The Blast spoke with Kaitlin Bennett, who commemorated her graduation at KSU over the weekend with a photo shoot highlighting her firepower. 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. Members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on the students, killing four and wounding nine more.
WJW-TV reports the university has rules against students, faculty and staff carrying "deadly weapons" on campus.
Bennett told Fox News she wanted to condemn the school's "insulting" policies.
The Twitter universe was divided over the tweets from Kaitlin Marie where she is shown snapping graduate photos over the campus of Kent State University. "So at the time of this photo, she and other graduates would be permitted to open carry on our campus".
In an interview with the Akron Beacon Journal on April 25, 2018, Bennett said, "Kent State is one of the few schools in OH that decided that students wouldn't be permitted to open carry on campus while guests can". The university has a full-time, certified police force of more than 30 sworn officers who protect the campus.
Although the photo has received ample amounts of criticism, Bell isn't going to apologize for her graduation pictures. "As a woman, I refuse to be a victim & the second amendment ensures that I don't have to be".
"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?" she wrote.
"Don't talk about gun control when you can't even get your facts straight", she wrote.