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Police officers keep watch over the Schwartz Center parking lot as it fills with open-carry advocates. 

Blocked: Open-carry march turns to chaotic Esplanade standoff

A mild fall September day quickly descended into chaos as open-carry marchers, police in riot gear and counterprotestors clashed on the university Esplanade. Four people were arrested for disorderly conduct,...

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Live coverage: Open-carry walk at Kent State

KentWired Staff September 29, 2018

5:34 p.m.In a press release, Kent State announced President Beverly Warren will speak at a press conference regarding today's open-carry walk at 5:45 p.m. Stick with KentWired and TV2 for live updates...

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...

Recent Kent State graduate poses with rifle, makes national headlines

Maria McGinnis May 22, 2018

Former Kent State graduate Kaitlin Bennett has caused quite the stir with her recent graduation photos, gaining national news coverage.Bennett posed in Risman Plaza on Kent Campus with a semi-automatic...

Open carry supporters to congregate on Kent campus

Addie Gall April 18, 2018

As the debate about gun legislation continues to spread across the country, advocates for the second amendment will be coming to Kent State April 27 to spur dialogue with students about how the right to...

Group organizes against open-carry march

Andrew Atkins September 24, 2016

A small group of students gathered to make their voices heard by participants of an open-carry gun walk on Kent State’s campus Saturday.Junior international relations major Liz Schmidt said she got an...

Professor Jerry Lewis, left, talks about his first hand experiences at the May 4th shooting to a group of open carry gun walkers like Jeffry Smith, right, at the May 4th memorial Saturday Sept. 24, 2016.

Bearing arms on campus

Angelo Angel, Lydia Taylor September 24, 2016

Bearing Arms on Campus from KentWired.com on Vimeo.A group of roughly 30 participants with firearms ranging from rifles to handguns marched on Kent State’s campus Saturday to show their support for open...

Armed student participation in open-carry gun walk shot down

Andrew Atkins September 13, 2016

The university has decided not to suspend weapon policies for students participating in an open-carry gun walk.Students planning to participate in an open-carry gun walk on Kent State’s campus will not...

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