It is safe to say that if an active shooter makes his way onto the campus of the University of Texas in Austin, that he’ll be under assault from a hail of the largest rubber bullets ever hurled by a university student. That’s because some of the university students are packing heat, and not the kind of heat that would most likely save their lives.
The students are not armed with guns loaded with rubber bullets. They’re packing dildos. It’s their way of protesting Texas’ laws allowing students to carry concealed handguns as a measure of self-defense.
College Students Are Carrying Around Dildos To Protest Guns on Campus http://t.co/vqEQvtDpFU
— Independent Journal (@IJDOTCOM) October 12, 2015
Abandoning the traditional forms of student protest, the students have organized their sex toy protest to have their voices heard. There’s even a Facebook page promoting the new form of protest.
Jessica Jin, the protest organizer, is also actively seeking a dildo manufacturer to help supply the appropriately sized sex toy, large enough to be seen by fellow classmates. In an effort to highlight the disparity between bringing a gun to class and bringing a sex toy to class, the organizers’ mission statement is as follows:
The State of Texas has decided that it is not at all obnoxious to allow deadly concealed weapons in classrooms, however it DOES have strict rules about free sexual expression, to protect your innocence. You would receive a citation for taking a DILDO to class before you would get in trouble for taking a gun to class. Heaven forbid the penis.
As the University of Texas at San Antonio’s website explains:
Signed by Gov. Greg Abbott this summer, Senate Bill 11 allows individuals with a concealed handgun license to carry a handgun while on Texas public university campuses as long as the weapon is not visible. License holders must:
- be 21 years old, unless they are active duty military and police officers;
- meet federal qualifications to own a gun, and
- receive training from an instructor certified by the Texas Department of Public Safety
The law allowing concealed carry on university campuses goes into effect on Aug. 1, 2016. It also recognizes that Texas’ public universities are unique and will need to develop campus carry policies that are appropriate for their respective campuses.
Evidently, the student protestors on campus simply do not feel comfortable with their classmates having the right to protect themselves and others against the threat of active shooters on campus.
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The protest on campus may stem from a recent ad campaign on gun safety. “Evolve, an organization promoting gun safety, is using the truism that everything is a toy to a child in order to convince people that they need to lock up their firearms,” according to Buzzfeed.
Evolve has a very effective video on gun safety that can be seen here. The organization appears to be dedicated to gun safety and has some very helpful resources on their website, including downloadable targets for shooters. However, it must be noted that downloadable dildos are not available online.
Do you think the protestors have gone too far in bringing their offensive sex toys out into the open?
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