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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Ron Jones, a member of the Akron-Canton Proud Boys, tends to their table that displays a collection of guns.

O’Rourke calls for change during campus visit

Wearing a gray and yellow Kent State hat, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke addressed a crowd on Risman Plaza Wednesday evening. The presidential candidate talked on issues ranging from gun control to...

A banner used on Facebook to promote an open-carry rally hosted by Kaitlin Bennett, a Kent State alumna known for her graduation photo with an AR-10.

UPDATE: Organizer deletes cancellation tweet, says open-carry walk back on

Brandon Bounds and Laina Yost September 22, 2018

An anticipated open-carry walk on Kent State’s main campus that was postponed in a now-deleted tweet last night, is planned to continue as scheduled, Kaitlin Bennett said.The Kent State alumna took to...

A banner used on Facebook to promote an open-carry rally hosted by Kaitlin Bennett, a Kent State alumna known for her graduation photo with an AR-10.

UPDATE: Organizer deletes cancellation tweet, says open-carry walk back on

Brandon Bounds and Laina Yost September 22, 2018

An anticipated open-carry walk on Kent State’s main campus that was postponed in a now-deleted tweet last night, is planned to continue as scheduled, Kaitlin Bennett said.The Kent State alumna took to...

Demonstrators stand together in support of the second amendment and gun rights on Friday, April 27.

Organizers cancel open-carry rally after university issues $14K security bill, campus walk to take place instead

Brandon Bounds and Laina Yost September 17, 2018

An anticipated open-carry rally on Kent State’s main campus September 29 will now be an open-carry walk, said Kent State alumna Kaitlin Bennett.The decision came three days after the university sent...

Aaron Spalding traveled from Louisville, Kentucky, to stand with others in support of gun rights and the Second Amendment on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Kent State approves upcoming gun rally, but with some restrictions

Laina Yost and Brandon Bounds September 14, 2018

Editor's note: This story was updated due to information that came out after publication Kent State approved an open-carry gun rally hosted by Kaitlin Bennett — an alumna whom some refer to as the...

Greg Fisher from Kent, OH. argues with a demonstrator during the open carry demonstration on Friday, April 27.

Kaitlin Bennett to continue with rally; university policy causes confusion

Brandon Bounds and Laina Yost September 3, 2018

Kaitlin Bennett, a Kent State alumna whom some refer to as the “Kent State Gun Girl,” announced Aug. 9 on social media she will be holding an open-carry rally on Kent State’s main campus.The university...

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