“I don’t take normal graduation photos,” Brenna Spencer declares on her Twitter post featuring a picture of her pulling up her “Women for Trump” T-shirt to reveal her pistol tucked into her slacks.
After the photo went viral - drawing praise from Second Amendment supporters and vitriol from gun-grabbers – Spencer appeared on Fox News this week to defend the post...and say she’d do it all again.
Spencer said she wanted her University of Tennessee, Chattanooga graduation photos “to be personal and show who I am and represent the person that I am.”
“So, obviously, being very passionate about conservative politics and the Second Amendment, I decided that was what I wanted to do.”
Spencer said she also wanted to send the message to other college women that “they are their first line of defense” on college campuses:
“Sexual assault has grabbed a lot of attention these past few years, especially on college campuses, so, I think it’s important for women to be able to know they are their first line of defense."
And, don’t be intimidated by classmates who don’t like your conservative views, Spencer urged:
“It’s really, really important to stand up for what you believe in. It’s important to voice your opinions.”
"It's really, really important to empower the tens of millions of women - gun-owning women - and let them know that they have a voice.”