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Tennessee College Grad Proudly Packs Gun In Photo Tweet

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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There’s not a sliver of political correctness in Brenna Spencer’s graduation photo.

The University of Tennessee student warned Twitter users that she doesn’t “take normal college graduation photos,” and the one she posted Monday, with a handgun resting inside her pants while wearing a fuchsia “Women for Trump” t-shirt, has created a virtual Second Amendment debating forum on social media

Spencer told ABC News that she’s received her share of hate tweets since putting the picture online but she’d do it again.  “I know the Tennessee state gun codes… I carry everywhere that I’m allowed to carry,” she said.

That’s no surprise, given that Spencer makes it clear on her Twitter account that “political correctness offends me.” Beneath the whimsical picture, the college graduate reminds her followers: “I don’t take normal college graduation photos…”

Spencer’s detractors are accusing the student of carrying the pistol in a no-weapons zone in Chattanooga.

“ChattanoogaPD would you like to give us your two cents?” Victoria Silva tweeted. “Per the thread, this young female is taking a photo w/ a firearm, in an area w/ a posted “no-weapons” policy. This showboating behavior is irresponsible, reckless, & potentially dangerous.”

But Spencer has found support as well: “Good job supporting second amendment, but you should have a proper holster that holds the weapon securely and fully protects the trigger guard,” reads another Twitter post.

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