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“You’re carrying a gun to class? I’m carrying a HUGE DILDO.”

Students at the University of Texas are opposing a new law allowing guns on campus, by organizing a unique campus-wide protest involving – wait for it – giant dildos.

The protest organizers set up a Facebook event page aptly titled ‘Campus (DILDO) Carry’ set for August 2016, that will see all protesters carrying dildos with them wherever they go to highlight the fact guns are about as effective at protecting you from campus shootings as, well, a dildo.

“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,” wrote protest organizer Jessica Jin, who’s hashtagged the event #cocksnotglocks.

The event was created the same day one student was killed and another wounded at Texas Southern University in a brutal shooting, and days after campuses in Oregon and Arizona suffered similar shootings. 1,800 people have signed up for the event.

“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 states. “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.”

Yep. It is against campus rules to display anything considered ‘obscene’ (such as a sexually explicit object), but it will be A-okay to cart around life-threatening weaponry.

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Students comfort each other after the devastation of the Oregon shooting, which took nine lives earlier this month.

Of course, there has been online dissent. User ‘Willie Nelson’ commented, “I’ve seen most of you trolls tromping around campus. If you took as much time taking care of yourselves as you do trying to make meaningless political statements, you may not need the dildos and could actually have a real, living penis waiting for you at home!”

Another expression of disapproval read, “You dumb c***s post a page like this then report people for standing up to your pathetic bullshit?”

In addition to this, Jin’s private contact information has been made available online — a trolling practice called “doxxing”, which has left her subject to all manner of online abuse. However, all content posted on the Facebook wall of the event has been allowed to remain; proving the crudity of these self-confessed gun-nuts.

One well-established professor has announced he will leave the university, citing concerns for his safety. Considering the high level of drug and alcohol use on college campuses, which leads to impaired judgment, this is an entirely rational fear.

University of Texas System Chancellor, William McRaven, recently told CNN he also opposes the new law.

“I’ve spent my whole life around guns. I grew up in Texas hunting. I spent 37 years in the military. I like guns, but I just don’t think having them on campus is the right place.”

In addition to Professor McRaven, nine out of ten campus police chiefs believe the most effective method to deal with guns on campus is to ban them. The number of police chiefs who think guns should be permitted on campus, and that they will prevent shootings, is only five percent.

The concealed carry law is also opposed by 95 per cent of university presidents, 94 per cent of university faculty and 79 per cent of students.

America, please. Get your priorities straight. If a toddler is harming other children with a toy, you take the toy away to prevent further harm. The fact authorities refuse to see that the same principle applies to adults continues to be as baffling as it is frustrating. Human life is surely more important than the Constitution, and if it’s not, it should be.

 

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