Viral TN Student on Gun Photo Backlash: '2nd Amendment Under Attack, Especially on Campuses'
A Tennessee college senior is going viral and getting some criticism after posing for a graduation photo in which she stares off-camera while lifting her "Women for Trump" T-shirt to expose a handgun in her waistband.
Brenna Spencer, who is set to graduate from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga with a communications degree, posted the photo on Twitter with the caption, "I don’t take normal college graduation photos..."
I don’t take normal college graduation photos... pic.twitter.com/eI1NvLFYHs
— Brenna Spencer (@BrennaSpencer) April 7, 2018
On "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday, Spencer explained that she is passionate about conservative politics and defending the Second Amendment, so she wanted her graduation photos to reflect that.
"The Second Amendment has been under attack -- especially on college campuses," Spencer said. "So I think it's really important to empower people to show that you should be allowed to protect yourself. Your rights don't stop at a college campus."
Although she's received pretty intense backlash from some on the left, Spencer said she "absolutely" stands by her decision to pose with a gun and share the photo on social media.
"It's really, really important to empower the tens of millions of ... gun-owning women and let them know that they have a voice," Spencer said. “It’s really, really important to stand up for what you believe in. It’s important to voice your opinions.”