Kent State U Graduate Poses With A Rifle To Make A Statement

Kaitlin Bennett caused an uproar at her Kent State University graduation after posting pictures of her campus photo shoot. In the picture, the graduate poses with a rifle and her graduation cap with the caption “Come and take it.”

Bennett wrote in her now viral Twitter post: “Now that I graduated from @KentState, I can finally arm myself on campus. I should have been able to do so as a student- especially since 4 unarmed students were shot and killed by the government on this campus. #CampusCarryNow”

According a WJW-TV report, the university does not allow students, faculty, and staff to carry any “deadly weapons.”

Bennet notified the university of her intent to have the photos taken, and they were taken the day after graduation. According to the university representative Eric Mansfield, once graduated, Bennett was “no longer restricted under the policy as a student.”

Days later, Bennett posted another picture captioned, “I have no apologies for my graduation photos. As a woman, I refuse to be a victim & the second amendment ensures that I don’t have to be.”

In another tweet, she made it clear that her gun is an AR-10 and not an ‘assault rifle’: “Don’t talk about gun control when you can’t even get your facts straight,” she wrote.

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