U. of Texas students protest law allowing guns in classrooms
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A federal judge on Monday August 21 refused to grant an injunction against a recently enacted law that will allow students in Texas to carry concealed handguns even into class.
|In response, Texas alumnus, Jessica Jin, has organized a protest using the slogan "Cocks not Glocks". Organizers have already collected over 4,000 dildos from sponsors. These will be handed out to students who will attach them to their backpacks. Jin said: “It offers a visual representation of what it would look like if the gun lobby really got what it wanted, which is the complete normalization of gun culture.” The University of Texas handbook warns about obscene displays: "No person or organization will distribute or display on the campus any writing or visual image, or engage in any public performance, that is obscene. A writing, image, or performance is 'obscene' if it is obscene as defined in Texas Penal Code, Section 43.21 or successor provisions, and is within the constitutional definition of obscenity as set forth in decisions of the United States Supreme Court." The organizers also held an event where they handed out 500 large fake penises. The Facebook page of the group says: “You're carrying a gun to class? Yeah well I'm carrying a HUGE DILDO.”|