College Student Gets Online Criticism, Praise for Graduation Photo with Gun


A senior at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga has drawn both criticism and praise online for a what she said is a graduation photo that shows her with a handgun tucked into her waistband. Brenna Spencer posted the photo on Twitter of her lifting a "Women for Trump" T-shirt she's wearing to show the gun along with the caption: "I don't take normal graduation photos... " The reactions started coming after the photo went viral, and Spencer said she was surprised by the amount of online hate she got, but says she has no regrets. The 22-year-old told ABC News she wanted the photo to show who she is a person, adding, "I know the Tennessee state gun codes . . . I carry everywhere that I’m allowed to carry." The photo was reportedly taken outside the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, which bans guns inside. Spencer is graduating with a communications degree and works for a conservative nonprofit called Turning Point

 

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