Open carry demonstration at Kent State by gun rights advocates leads to peaceful talks between sides of the gun debate. Reported by Brandon Bounds. Several dozen gun rights advocates with handguns in holsters and rifles in slings walked in a line Friday afternoon outside the Kent State University Student Center. Some students stopped to talk, while others simply looked and continued on their way. Organizers said the goal of the Kent State University Open Carry Firearms Liberty Outreach was to foster discussions about gun rights and the Second Amendment. Kent State spokesman Eric Mansfield said the event was peaceful. For more on this and other stories, visit Ohio dot com or pick up the latest copy of the Akron Beacon Journal today.