After Kaitlin Bennet graduated from Kent State, she proudly donned her AR-10 and open-carried it on campus, a right she hadn’t had while still a student there. The photos she had taken of the event set social media on fire, and was threatened by left-leaning bullies who attempted to use violence to scare Kaitlin from exercising her rights.
Now that I graduated from @KentState, I can finally arm myself on campus. 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. #CampusCarryNow pic.twitter.com/a91fQH44cq
— Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) May 13, 2018
Kaitlin didn’t back down. The first thing she did was get her concealed carry license. Despite her principled stance, she was met with more vitriol and even death threats.
I took my graduation photos last week to make a statement about the policies at Kent, & the reaction from the violent left gave me a reason to go get my conceal carry license today. I’m proud to carry and I will not allow violent leftists to turn me into a victim. #CampusCarryNow
— Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) May 21, 2018
Kaitlin has been offered protection from the many threats against her by the Oathkeepers organization. Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oathkeepers wrote in an email “We would consider it an honor. We have several of our most experienced men standing by, including Brian Krogmann, who is a retired Washington DC Metro Police LT and also a Special Forces combat medic veteran. However, if you are a suitably trained and experienced police or military veteran who is a member of Oath Keepers in Ohio or in a nearby state, and you are willing to assist with this volunteer protective detail if she accepts, please let us know using our firstname.lastname@example.org email. Be prepared to be vetted closely and carefully, as usual for such details.”
This brave patriot is getting death threats, so Oath Keepers retired cops and Special Forces vets are offering her free protection. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with her. https://t.co/0eg87F7zb4
— Oath Keepers (@Oathkeepers) May 17, 2018