Hundreds of students at the University of Texas, unhappy about a new concealed weapons law that will allow guns in the classroom, have decided to organize a very odd protest.
They formed a group called “Campus (DILDO) Carry” and are encouraging students to show up to class, on the day the law is to be enacted, armed with a brightly colored sex toy.
Supporters are promoting the protest on social media with the hashtag “#CocksNotGlocks.”
Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 11, the campus carry law, in June. Starting in August 2016, the law will allow properly-licensed firearms owners to carry concealed handguns into most buildings on campus. The law also gives a certain discretion to campus presidents to designate so-called “gun-free zones.”
Bringing the sex toy around campus is “about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters” but are “much safer for recreational play,” a public Facebook event page for the groups reads.
“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.”
The Facebook event was created on Friday and more than 1,700 students signed up to participate by Sunday afternoon.
The event was created the same day one student was killed and another wounded in a shooting at Texas Southern University, according to the Houston Chronicle, and just days after other deadly shootings on campuses in Oregon and Arizona.
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