Pro-gun Kent State grad brings rifle to campus, tells officials to ‘come and take it’

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A new graduate from Kent State has shared a graduation photo of herself walking on campus with an AR-10 rifle strapped to her back to make the argument that people should be allowed to carry guns on university grounds.

Kaitlin Bennett was photographed with the gun and the words “come and take it.” The picture included a message harkening back to the killings in 1970 of four university students at Kent State by the Ohio National Guard. 


Those students were killed when guardsmen fired during a mass protest at the school’s campus against the U.S. bombing of Cambodia. 

Bennett posted an additional photo on Tuesday, saying she has no apologies for posting the pictures. 


The point of Bennet’s photo and message appeared to be that as a graduate, she has more rights to carry a gun on campus than she did as a student,.

But Kent State’s policy appears to prohibit the carrying of a deadly weapon on campus by faculty, staff and everyday people as well.

“Students, staff, faculty, and third parties doing business with the university are further prohibited from possessing, storing, or using a deadly weapon while outside on university grounds, that is owned, operated or leased by the university,” reads Kent State’s policy, according to CBS News.

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