This was the case for the University of Texas, who have recently passed a “campus carry” law that allows licensed gun holders to carry a concealed handgun on campus.
Understandably, many aren’t pleased with this decision.
In order to highlight the ridiculousness of the rule, one student has set up a Facebook page encouraging others to carry dildos around campus as a sign of protest.
The reason? Dildos are banned from the university.
Jessica Jin has set up a Facebook event called the Campus (DILDO) carry and she’s gaining more and more followers by the day.
The event 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.
Starting on the first day of Long Session classes on August 24, 2016, we are strapping gigantic swinging dildos to our backpacks in protest of campus carry.
ANYBODY can participate in solidarity: alum, non-UT students, people outside of Texas. Come one dildo, come all dildos.
“You’re carrying a gun to class? Yeah well I’m carrying a HUGE DILDO.”
Just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters, but much safer for recreational play.
(For those who aren’t gun experts/don’t live in the U.S, a glock is a type of handgun).
The event currently has over 2,900 people attending, and is set to take place on the 24th of August.
The University of Texas isn’t unfamiliar to gun violence.
In 1966, Charles Whitman situated himself on the University’s tower and opened fire on those around him, killing 14 people, as well as his mother and wife at home.
The shooting was the largest of its kind until the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.