[NSFW] Possibly The WILDEST Gun Protest You’ll Ever See

Posted On : 03/06/2018

AUSTIN, TEXAS — According to these college students, they’re “fighting absurdity with absurdity.” And, they have the biggest “statements” they could find.

According to The Guardian, University of Texas campus events appeared normal with student groups setting out tables and trying to sign up recruits for various organizations.

That is, until people reached the end of the row. There, they laid eyes on hundreds of people — all gathered to pick up free, massive dildos, courtesy of “Cocks not Glocks.”

PREPARE YOURSELF…

As you’ll see from the following video, demonstrators brandished sex toys in the air as well as strapped them to their backpacks. Some also strapped them “on.”

Rosie Zander, a 20-year-old history student and event coordinator, mentions as follows.

“We have crazy laws here but this is by far the craziest, that you can’t bring a dildo on to campus legally but you can bring your gun. We’re just trying to fight absurdity with absurdity. We wanted something fun that people could really engage in. Because it’s hard to get involved in the political process at our age, people our age don’t tend to vote or get involved, and this is so easy. Strap a dildo on and you’re showing the Texas legislature this is not a decision we wanted.”

WARNING: The following video contains NSFW material. Viewer discretion is advised.

During the video, Zander said that “Cocks not Glocks” had distributed more than 5,000 dildos in the past five days, all reportedly donated by sex shops.

FIGHTING ‘ABSURDITY’ WITH ‘ABSURDITY’…

The Guardian informatively notes that the Campus (Dildo) Carry movement began in 2015 when Jessica Jin, a University of Texas alumnus, organized a protest aiming to show the apparent absurdity of weapons being allowed on campus.

The absurdity claim pointed out the nonsensical position that legislature would allow guns to be shown and openly carried on campus but not sex toys, according to university rules and a state law against “displays of obscene items.”

With that in mind, the organization says the device choice challenges perceptions that carrying a gun is normal.

Reportedly, Jin was at the rally and told the crowd to “deal with the discomfort, deal with the weird looks – that’s the way we should be treating gun culture.”

Nonetheless, via “Cocks not Glocks”s website, the organization states its “ground rules” as follows.

  • We are nonviolent; nonviolence applies to action, philosophy, words, ideas
  • We are inclusive, and welcome people of all shapes, colors, and identities
  • We are irreverent, but never mean. When in doubt, think: “Belligerently nice”
  • We never body shame
  • We never minimize or dismiss real experiences
  • When possible, we pass the mic to representative communities

CLASSROOM TENSION IS HIGHER…

This particular protest against Texas’ “campus carry” law was held at the same location where Charles Whitman went on a shooting spree, on August 1, 1966 — according to The Guardian.

The source notes that the campus carry law permits licensed gun owners 21 years of age and older to carry concealed handguns in most places on public university campuses, including dorms and classrooms.

Advocates for the law say it will apply to only a small number of “responsible” gun owners who want to exercise their constitutional rights and enhance their personal safety. They also mention that other states have had similar laws for years without “major problems.”

However, on the other side of the spectrum, several people oppose the law, claiming the measure isn’t welcomed by the majority of students and staff, as well as police.

It’s believed this motion will have an adverse effect on free speech (as it already has) — as well as reduce safety, rather than promote it.

Note: Looking at the youth these days, many are highly sensitive. It’s not like it was decades ago. A gun is the last thing they’d need in their possessions.

HINDERING PARTICIPATION…

Miguel Robles, a 19-year-old political communications student, says that he feels “less safe now that campus carry exists.” Robles continues as follows.

“During class you’re not sure if you can argue or have discussions any more because if someone gets very offended at any moment, [violence] could just spill out … It’s just very unnerving, really. I haven’t met anyone that thinks it’s a good idea.”

Likewise, campus professors feel similarly about the tension in classrooms.

According to The Guardian, some argue that it hinders free speech by creating an “intimidating atmosphere,” fully stifling the pure discussion of controversial issues.

However, according to 36-year-old Jason Buckelew — campus-carry advocate — “Shooting sprees happen in gun-free zones.

It’s just crazy not to arm yourself,” Buckelew continues. “You should be able to defend yourself wherever you go. They say that having guns on campus will stifle their free speech but then they’re walking around with sex toys, so they’re not very stifled, really.

Honestly, what are your thoughts on this idea?

If you will, feel free to comment on “Cocks not Glocks,” the state of this country as pertains to gun laws, as well as the safety of students and teachers — if guns are allowed on campus by everyone holding a license.

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[Featured Photo via Maureen Donnelly / Instagram]

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