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Gun-Toting College Girl Faces Backlash for Grad Photo

Gun-Toting College Girl Faces Backlash for Grad Photo
4/10/2018
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Susan Dutca-Lovell
Photo obtained by ABC News.

A gun-toting Tennessee college senior showed her support for President Trump and guns while holding her shirt up to reveal her handgun in her graduation photos to "show who [she is] as a person." The photo, which went viral on Twitter, gained both positive and negative feedback - some of which claimed she was "brandishing a firearm for a photo shoot or showing it off to try and look cool."

Brenna Spencer was surprised "to see the amount of hate [she got]" after posing with her handgun in her jean waistband. The senior at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga also claims to have received several messages "alleging that she broke the law by having her weapon unconcealed at the museum." One user went as far as linking an article that lists the Hunter Museum among galleries that prohibit handguns inside. The photo was taken outside of the museum and Spencer allegedly did not enter the facility with her handgun and therefore, "did not go through any kind of museum security," according to Spencer.

Spencer claims to know the Tennessee state gun codes, never carries the guns on campus, and has personally owned handguns for the past six months. In your opinion, was this type of graduation photo appropriate? Why or why not.

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