Some Twitter users were upset that Kaitlin chose to take the images with the AR-10, while others supported her decision.
Although it is against University policy for students to carry deadly weapons, Bennett did nothing wrong because she waited until after receiving her diploma to grab her gun, and technically was no longer a student.
While Bennett received a lot of support for the photo and for standing up for gun rights, she also received a lot of criticism. "I find it insulting that the school values the lives of their guests more than those attending the university for four years".
School policy prohibits anyone associated with the school to carry weapons, like teachers and students, but a school official tells us "After graduation, [Bennett] joined the ranks of our proud graduates".
Mansfield famous that KSU has a full-time, licensed police pressure of greater than 30 sworn officers who shield the campus and the college was lately ranked the most secure large school campus in OH and the 25th most secure within the nation, in accordance with Nationwide Council for House Security and Safety. She took major backlash online, including death threats from people who thought the picture was in incredibly poor taste.
In another, she wrote: 'I have no apologies for my graduation photos. The university told Refinery29 that Bennett, now that she's a graduate, is within her rights to openly carry her rifle.
Kaitlin later tweeted, "As a woman, I refuse to be a victim & the second amendment ensures that I don't have to be".
"Don't speak about gun management", Bennett wrote, "when you'll be able to't even get your information straight".