According to the groups website:
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. 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.
Anybody can participate in solidarity: alum, non-UT students, people outside of Texas. Come one dildo, come all dildos. “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!
There is so much false equivalency in that statement that my head swims trying to form a rational argument against it.
But the opening picture (no screen shots for decorum) from the Observer’s article I think goes a long way as to making it clear why this protest is so detached from reality. If you were to conceal carry on campus, NOBODY BUT THE PERSON CARRYING SHOULD EVERY KNOW.
We’re not talking about open carry here, which I happen to disagree with. The only way this sort of, kind of, makes sense to me, is that these idiot-children are so affected by the very idea that someone in their vicinity, who has gone through a rigorous background check to get a CCW permit, might be concealing a gun on them, that they have to be over-the-top distracting by waggling a prosthetic phallus around.
The true equivalent is if every one of these wastes-of-their-parent’s-tuition-money carried their marital aid in their backpack such that nobody else could see it and didn’t tell anybody else they had one with them, and it only came out of their backpack when they got home or in case of an emergency. (Don’t think too hard about what type of emergency requires the public use of an erotic device)
This is such safe-space-esque “I am being hysterical because somebody else is hurting my feelings” bullshit it is indescribable. The very idea that a public college campus, especially one that is integrated into the city that it is in, should be a gun-free zone is the ultimate in safe space bullshit. One one side of a public street my CCW is valid but on the other it is not?
The video from the group’s website poses the question “Are guns grosser than dildos?” WTF? Grosser? That is the terms on which this is being discussed? Guns are gross? This is beyond childish now. “We can’t have guns, they are oogie, and concealed carriers have gun cooties.”
The video goes on to claim how many professors are against expanding state CCW laws to include state college campuses. Well, we know from studies that over 60% of professors are “Liberal to hard Left” so much so that they openly discriminate and hate on the conservative students they teach. So forgive me if I take the unhinged screaming from inside the echo chamber with just a little bit of salt.
This is the zenith of gun-control “feels before reals.” Let’s ignore that to be a CCW holder in Texas, you have to be 21 or over and go through a lengthy background check. Let’s ignore that CCW permit holders are far and above more law abiding than the average citizen. No. Guns are gross and make me scared so I’m going to embarrass a bunch of sexually repressed, stodgy, Conservatives by waving a fake penis in their faces. Hooray me!!!
If this is the depth of thought and critical thinking that these kids are being held to in their colleges, they are overpaying for their education. You can be this dumb and shallow for free.
Update: one commenter brought up the “recreational play” part of the quote. I want to address that. I have shot bullseye and IDPA. I am getting into Steel Challenge since it fits my schedule better than IDPA. I have never witnessed a bullet related injury at any shooting match I’ve been to. I searched in Google for “injury shooting match” and I came up with no hits for gunshot injuries. A few twisted ankles. Even at shooting ranges the injury rate is very low. A few cases were reported, and the little girl the killed the instructor with the UZI was everywhere, but that was one case. I have covered before just how safe shooting is compared to other sports. Shooters don’t regularly suffer head trauma as part of our hobby. But since there is a TV show on TLC called Sex Sent Me To The ER, I feel like I’m on good footing saying that kinky sex might actually be more injury causing than recreational target shooting.