Kaitlin Bennett is a gun rights activist who visited Ohio University this week to complain about the school’s anti-gun policies. All hell broke loose, as she was met by an unruly mob of student protesters.

We published a Quick Take on this story two days ago, but it has blown up and there is more information available now.

Bennett was visiting to advocate for the constitutional rights of all the students there, but they didn’t seem to care. They only seemed concerned with their opposition to guns and the fact that Bennett is a vocal Trump supporter.

Danielle Wallace reports at FOX News:

Kent State ‘gun girl’ confronted by protesters at Ohio University

Conservative gun-rights activist Kaitlin Bennett, who went viral in 2018 as the “Kent State gun girl,” was confronted by protesters during her visit to Ohio University Monday.

Sharing video of an angry crowd appearing to curse at her and toss a clear liquid into the open window of her truck, Bennett claimed the event amounted to a “riot.” She also called on President Trump to strip federal funding from the university for harboring “terrorists” after she said campus police just “let it happen.”

“This is what happens when a Trump supporter goes to a college campus. Leftists at @ohiou started a riot when @Joelpatrick1776 and I showed up, and the @oupolice let it happen,” Bennett tweeted. “I think @realDonaldTrump should strip funding from universities like this that harbor terrorists.”

Bennett’s first claim to fame came in May 2018 after she posed with an AR-10 rifle immediately following her graduation from Kent State University, about 40 miles south of Cleveland. She wore a white dress, had her gun slung over her shoulder and flashed a graduation cap that read “Come and take it.”

Bennett posted this now viral tweet on Monday:

Here’s another clip:

Ohio University Police posted this statement, claiming they were not informed ahead of time of Bennett’s visit:

Thankfully no one was hurt.

This video report from NBC 4 in Columbus gives you a sense of the size of the mob:

Bennett is apparently planning a return to Ohio University for an open-carry demonstration.

WBNS News reports:

Gun rights activist Kaitlin Bennett vows return to Ohio University for open carry walk

Despite receiving an angry reception from students during a visit to Ohio University on Monday, gun rights activist and social media personality Kaitlin Bennett says she plans to return to the Athens campus…

Several hours after her visit to Athens, Bennett tweeted that she plans to make a return.

“I will absolutely be returning to @ohiou’s campus again, and next time I’ll bring an army of gun owners for an open carry walk through campus. You can’t keep us away and you can’t keep us silent. Just like Donald Trump, we will always win,” she wrote.

It’s almost impossible to imagine a liberal speaker being treated like this on any college campus, but this has become the new normal for conservatives.

This is one of the main reasons taxpayers should not be expected to fund “free” college. Half of America is not even welcome on many campuses.

Featured image via YouTube.

 

 
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