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Saturday, 4 May 2019

'Gun Girl' - whose Kent State graduation photo with an AR-10 went viral - blasts 'a group of liberals' for calling the cops on her while she was making an InfoWars video on the campus of Rutgers University

A gun-loving Ohio woman, whose college graduation photos went viral after she decided to carry an AR-10 to the ceremony last year, has blasted 'liberals' for calling the police on her while she was visiting Rutgers University. 
Kaitlin Bennett, 23, tweeted on Monday that 'a group of liberals @RutgersU called 911 to try having me kicked off campus because they didn't like that a conservative was talking to students in front of a communist's memorial'.
'5 cops showed up because someone they disagreed with engaged in free speech. Very progressive!' she added. 
Bennett, the founder of right-wing group Liberty Hangout, was interviewing students about student debt for InfoWars, the far right conspiracy site run by Alex Jones, who is currently being sued by the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, which he has claimed was a hoax. 
She shared photos of the cops arriving to the scene to speak with her.  
Ohio woman, Kaitlin Bennett, whose college graduation photos went viral after she carried an AR-10 last year, has blasted 'liberals' for calling the cops on her while she was at Rutgers
Ohio woman, Kaitlin Bennett, whose college graduation photos went viral after she carried an AR-10 last year, has blasted 'liberals' for calling the cops on her while she was at Rutgers
Bennett (left), the founder of right-wing group Liberty Hangout, shared photos of the cops arriving to the scene to speak with her
Bennett (left), the founder of right-wing group Liberty Hangout, shared photos of the cops arriving to the scene to speak with her
The officers were called to the newly created space dedicated to commemorating Rutgers' notable Black alumnus, Paul Robeson
The officers were called to the newly created space dedicated to commemorating Rutgers' notable Black alumnus, Paul Robeson
In response to her tweet, Rutgers student, Kaylin Nguyen, tweeted: 'Honey, we didn’t call the cops. You think we wanted this to end sooner than it did?'
Nguyen was referring to a video of students gathered in a group chanting: 'Kaitlin Bennett sh*ts her pants! 
According to Nguyen, Bennett was asked 'repeatedly to move her interviews LITERALLY anywhere except for inside the newly created space dedicated to commemorating our notable Black alumnus, Paul Robeson'. 
Robeson was a bass baritone concert artist and stage and film actor who became famous both for his cultural accomplishments and for his political activism. He graduated from Rutgers and Columbia University.
Nguyen continued: 'She later claims she respects the space, but stayed because she was being yelled at to move.'
Rutgers students rally against conservative student Kaitlin Bennett
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One student said that they had asked Bennett repeatedly to leave the area
The students are seen chanting after police asked Bennett to leave the school
A group of Rutgers students were seen on video chanting: 'Kaitlin Bennett sh*ts her pants!
Earlier this month, Bennett claimed she was ejected from a Bernie Sanders campaign event in Ohio. 
Bennett, who occasionally reports for InfoWars, shared the incident on Twitter showing her being kicked out of the members-only event.  
As soon as she sat down in one of the front rows, she was approached by a security guard who asked her to leave. 
'I am a conservative journalist and was just ejected from a @BernieSanders rally for expressing my 1st amendment. I was just sitting there and was told I had to leave, with no reason given except that his campaign didn't want me there. THIS is actual fascism,' Bennett wrote on Twitter. 
Earlier this month, Bennett claimed she was ejected from a public Bernie Sanders campaign event in Ohio
Earlier this month, Bennett claimed she was ejected from a public Bernie Sanders campaign event in Ohio 
When Bennett asked why she couldn't stay and watch, the official said that it was 'invite only'. 'No, it's public,' Bennett responded
When Bennett asked why she couldn't stay and watch, the official said that it was 'invite only'. 'No, it's public,' Bennett responded
Last year, Bennett's graduation photos at Kent State University went viral. 
Photos showed her wearing a short, white dress with an AR-10 rifle strapped over her back. In her hand, her graduation cap read: 'Come and take it.'
'Now that I graduated from Kent State, I can finally arm myself on campus,' Bennett wrote in the post.
'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.' 
She was referring to a 50-year-old incident when Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on Vietnam War protesters, killing four and wounding nine others.
Another photo showed Bennett walking away from the camera, past a university sign, with the gun over her shoulder.
Last year, Bennett's graduation photos at Kent State University went viral. Photos showed her wearing a short, white dress with an AR-10 rifle strapped over her back
Last year, Bennett's graduation photos at Kent State University went viral. Photos showed her wearing a short, white dress with an AR-10 rifle strapped over her back
In another photo, walking away from the camera, she holds her graduation cap which read: 'Come and take it'
In another photo, walking away from the camera, she holds her graduation cap which read: 'Come and take it'
In one tweet, she wrote that the AR-10 'fires at the same rate as any modern pistol,' not an assault rifle.
Bennett has also shared photos of herself posing with other weapons, and waving a Trump, Make America Great Again flag.
University rules prohibit staff, students or visitors from carrying weapons on campus.  
'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,' the rules state.
At the time, Bennett tweeted that the rules no longer applied to her as she was not a student, and says she told the university on the day of her photo shoot.
In another, she wrote: '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.'
Kaitlin Bennett
Bennett has also shared photos of herself posing with other weapons
Bennett (left and right) has also shared photos of herself posing with other weapons
The right-wing gun lover also appears to be a fan of President Donald Trump
The right-wing gun lover also appears to be a fan of President Donald Trump
The photos, which have been shared thousands of times, provoked a fierce debate on social media where many criticized Bennett's stance that students should be able to carry because 'the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun'.
'I just love that I have to trust your aim when caught in cross-fire when you "defend" yourself at a place of learning where you feel it necessary to bring an assault weapon,' one Twitter user wrote.
Another argued: 'The good guy with a gun is a myth. The idea that you'd be able to do anything with a public shooter other than maybe shoot a bystander or get shot yourself by police is idiotic.'
'This isn't the old west. You're not Annie Oakley. Welcome to reality.'
Many pointed out how different the photo shoot could have ended if Bennett didn't have the benefit of white privilege.  
'It definitely is a race thing... if this would have been a black student he probably would have been arrested or maybe even worse,' one user wrote on Twitter.
Some praised Bennett for showing her support for the Second Amendment, while one Twitter user asked students if they would rather 'hide under a desk and cross your fingers?' 
On her website, Liberty Hangout, which posts inflammatory messages and fake news on Facebook, Bennett espouses her pro-Second Amendment views and belief that students should be able to carry weapons on campus.

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