A recent grad from Kent State University is making news headlines after strolling around on campus and taking graduation photos sporting a white sundress and a black rifle.

Kaitlin Bennett received her degree from Ohio’s Kent State University where she majored in biology. Not long after becoming an alum of KSU, she returned to campus to document something she was previously not allowed to do as a student – open carry on campus.

“Now that I graduated from @KentState, I can finally arm myself on campus,” Bennett wrote in a tweet.

She continued her rant by referencing the 1970 Kent State shootings where National Guard officers opened fire into a group of college students at a protest. “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.” 

And when the angry death threats began filling her inbox, Kaitlin remained poised and took it all in stride:

A few day later, Bennett doubled-down on her post grad, pro Second Amendment photo shoot.

She tweeted, “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.” She also added another shot from the collection, showing herself with an AR-10 slung around her shoulder and posing in front of a Kent State University building holding her graduation cap that reads “Come And Take It.”

Bennett appeared to have triggered Mom’s Demand Action founder Shannon Watts, as she shared the graduate’s tweet and wrote “White privilege is a helluva drug.”

Watts even reached out to Kent State officials to ask if Bennett had violated any laws. However, KSU officials told her Bennett had complied with and followed all laws and campus guidelines. 

At some point, gun control advocate David Hogg, a Parkland shooting survivor, got himself involved in the Twitter argument, but was swiftly shown the door:

This is whole debacle is very reminiscent of another post-graduate photo that sparked controversy between pro and anti gun folks, so we ask you, where do you stand on these young women taking photos of them exercising their Second Amendment rights?

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