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Earlier this year, we were introduced to quite the character in Kaitlin Bennett:  A Second Amendment-loving Kent State graduate with a penchant for perturbing progressives.

You see, Kaitlin is a responsible gun owner who knows her way around not only the famed AR-10 that she posed for graduation pictures with, but the gun laws that dictate her ability to carry such a weapon on campus.  The ensuing photographs completely triggered liberals on campus, pun definitely intended.

If Kaitlin Bennett had been allowed to carry a gun at Kent State University while a student, she wouldn’t have carried an AR-10 rifle. She would have carried her handgun instead.

But the 22-year-old said she chose to pose with the rifle for her graduation photos Sunday because it made for a stronger symbol: That, as a non-student, she could at last arm herself on the northeast Ohio campus. To Bennett, the photo was the culmination of her years as a conservative student activist, during which she advocated for students to be able to carry concealed weapons on the same campus where, almost 50 years ago, the Ohio National Guard opened fire into a crowd of unarmed students protesting the Vietnam War, killing four and wounding nine.

“I believe that if the government has it, we should have it. Machine guns — any weaponry,” Bennett told The Washington Post on Tuesday afternoon, shortly after her graduation photo accumulated 3,200 retweets (a stat that has since climbed to 4,500 retweets and more than 18,000 likes).

Now, Kaitlin is back, showing us a little more of the now famous rifle:

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The hashtag “#SUPERSCARY” may be my favorite bit of sass that the young Constitutionalist has displayed yet.

Bennett told Fox News she figured “a little blonde girl firing the AR-10 would break stereotypes and show that shooting rifles isn’t as scary as it’s made out to be.”

“The entire outrage over my graduation photos and subsequent Twitter infamy has only made me stronger in my beliefs and activism,” she said.

Bennett said she was recently stalked and threatened in a restaurant but she isn’t backing down.

“I think it’s ironic these people are so scared of guns yet have no problem threatening someone who carries,” Bennett said. “Their goal is to get me to shut up, but they have only amplified me and made me louder.”

Kaitlin had earlier this year challenged Second Amendment opposition leader David Hogg to an arm wrestling match, lambasting the recent high school graduate with the hashtag “#TwigArms”.

 

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