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Pro-Gun Graduate Kaitlin Bennett Challenges Parkland Survivor David Hogg To Arm Wrestle

Bennett has been trying to get Hogg’s attention on social media, going so far as to call him “twig arms.”

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Kaitlin Bennett is at it again.

The Kent State grad's controversial decision earlier this year to pose for graduation photos on her university’s campus while carrying a rifle led to internet fame and ignited furious debate.

Now, Bennett is sparking even more conversation after challenging Parkland survivor David Hogg to an arm wrestling match. Hogg has been an outspoken supporter for gun control following the February 14 mass shooting at his high school that left 17 students and staff members dead.

“I have a challenge for you @davidhogg111,” Bennett tweeted on Sunday, the same day of Hogg’s high school graduation. “Let’s arm wrestle. If I win, we get to keep the 2nd amendment. If you win, we turn in our guns. Deal?”

Hogg didn't respond, but Bennett continued to taunt him on Twitter.

“It’s alright guys, the 2nd amendment is safe,” she wrote in one tweet, alongside a photo of Hogg. She wrote in yet another tweet, “Still waiting on @davidhogg111 to accept my arm wrestle challenge,. C’mon twig arms, you win you take our guns, I win we keep the 2nd amendment.”

Bennett went on to retweet the results of a poll asking Twitter users if either Bennett or Hogg would win in an arm wrestling match, with 90% of the votes being cast in her favor.

Hogg, along with other teens involved in the March For Our Lives movement, accepted the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, as News 13 Orlando and other outlets reported.

Bennett took to Twitter to give her take on the event, writing “Why is @davidhogg111 receiving a human rights award in Washington DC when he's actively trying to strip us of our human rights? When will we stop rewarding people for supporting violent government policies?”

This isn’t Bennett’s first clash with Hogg; she took issue with the activist earlier this month after he retweeted a post pointing out Bennett’s “white privilege” in bringing a rifle to campus, according to The Washington Post.

Bennett's taunting hasn't been the only issue Hogg had to deal with while he was away this week. He and his family also became the victim of “swatting,” where someone places a fake emergency call to a local law enforcement agency in the hopes that armed officers will arrive at the victim’s home, The Washington Post reported.

[Photo: David Hogg via Getty Images]