Kent State Grad Gets Death Threats After Photo With AR-10 Goes Viral
'I would do it again,' she said on Fox & Friends.
A recent Kent State University graduate is going viral for taking aim at her school’s gun policies in a photo shoot on campus where she carried an AR-10 and a graduation cap that said, “Come and take it.”
Kaitlin Bennett, 22, posed in front of the Kent Student Center to draw attention to the "insulting" gun policies on campus that allow guests to open carry, but not students.
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
— Kaitlin Marie (@KaitMarieox) May 13, 2018
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. pic.twitter.com/5CKmQobrMb
— Kaitlin Marie (@KaitMarieox) May 15, 2018
"If guests can arm themselves and protect themselves, I should be able to as well," Bennett said on "Fox & Friends."
The university has a rule against students, faculty, and staff carrying “deadly weapons.” But Kent State University spokesman Eric Mansfield told Fox News that because Bennett is no longer a student, she violated no policies.
Bennett said she never expected her tweet to go so viral, and she's received both messages of support and death threats.
Despite some of the backlash she's received, Bennett said she has no regrets.
"I would do it again and I wish that I could do it with a fully automatic machine gun. I think that those should be legal. And if I could, I would absolutely do it again," she said.
As for her post-graduation plans, Bennett said she plans to continue her political activism and she revealed that all the media attention has led to a job offer from Blue Target Firearms, an Ohio firearms store.