Kyle Rittenhouse is a victim. First, he was a victim of a vicious mob that nearly took his life in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year. Now, he’s the victim of a justice system in thrall to woke ideologues who can’t imagine that someone wielding an AR-15 could possibly act in self-defense. I carry a concealed firearm nearly everywhere I go. I’m not looking for a fight. In fact, I intentionally avoid conflict because I’m armed. But I know that bad guys have guns, and I want to be able to match force with force if I’m ever in a situation that requires it. That’s exactly what happened to Kyle Rittenhouse, and the evidence has been publicly available for over a year. His trial has revealed a few additional details, but anyone who was paying attention at the time knew that Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense. We didn’t have to trust Rittenhouse or his attorneys. We just had to trust our own eyes. Multiple videos emerged in the days after the incident proving that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense when he killed two attackers and wounded a third during a Black Lives Matter riot in Kenosha. SEE ALSO: More Proof the Elites Don’t Give a D*** about Everyday Americans You don’t have to take my word for it. Even the New York Times acknowledged on August 23, 2020, that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense. Here’s how they describe the first shooting: While Mr. Rittenhouse is being pursued by the group, an unknown gunman fires into the air, though it’s unclear why. The weapon’s muzzle flash appears in footage filmed at the scene.Mr. Rittenhouse turns toward the sound of gunfire as another pursuer lunges toward him from the same direction. Mr. Rittenhouse then fires four times, and appears to shoot the man in the head. That information is from video footage reviewed by the New York Times. The second two shootings are even more clear-cut. Video footage from multiple angles worked its way around social media, and it shows Rittenhouse being chased by a mob, falling on the ground, and then defending himself from two would-be attackers. One of them (the one who survived) advanced on Rittenhouse with a loaded handgun. He admitted as much during this stunning bit of testimony. Huge, huge moment at Rittenhouse trial. You don’t get many moments like this as a trial attny. ⬇️ https://t.co/2cgXuyT8Wo— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 8, 2021 SEE ALSO: Meckler: The Great Pushback Has Begun If this isn’t self-defense, I don’t know what is. There’s only one real explanation for Rittenhouse’s arrest and prosecution: state attorneys caved to the demands of the woke mob baying for the blood of a kid who shot three of their own. Never mind that laws in every state grant the right to use deadly force as a means of self-defense. Never mind the massive trove of publicly available video evidence clearing Rittenhouse’s name. Never mind that their case was bound to fail (at the expense of the taxpayer). They needed to prosecute Rittenhouse to save face with their base, and that’s exactly what they did. From where I’m standing, Rittenhouse is the only real victim of this sad, disgusting debacle.