Kyle Rittenhouse says he’s planning YouTube channel about guns and the Second Amendment with The New York Times
He says he’s planning a YouTube channel about guns and the Second Amendment with The New York Times.
He says he’ll start by rehashing the Second Amendment at the Times website and also on YouTube. He says that part of the reason to do the project is to put the Second Amendment back in front of the public in a way it’s never seen before.
The Second Amendment is the foundation of the country, Rittenhouse says.
Here’s an excerpt from his letter:
“The Second Amendment was written by our founder as a tool to put a check on our government at the time where they would use military power and government force to maintain their power.
In order for our government to do good, they would have to be restrained by the people, who in turn would have to be protected and supported.
The Second Amendment is the mechanism that helps us do both. This freedom to defend ourselves is a powerful and essential human right, and as our country and democracy move to a better way people will look back and realize we were able to accomplish this on our own, without the government.”
That sentiment has been expressed in Congress and over the past few decades the conversation about gun rights has taken a turn toward gun control.
In the past, gun rights has been at the forefront of public debate but recently the conversation has become more focused on gun control.
Here’s the video if you feel so inclined by The New York Times.
“We know people on both sides — including Republicans and some Democrats — are interested in a compromise position on guns,” Rittenhouse says in an interview. “There’s more common ground than there has been for a while, and that’s the right place to be.”
He wants to see the gun control discussion focus on safety.
He says, “For a lot of us in the gun community, safety is the underlying problem.”
And he thinks the political conversation should take off after the Sandy Hook shooting because it was an example that the discussion needs to move towards safety.
“The NRA will never get its act together on this