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Ahhhh Texas... my lovely home state. They’re at it again down there with a new campus carry law that went into effect on August 1st. But luckily we have Austin, the progressive oasis in the middle of Texas, to keep us in check. University of Texas students in Austin dipped into their sex toy collections on Wednesday to turn the concept of “open carry” on its head. Thousands of students attended their first day of classes carrying dick shaped objects meant for sexual pleasure. The Cocks Not Glocks event is being called the biggest anti-gun protest in Texas history.

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There is a certain history at UT that makes this anti-gun protest particularly significant. UT is the sight of what many consider to be the first mass shooting in U.S. history. Exactly 50 years before the new campus carry law went into effect in Texas, a sniper shot 43 people (killing 13) from the top of the UT tower. One can easily see the irony of the campus carry law in light of this history. Yet when it comes to dildos, UT, as with the rest of the state, does not allow them to be carried publicly. Somehow open dildo carry is illegal in Texas (even though dildos are harmless) and open gun carry is legal in Texas? Something isn’t quite right there. To be clear the campus carry law allows for concealed carry, not open carry on college campuses specifically. Still, college students should be worrying about their homework and finals and not about whether their classmate has a loaded gun in their backpack.

Photos via Cocks Not Glocks/Facebook

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