when they’re armed with an AR-15.
Kyle Rittenhouse may be young—only 17-years-old—but he’s obviously trained in using his weapon and tried (in vain) to remove himself from the situation when the Leftist mob in the streets of Kenosha started to become violent.
We’ve seen the video footage of him running away twice. Each time he tried to remove himself from the situation, violent protesters attacked him with deadly force.
The first time, Joseph Rosenbaum chased him down and tried to take his rifle, and Rittenhouse opened fire. The second time he tried to run away, he lost his footing and fell in the middle of the street, and protester Anthony Huber tried to bash Rittenhouse’s skull in with a skateboard, forcing him to fire his weapon again.
Rosenbaum and Huber both died at the scene
However, they weren’t the only people shot.
The third shooting victim, Gaige Grosskreutz, was in the middle of running up on Rittenhouse while chambering a round in his own handgun when he got shot in the arm, blowing a hole through his bicep.
According to this video evidence alone, all of these shootings should be justifiable in the eyes of the law.
If you want to see why, here’s a breakdown by one of the foremost gun experts in the country, a lawyer by the name of Colion Noir:
[Warning: You can only watch this video if you’ve got a YouTube account and are over the age of 18.]
After watching the video, it’s easy to make the case that Rittenhouse was in fear for his life and was well within his legal right to use deadly force.
But predictably, the Left has a totally different take on the incident.
The Left says that Rittenhouse went to Kenosha looking to kill somebody. That’s why he was armed with an AR-15, they claim.
However, there are pictures of him there during the day, showing him scrubbing graffiti off the walls, cleaning up debris, and walking around with a first aid kit, showing that he was there to help, not hurt.
He was also interviewed before the shooting occurred. Watch it and you tell us if you think he was there for any other reason but to help.
But that’s not the narrative the Left is pushing…
They’re saying he drove 20 minutes from his hometown into Kenosha in order to play a real-life version of Call of Duty.
Not only that…
Now, they’re trying to make a hero out of Gaige Grosskreutz, the guy that was shot in the arm—even though he was trying to kill Rittenhouse before he got shot.
Rittenhouse has training, Grosskreutz did not.
A NOT So Subtle Shift In The Narrative
Still, Leftists are trying to paint Grosskreutz in a heroic light, even though he was approaching Rittenhouse from behind with his gun drawn like a coward.
Liberal rags are holding this guy up as a champion of justice while condemning Rittenhouse as a villain—and all while ignoring the truth.
Look at this excerpt from a Yahoo! News article about how Grosskreutz is getting threatening messages from people on the Right. Look at the way they paint him as a survivor, rather than the would-be murderer he is.
“Gaige Grosskreutz wasn’t even out of the hospital when his phone started blowing up. Shot point-blank in the arm with an AR-15, he was the only person to survive a triple shooting at a protest condemning the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha police in Wisconsin.
Weeks later, the messages haven’t stopped. Although some are encouraging, most are ugly, even threatening. In some corners of the internet, Grosskreutz, 26, has become the target of angry white supremacists who say he and others who support Black Lives Matter should be stopped by any means necessary – including homicide.”
Are we supposed to feel sorry for him?
He was in the act of attacking Rittenhouse, maybe even about to kill him!
He was a victim of his OWN choices that night…
And he learned the lesson that maybe it’s not the smartest thing to attack an armed individual who is scared for their life.
He’s not a hero…
Neither are Rosenbaum or Huber…
Nor are they victims.
They’re people who made poor choices in the moment and wound up paying the price.
A lesson for us all to keep in mind…
“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” ― Brodi Ashton