Texas Students Protest Campus Carry Law with Sex Toys

The protest has succeeded in gaining attention, but the law remains in place.

On the first day of classes, University of Texas Austin students brought thousands of sex toys onto campus to protest the new campus carry law.

The bizarre protest aims to expose what the protesters call inconsistencies in the rules for universities in the state.

In violation of the university’s obscenity rules, thousands of dildos were brought onto campus by students as part of a rally that’s being called “Cocks not Glocks,” reports the NY Daily News.

“Texas has decided it is not at all obnoxious or illegal to allow deadly concealed weapons on campus,” Jessica Jin, a recent graduate who’s leading the protest, says. “But walking around with a dildo could land you in trouble.”

The unconventional protest is a response to a law that went into effect Aug. 1 allowing people with concealed carry permits to bring firearms onto most areas of public Texas university campuses.

The law was passed last year but its implementation was delayed to give universities time to craft policies for the weapons, including limited possession and storage restrictions.

The law has been opposed and protested by members of the campus community in the past, but never in such an eccentric way.

Campus Safety reported on a group of UT-Austin professors who recently attempted to instate an injunction on the law to delay implementation, but that motion was thrown out of court Aug. 22.

The toys were donated from the adult magazine Hustler, several pornographic film companies and the local Austin sex shop Dreamer’s.

As humorous in nature as the movement may be, the protesters made serious remarks in between chants like “If you are packing heat, we are packing meat.”

“It’s scary to think that at any moment you could be next to a person carrying a gun,” second-year student Bianca Montgommery says. “And if they go off their rocker, like a lot of people do in college, it is game over for anyone nearby.”

Local police and campus police have been tasked with monitoring the protest, which has remained peaceful, if nothing else.

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