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Ohio college graduate gets national attention for photo with gun, cap that read 'COME AND TAKE IT'

Posted at 7:39 AM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 14:26:32-04

A Kent State University graduate is getting national attention after she posed with a long gun in a graduation photo.

Kaitlin Bennett, founder of Liberty Hangout at Kent State, posed with an AR-10 strapped to her back in her graduation photos. She also decorated her graduation cap with a gun and the words "COME AND TAKE IT."

In another post, she states how she doesn't apologize for exercising her Second Amendment rights.

Since posting the picture, her tweet has garnered thousands of likes and retweets and received attention from some national media outlets. 

The university bans students from carrying deadly weapons on campus, but it does not prohibit visitors from carrying them outdoors:

The possession, storage, or use of a deadly weapon by students, staff, faculty, third parties doing business with the university, and visitors is prohibited inside any university building, facility, or vehicle, that is owned, operated or leased by the university.

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.