After her graduation photos with an AR-10 rifle went viral, Kent State graduate Kaitlin Bennett received countless death threats online from leftists. While many of these threats have come from incensed, anonymous liberals from all over the country, this past weekend Bennett received a much more credible one from just across a restaurant booth.
On Saturday night, Bennett and her friend Natalie went to eat at a restaurant in northeast Ohio. Just a week ago, Natalie herself was a victim of online harassment, after leftists on Twitter bullied her off the social media platform for supporting the 2nd amendment. Not having seen each other since, the two met at the restaurant to escape from the online drama for a night.
Shortly after the two sat down however, a group of young, overweight women entered the restaurant and immediately gasped when they laid eyes on Bennett. The group took out their phones and proceeded to snap photos of Bennett and her friend, making her feel visibly uncomfortable. Not only did they have to change booths because of the harassment, but the restaurant threatened to kick the group of women out if they continued.
After they left, the waitress told Bennett that the women were in fact taking photos of her. A day later, tweets surfaced from one of the girls in the group who snapped photos. Amber Davis of Ravenna, Ohio posted photos of Bennett to her Twitter with the caption, “Is this the gun slinging slasher from KSU someone help.” A follow-up tweet from Davis reads, “Update, it fucking is,,, someone PayPal me $50 and I’ll punch her in the head.”
Davis continued to tweet about Bennett, posting “ANOTHER UPDATE: I MADE HER CRY AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.” She retweeted from her friend Kayla Dean who responded “I salute u” to her tweet claiming she made Bennett cry, and responded “This means a lot.”
The waitress from the restaurant messaged Bennett on Twitter to update her on the situation, telling her, “she wrote on her ticket for our manager to go kill himself!! like what makes you even think it’s okay to say that. we showed him tonight she posted these pics and he said if they ever come [here] again they’re calling the police lol. like everyone’s entitled to their own opinion but there’s no reason for her to be sitting there and saying that you should die.”
The waitress continued, “she told one of the girls here that you should die and you get everything that comes to you.”
Bennett told Liberty Hangout that “Just minutes after they walked into the restaurant, they were already threatening me on social media while sitting just feet away from me. I texted my boyfriend from the restaurant letting him know these girls were harassing me, and he said he hoped I had my firearm on me. Little did I know at the time that not only was she taking pictures of me, but was threatening to assault me and saying she wants me to die.”
Bennett continued, “I don’t know why anyone would be dumb enough to threaten someone that carries. People like this are exactly why I support the 2nd amendment and repealing existing gun laws.”
Bennett told us that while the girl did bother her vehemently, Davis did not make her cry. She thinks Davis’ tweet speaks to her character and only exposes the ill intentions she had towards Bennett while harassing her that night. Bennett is currently seeking charges against Davis.
We reached out to Davis for comment, and she said, “Bringing a gun onto a campus where there was previous history of students being murdered was a poor choice and was of poor taste. Also do I even have to bring up white privileged? Yeehaw hats off to you both. And I didn’t threaten anyone, but yeehaw go off cowboy.” But when we asked her what she meant when she said she would punch Bennett in the head, Davis responded, “Fix your heart or die.”
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