Kent State Graduate Poses With Rifle On Campus And The Internet Is Losing It

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Freshly graduating from Kent State University, Kaitlin Bennett went to campus for a photo shoot with her cap and AR-10. Policy dictates that a student cannot carry a firearm on campus but after they are no longer a student, like a graduate, they are free to carry on campus.

Backwards, I know.

In any event, Bennett took the opportunity to show the world how it’s done. Prior to the photos being taken, she alerted the school about her intentions.

About that school policy

Eric Mansfield, university spokesperson, told Fox 8 News that once Bennett graduated she was “no longer restricted under the policy as a student.”

He also said that all guns are banned at Dix Stadium and that Bennett notified the university of her intent to have the photos taken. Mansfield said they were taken Sunday, the day after graduation.

In a statement to Fox 8 News, Mansfield said:

“Kent State University was recently ranked the safest big college campus in Ohio and 25th safest in the country, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. The university has a full-time, certified police force of more than 30 sworn officers who protect the campus. These officers are visible, well-trained and on duty 24/7 in support of students, staff and faculty.”

There was some backlash, as you can imagine, but that didn’t change the opinion of Bennett. She stuck to her *cough* guns*cough* and said that she wasn’t sorry for the decision she made.

According to Bennett, she’s received numerous death threats and other hateful messages since the photos went viral. Her response?

Since then, she’s been on TV and probably a lot of other forms of media, as everyone wants to know about Bennett and her firearm on campus.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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