Photo of college graduate wearing AR-10 rifle goes viral

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During her time as a student at the university, Bennett founded Kent State's Liberty Hangout, a libertarian media outlet that promotes Austrian economics, property rights, and peace.

In an interview with Campus Reform, Bennett explained her protest further, saying, "Kent State University is a school in which the government shot four unarmed students 48 years ago. #CampusCarryNow", she wrote in a Twitter post that's been retweeted more than 1,800 times and garnered more than 8,500 likes.

A college graduate's photo of her carrying a rifle has gone viral.

Moreover, Kent State has a policy against allowing students to open carry on campus, although open carry is legal in Ohio.

However, a representative from Kent State University tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the above language does not apply to Bennett because she graduated Saturday and returned to campus Sunday to take the photos.

"I have no apologies for my graduation photos", she tweeted Tuesday. It's insulting that at Kent State University, guests may protect themselves with firearms on campus, but students and staff may not.


Mansfield noted that KSU has a full-time, certified police force of more than 30 sworn officers who protect the campus and the university was recently ranked the safest big college campus in OH and the 25th safest in the country, according to National Council for Home Safety and Security. "These officers are visible, well-trained and on duty 24/7 in support of students, staff, and faculty". "Why are guests more important than the students who are paying thousands of dollars to attend the university?"

"As a woman, I refuse to be a victim and the second amendment ensures that I don't have to be", Bennett said in a tweet.

At one point, Bennett tweeted to a woman named Rachel that she would "See you around next semester", which many called out as being a threat of violence.

In another tweet, she made it clear her gun is an AR-10 and not an "assault rifle" as many had claimed.

"If students thought my political activism at Kent will be over now that I have graduated, they are wrong", she said.

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