• Guns, not dildos: life in Texas

    From RS Wood@21:1/5 to All on Tue Oct 13 10:35:16 2015
    XPost: misc.news.internet.discuss, alt.guns


    Texas university students in dildo protest over gun law
    Texas students are planning to hang sex toys from their bags in protest
    at a law allowing people to carry concealed weapons on university
    "You're carrying a gun to class? Yeah well I'm carrying a HUGE DILDO,"
    Jessica Jin, organiser of Campus (DILDO) Carry, wrote on Facebook.
    About 3,000 people have signed up for the protest, which is planned for
    next year when the law takes effect.
    Gun rights supporters have criticised the rally on the group's Facebook page. Texas Governor Greg Abbott enacted the campus carry law in June. Under
    the law, university presidents are permitted to create so-called
    "gun-free zones".
    "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,"
    wrote Ms Jin, a student at the University of Texas at Austin.
    "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," she added.
    Some students at the Austin university have appealed to University
    President Gregory Fenves to impose limits on the new law.
    Daniel Hamermesh, an economics professor at the university, said last
    week he was resigning over concerns about his personal safety.
    Supporters of gun rights have argued that mass gunmen target "gun-free
    zones" such as university campuses and cinemas so they do not meet
    resistance when they commit their crimes.
    Some students are angry they can be reprimanded for bringing sex toys
    on campus, but not for carrying concealed guns
    Others say encouraging armed civilians to engage an attacker could lead
    to more chaos and deaths.
    A student was armed during a recent college shooting in Roseburg,
    Oregon, but he did not use his weapon.
    He was not in the building where the shootings occurred, and he also
    said he feared police could have mistaken him for the gunman, putting
    his life in danger.
    Gun rights supporters have flooded the protest's Facebook page, mocking
    the organisers.
    "A grand example of the decline of value in American university
    education," read one of the responses.
    "As a parent I feel more comfortable with my children having a weapon
    on campus rather than a dildo," read another.

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