It seems like you can’t do anything without making someone on the internet upset. Brenna Spencer, 22, is finding this out after taking her senior photos while wearing a “Women for Trump” shirt and wearing a pistol. And it’s not just the left that is upset. Many conservatives are upset with Spencer’s seemingly careless carrying of the weapon.
I don’t take normal college graduation photos… pic.twitter.com/eI1NvLFYHs
— Brenna Spencer (@BrennaSpencer) April 7, 2018
Her Twitter post went viral last week and outrage followed. The picture was such a hot-button issue that Fox news invited Spencer on the air to explain it.
Tennessee college senior Brenna Spencer defends posing for graduation picture with gun in her waistband: “I think it’s really important to empower people to show that you should be allowed to protect yourself. Your rights don’t stop at a college campus.” @foxandfriends pic.twitter.com/kDU5fb4VDX
— Ainsley Earhardt (@ainsleyearhardt) April 11, 2018
But people aren’t backing down from their opinions.
She has supporters:
I wish more women realized how much of their agency is lost when they depend on the state to keep them safe. Here's a woman who embraces the inevitable responsibilities of life and liberty in a free country. She doesn't rely on anyone else for protection. https://t.co/1C47VH7GVk
— Nolan Ryan Snyder #ReleaseTheSnyderCut (@NolanRyanSnyder) April 12, 2018
Great picture. I have high hopes for #women like you, who are empowered to #DefendTheSecond and themselves. It is a #Blessing to live in the #USA where the #1-2A are protection from #bullies #criminals #tirany #MAGA #KAG #1A #2A #GodBlessYou #GODBLESSTHEUSA https://t.co/0NcANjsAeI
— Martha Mulko (@mulko_martha) April 11, 2018
And she has her critics:
Using a gun to make a political point is irresponsible gun ownership.
— DadForChange (@DadForChange) April 11, 2018
When I speak of gun sense, it's not to get rid of guns. It's to find a way to stop people from being reckless with guns. Like doing something that's illegal (aka what's happening in this picture) would lead to charges that would curb/stop this behavior. https://t.co/YVhevtjFYB
— Jordan Scruggs (@JScruggs0601) April 10, 2018
In the last guy’s defense, this photo was taken at the Hunter Museum in Chatanooga, TN, where it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon. Say what you will, but doing something illegal to support a Constitutional right is, at best, self-defeating.