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One week ago, Liberty Hangout’s Kaitlin Bennett became a worldwide hit after her graduation photos with an AR-10 rifle on her back went viral. The purpose of the photoshoot was to promote conceal carry on college campuses, as well as to push the gun debate in this country to the right.
Bennett’s photos worked as intended, and got the country to discuss campus carry in the United States. Her photos even caught the attention of prominent gun control activists such as Shannon Watts, David Hogg, and Emma Gonzalez.
Not only did Bennett create a discussion on campus carry, but she also sparked a debate on just how far the 2nd amendment goes. Appearing on Fox News to discuss her graduation photos, Bennett called for the legalization of fully automatic machine guns, and said she wishes she could have used one in her photoshoot.
Since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1986, there has been a de facto ban on machine guns in the United States. The bill outlawed the manufacture of machine guns for civilian use, and required American citizens to obtain a Class III license to purchase and own any machine guns manufactured before 1986. Bennett argues that the government has no right to dictate what Americans can or cannot own, especially if the government is allowed to have it. The NFA runs antithetical to the 2nd amendment and our nation’s founding values.
Watch Bennett’s segment on Fox News below:
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