How armed graduate protested gun policies on campus

How armed graduate protested gun policies on campus

Kaitlin Bennett, a 22-year-old conservative woman who recently graduated from Kent State University, tweeted the above photo posing with an AR-10 in protest of her school's anti-gun policies.

Kaitlin Bennett, 22, shared photos of herself posing with the enormous gun at Kent University in OH, while toting a mortarboard inscribed with the slogan 'Come and take it'.

Bennett, who studied zoology at the university and is a digital content producer for the libertarian website Liberty Hangout, tells Yahoo Lifestyle, "I made a decision to come back to campus and take graduation photos with an AR-10 because I wanted to start a conversation about gun rights on college campuses".

"If guests can arm themselves and protect themselves, I should be able to as well", Bennett said on "Fox & Friends". Members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on the students, killing four and wounding nine more.

Liberty Hangout Kaitlin Bennett carries an AR-10 while taking aim at Kent State University's anti-gun policies. "And if I could, I would absolutely do it again", she said.

"What is going on, where is the other side", said Bennett, it was in that moment she decided to make a stand.

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"I believe not only that those four students would still be alive today had they had the right to carry on campus, but that students today would be much safer", Bennett explained. "So on the time of this photograph, she and different graduates could be permitted to open keep on our campus". "You say you don't want to take away legally owned guns, but had NO IDEA that the rifle pictured is legally owned", she replied to others.

Bennett said she waited until after graduation to post the picture due to school regulations.

Bennett isn't the first student this graduation season whose graduation photo with a gun has gone viral. But the vocal Second Amendment advocate became an instant target for violent threats, insults and shaming by those who disagreed with her views.

She has received mixed reactions on social media.

While Bennett received a lot of support for the photo and for standing up for gun rights, she also received a lot of criticism.

Bennett, on the other hand told Fox News she wanted to condemn the school's "insulting" policies.

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