Rittenhouse Revealed Gun Group Turned Back On Him

Kyle Rittenhouse revealed on Thursday that a popular gun group refused to help him during his murder trial.

Rittenhouse was arrested and charged with murder in 2020 after he shot and killed three rioters in self-defense. Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time of the shooting, was subsequently tried and acquitted of all charges.

Rittenhouse sat for an interview with former Fox News Host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson on the “The Tucker Carlson Encounter” to discuss the incident and the trial. During the interview, Rittenhouse revealed that the National Rifle Association (NRA) refused to help him during the trial. Rittenhouse added that the well-funded organization, which was designed to handle cases like his, refused to “touch” his case.

“I didn’t receive any help from the NRA,” Rittenhouse said. “I know people who work with the NRA and they don’t want to touch my case. They don’t want to help with the civil lawsuits. They didn’t want to help with the criminal lawsuits.”

Rittenhouse’s response left Carlson shocked with the former Fox News asking his guest why the NRA did not help.

“I have no idea. One of the organizations that did step up and help me is the National Association for Gun Rights,” Rittenhouse said. “They really helped me with my legal bills and they helped pay some of the bills that I was facing because my family wasn’t able to work. They really stepped up to the plate and they’re continuing to help me to this day with some of my legal fees that I’m facing with a little bit of that.”

Rittenhouse revealed that the incident impacted his life negatively and has not been able to go back to school since then.

“Absolutely, and hopefully in the future, I’m able to go to college, but right now I’m just working a nine-to-five job trying to pay rent and trying to live out a normal life as possible,” Rittenhouse added. “But I hope 5-10 years down the road, maybe even less than that, I’m able to go and get an education – I’m able to go to school and catch up.