Social media mocks college grad for posing with AR-10 in graduation photos

Credit: Screenshot/Twitter/ Kaitlin Marie

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.”

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.”

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Bennett tweeted another photo from the graduation photo shoot.


Below are responses she received:


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