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These Students Fed Up With a Campus Carry Law Armed Themselves With Sex Toys

"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 of August 1, it is legal in Texas to bring a concealed gun into college classrooms and some school buildings. Ironically, this law came into effect 50 years (to the date) after Charles Whiteman opened fire at the University of Texas campus clock tower, killing 16 people. Several people are outraged by the state's decision, especially University of Texas students who decided to celebrate the first day of classes by waving dildos in the air.

More than 4,000 students took part in a sex-toy protest to expose the hypocrisy of what is and is not acceptable in Texas. Even though guns are now permitted in college classrooms, dildos and other sex toys are not.

State law prohibits the "reckless" display of any kind of "obscene material" in public. The university does not plan on arresting anyone who participated in the rally (which included several members of the faculty, by the way).

The protest, formally (and brilliantly) known as Cocks not Glocks: Campus (DILDO) Carry, started as an event on Facebook created by former music student Jessica Jin.

"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," the page reads. "You would receive a citation for taking a DILDO to class before you would get in trouble for taking a gun to class," the description continues. "Heaven forbid the penis."

The protest is an ongoing effort to get the "campus carry" law repealed. College classrooms are home to heated discussions where emotions tend to get high. These students don't feel safe learning, knowing someone might be carrying a concealed weapon right next to them. Even faculty and staff have been lobbying, arguing the combination of academic stress, youth, booze and firearms, is not a great combination. So far, all their efforts have been unsuccessful.

Faith Brar

Faith is an Editorial/Social Media Assistant at Meredith Corporation from Boston. Her work has appeared in Shape, Fitness, Better Homes and Gardens, More and others. When not writing, Faith can be seen pounding a bag of Jalapeno chips, online shopping, out on a run or binge watching murder mysteries on Netflix with her main squeeze.

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