So, what lesson can we take from the Rittenhouse verdict? Several. Let's take them one at a time.
Joseph Rosenbaum, the serial pedophile, should not have been there int he first place. He should have been in prison. For serial child raping. But, he chose to spend his last night on earth chasing Kyle into a car dealership, cornering Kyle, and advancing on him, screaming "Fuck You". Bad choices. Lesson learned: Make better choices.
Anthony Huber, another guy there, ran up to Kyle and hit Kyle with a skateboard. In many jurisdictions, that is considered Aggravate Battery, and can be answered with deadly force. Kyle shot Anthony in the chest. Lesson leaned: Don't hit someone with a skateboard while that person is holding a rifle.
Gaige Grosskreutz, aka Bicep Boy, was shot while advancing on Kyle with a handgun. Kyle refrained from shooting him while his hands were up, but changed his mind as Bicep Boy pointed the handgun at Kyle while still advancing. While many think that Kyle made a good shot, and I agree that it was effective, I believe that Kyle missed. In times of stress, we tend to shoot at the gun when one is pointed at us. Our mind takes over and reacts to the threat, which is the gun. Either way, Bicep Boy learned a valuable lesson:
I note, after-the-fact, that each of these three miscreants had rap sheets. While many have argued that Kyle should not have been there in the first place, I would argue that none of them should have been there.
Justice was served today.