A Kent State University graduate recently had her graduation photos go viral. In the pictures, she is carrying an AR-10 and her cap says “come and take it.”
Kaitlin Bennett took to Twitter to share the graduation photos with a caption that reads,“Now that I graduated from Kent State, 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.”
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
Bennett was referring to the four people who were killed on May 4, 1970, at Kent State University. This happened days after the U.S. invaded Cambodia during the Vietnam War and Kent State University student protesters clashed with Ohio National Guardsmen. The guardsmen opened fire and killed four students and wounded nine others.
In one tweet, she explained that her gun is an AR-10, not an “assault rifle.” She added that it “fires at the same rate as any modern pistol.”
Wouldn't it be awkward if the people calling my AR-10 in my grad photos an "assault rifle" found out assault rifles are banned & the AR-10 fires at the same rate as any modern pistol?
Don't talk about gun control when you can't even get your facts straight.
— Kaitlin Marie (@KaitMarieox) May 16, 2018
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Bennett tweeted another photo from the graduation photo shoot.
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
Below are responses she received:
may I just ask what exactly you need a weapon like that for other than a task that would lead to mass destruction. that’s a weapon of war. was this to merely start controversy or are you just an extremely hostile and dangerous person? you shouldnt be taking so much pride in this
— nikki (@astrlolgy) May 14, 2018
You mean in 1970?? Gee, only 48 years ago!! 😆😆😆Why don’t you say something a little more ridiculous?😂😂😂😂😂 You’re just desperate to get yourself in the media. Pathetic & sad! Good luck shooting up the govt, dummy! 😂😂😂😂😆😆😆🤣🤣🤣😜😜😜🤪🤪 pic.twitter.com/QiBQIWeqRU
— CEW1 (@Cwedding1) May 16, 2018
FFS, what’s wrong with you?
You and everyone around you is LESS safe because you guarantee that there is always a weapon nearby.
And you will NEVER fight off National Guardsmen, so your rationale is just f*cking loony toons.
— idahogie (@danielmhenry) May 15, 2018
sis they would’ve been killed guns or no guns. not only is the “good guy with a gun” scenario absurd but against the government you stand no chance at all.
— peyton (@peytonlauck) May 16, 2018
I gotta ask
How do you live being perpetually in fear all the time? Do you enjoy it?
— Female Body IRespectHer (@NormsRespecter) May 15, 2018
let’s see that diaper sweetie
— i respect all birds (@AnthraxJones) May 15, 2018
How’s the desperate need for attention going?
— Dave Anthony is hot dog meat (@daveanthony) May 15, 2018
The 2nd amendment does NOT ensure that you don’t have to be a victim
Omg I can’t believe she actually thinks that 😭😭😭
— Sadie TV (18+) (@MFC_babe) May 15, 2018
You think shooting at the National Guard would have gone well for you?
— Pirate Angel (@FusingHelium3) May 14, 2018
what kind of psychopath needs that kind of gun, a handgun is understandable but your absolutely ridiculous lmao wth
— Lexi Maurins (@LexiMaurins) May 14, 2018
I’m not really an expert on guns, but in the event a maniac is spraying bullets at you on campus, isn’t that thing gonna take a while to set up? So by the time you use it, you’ve been blasted???
— Evan Maldonado (@evantmaldonado) May 15, 2018
Yay for more dead people. Yay for more violence. Yay more victims. GO TEAM MURDERTOYS!
— Alexandra Erin (@alexandraerin) May 16, 2018
dont bring womanhood into this unless youre going to be discussing the amount of women killed by firearms due to intimate partner violence. gun control is good for women.
— peyton (@peytonlauck) May 16, 2018
Don’t start giving her facts she wouldn’t know what to do with them! Like the odds are *IF* she was ever attacked it would likely be by a male partner/family member.
— Tara Sanders (@taramichelles) May 16, 2018
A white student at a school with a gun. How original. 🤣
— William Thotspear (@WiliamThospear) May 15, 2018
has tanner from the last kkk youth meeting texted you back yet? https://t.co/qIf0i5W0hs
— alina (@vioIentyear) May 15, 2018
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