The words "come and take it" were displayed on her graduation cap and her caption referred back to 1970 when four students at Kent State University were killed and nine others wounded when the Ohio National Guard opened fire during a mass protest at the school against the US bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam War. Members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on the students, killing four and wounding nine more.
"I'm glad that my photos are making headlines, because my intent was to start a discussion about gun rights on college campuses", Bennett told USA TODAY. "As a lady, I refuse to be a sufferer & the second modification ensures that I haven't got to be".
Kaitlin Bennett tweeted that she could "arm herself" now that she was a graduate.
According to the university's website, it has rules against students, faculty, and staff carrying any "deadly weapons".
Not everything has been negative though, Bennett said she's received dozens of messages in support.
But Kent State University spokesman Eric Mansfield told Fox News that because Bennett is no longer a student, she violated no policies. "And if I could, I would absolutely do it again", she said.
After graduation, Bennett says she plans to stay in the area. "You say you don't want to take away legally owned guns, but had NO IDEA that the rifle pictured is legally owned", she replied to others. "So on the time of this photograph, she and different graduates could be permitted to open keep on our campus".
Kent State University was recently ranked the safest college campus with more than 10,000 students in OH and the 25th safest in the country by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.
On Tuesday, Bennett posted another picture. The officers are visible, well-trained and on duty 24/7 to protect students, staff and faculty.
Bennett has been vocal about gun rights before.
While Kaitlin seems to be very pleased with the positive response she has received for her stint, there has a strong wave of reaction against her as well.
Bennett advised Fox Information she needed to sentence the varsity's "insulting" insurance policies.