Kent State' graduate's photo with AR-10 goes viral

Elias Hubbard
May 17, 2018

A college graduate's photo of her carrying a rifle has gone viral.

It's possible some of Bennett's classmates were uneasy with the firearm glorification, considering Kent State was the epicenter of one of the most culturally significant shootings in history when unarmed students were shot by the Ohio National Guard in 1970, resulting in 4 deaths and 9 injuries, during a protest of the Vietnam War. "#CampusCarryNow", she posted on Twitter Sunday.

A conservative woman who recently graduated from Kent State University has received threats after she took aim at her school's anti-gun policies in a photo shoot where she carried an AR-10 and wore a cap that said, "Come and take it". There was a mix of support and opposition to Bennett's post.

The series of tweets brought about many harmful threats, according to Bennett, but she said she has no apologies for the photos.

WJW-TV reports the university has rules against students, faculty and staff carrying "deadly weapons" on campus. Mansfield said they were taken Sunday, the day after graduation. "So at the time of this photo, she and other graduates would be permitted to open carry on our campus".

Mansfield famous that KSU has a full-time, licensed police pressure of greater than 30 sworn officers who shield the campus and the college was lately ranked the most secure large school campus in OH and the 25th most secure within the nation, in accordance with Nationwide Council for House Security and Safety. Bennett says she took the pics "Simply because I am so passionate about the second amendment and gun rights".

Bennett sent out a follow-up tweet to clarify she was holding an AR-10 rifle, not an "assault rifle", after many lashed out at her.

"Don't speak about gun management", Bennett wrote, "when you'll be able to't even get your information straight".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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