Kaitlin Bennett posted her recent graduate photos of herself walking on campus with an AR-10 with a call to action hashtag “CampusCarryNow.”
Graduating from Ohio’s Kent State University back in December of 2016, Gov. John Kasich (R) signed a bill which legalized campus carry; giving the individual universities their choice of permitting students to carry or not. Kent did not allow their students to be armed and still doesn’t.
Also, open carry is legal in the state of Ohio, however this university forbids it.
Back in April, Bennett told the Akron Beacon Journal that, “Kent State is one of the few schools in Ohio that decided that students wouldn’t be permitted to open carry on campus while guests can.”
Once she graduated and was free from the tyranny of the University, Bennett decided to walk around on campus with her AR-10 and graduation cap with the words “Come and Take It” glued on it:
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 Bennett (@KaitMarieox) May 13, 2018
A couple of days later she had this to say: “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.”
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 Bennett (@KaitMarieox) May 15, 2018