Kent State University –-(Ammoland.com)- Kaitlin Bennett, the Kent State graduate, who made national headlines by posting a picture of herself with her AR-10 and a graduation cap that bore the pro-gun phrase “Come and Take It”, is returning to campus.
On Saturday, September 29th, Bennett will be hosting an open carry rally on Risman Plaza on the campus of Kent State University. The Liberty Hangout will be hosting speakers and live streaming the event to the people who could not make the rally.
Instead of asking for a “safe space” for the event, the rallies organizers are inviting those that disagree with them to attend the rally. One of the goals of the rally is to provide a space for civil discourse and discussions between the pro-gun and anti-gun advocates. Through an exchange of ideas, the organizers want to bring people together.
The rally will also show that gun owners and Second Amendment supporters are not willing to trade their rights away for a false sense of safety. The organizers believe that any new gun regulations would be mostly ineffective in combatting violence. These laws make us less safe rather than protect us from those that wish to do us harm.
Organizers are asking those that come to the rally with a long gun to keep their firearms slung and practice proper muzzle control. Those that attend with pistols are being asked to keep their pistol holstered at all times. Even though the rules permit guns on campus, the University bans firearms from university buildings.
Even though visitors are permitted to have guns on campus, the university bans students from having firearms on university property. This rule is one of the nonsensical regulations that the university enforces that this gathering is set to highlight and combat.
The organizers hope that even though the university doesn't allow students to carry firearms on campus that pro-Second Amendment students will attend the rally. They are encouraged to bring signs and flags to show their support for our rights. Maybe with pressure from the student body, the university will change their anti-gun rules.
As of this writing, over 100 people have responded to the Facebook invite as “going.” Another 800 are interested in the event. A good turnout is critical to making this rally a success. Second Amendment supporters need to show their support by showing up to the event.
Last Spring Bennett hosted an open carry event with Jeffry Smith. Everything is pointing to this event as being even more significant than the previous rally due to Bennett's notoriety from her photo with her gun going viral.
Bennett and the Liberty Den will be holding the rally from 2 PM to 5 PM EDT. The Liberty Hangout will be announcing speakers as they are confirmed closer to the event. The organizers are encouraging attendees to show up at least 30 minutes early.
After the rally Bennett will be heading to the range for some target practice. She is inviting not only the pro-gun attendees to the range, but she is also encouraging those students with an open mind to attend the range session to learn about guns and gun rights.
InfoWars reporter Millie Weaver will be on campus for the rally, interviewing all in attendance about their support for the Second Amendment and why they are at the event. She will even be attempting to question the students of the University about their stance on firearms.
The event can be found on Facebook.
Rally organizers are using the hashtag #KSUOpenCarryRally on Twitter.
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