Kent State graduate’s campus carry photos go viral, spark controversy (VIDEO)
By Chris Eger
A 22-year-old recent graduate exercised her Second Amendment rights by taking a stroll on campus with a feathery white dress and an AR-10.
Kaitlin Bennett, a biology major who picked up her degree from Ohio’s Kent State University earlier this month, complied with state law that allowed visitors on the public campus to carry a firearm for a series of graduation snaps. While a student, school policies prohibited her from doing so, but now that he has graduated, she borrowed her brother’s rifle and decided to make a dramatic statement to protest the college’s ban on guns.
“Now that I graduated from @KentState, I can finally arm myself on campus,” said Bennett. “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,” referring to the 1970 Kent State shootings where National Guard troops fired on a group of unarmed college students at a protest.
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 pic.twitter.com/a91fQH44cq