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Kyle Rittenhouse Finally Got a Job and Social Media All Reacted the Same, ‘Couldn’t Get a Real Job Could You!’

Kyle Rittenhouse was recently profiled in a fawning piece by Chron.com that makes him sound all John Wayne, Mom, and apple pie. Fawning as in “Acquitted shooter, independently published memoirist, and conservative cause célèbre Kyle Rittenhouse can now add a new position to his ever-lengthening resumé: outreach director. Jeez, if you didn’t know any better you’d think this two-legged dirtbag who gunned down two men in cold blood during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin was being nominated for the Nobel Prize or something.

Rittenhouse seems to have based himself in Texas now, and this state is gun-nutter central. The second amendment advocacy organization Texas Gun Rights announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Rittenhouse, 21 to lead outreach efforts to indoctrinate more fools into freaking out over their gun rights that they so far aren’t losing.

I’m sure Rittenhouse is little more than a pet to these people but they seem to know how to blow smoke anyway.

“Kyle Rittenhouse has become a prominent figure in the national conversation about gun rights and self-defense following a high-profile legal battle in 2021,” the organization said in a press release. “His experiences have given him a unique perspective on the Second Amendment and the importance of defending it.”

And of course, Rittenhouse is all over it like flies on…well, you know.

He described the role as an “awesome opportunity” in a statement, and declared he was excited to “mobilize Texans around the right to keep and bear arms.” Somehow I’m thinking he won’t have to work too hard here. He shared the news on X, where he has 1.2 million followers.

Apparently Rittenhouse moved to Texas in 2022, and it’s another step in his involvement in politics here. And there’s definitely a bit of good ol’ cronyism here. Texas Gun Rights is led by president Chris McNutt, who also serves on the board of directors of the Rittenhouse Foundation. Rittenhouse has also protested alongside Texas Gun Rights against a law that could have done something meaningful — raise the legal age minimum for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21, per the Texas Tribune. Of course, the newspaper also noted Rittenhouse’s nonprofit has some cushy ties to far-right oil tycoons Tim Dunn and Farris Wilks.


Apparently there is no level of sycophantic brown-nosing that is too low for Rittenhouse, who fell over himself lauding Governor Greg Abbott for pardoning another shooter — Daniel Penny, who fatally shot a Black Lives Matter protestor who was convicted of first-degree murder by an Austin jury. Abbott said the pardon recommendation, issued by a board he appointed, is a victory for Texas’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. Perhaps parents should just find out if there are fashion accessories for Kevlar jackets that their kids can wear to school.

As the world knows by now, Rittenhouse was acquitted of the shootings and he’s been a pain in America’s ass ever since. He’s one of a group of people willing to selfishly protect their gun rights over the lives of children, especially. They are basically moving targets in school for the more unhinged “Second Amendmenters.”

Disgusting. Others felt the same way:

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Megan has lived in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and she currently lives in Central America. Living in these places has informed her writing on politics, science, and history. She is currently owned by 15 cats and 3 dogs and regularly owns Trump supporters when she has the opportunity. She can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GaiaLibra and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/politicalsaurus


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