Cocks and Glocks – they CAN coexist

Brian Bensimon, [Students for Concealed Carry] director for the state of Texas, commented, “If carrying a phallus to class helps you express yourself, go for it. We welcome this demonstration that freedom of speech and concealed carry of handguns can coexist on the same campus.”

Today marked the first day of classes at the University of Texas, Austin. As well, today marked the official start of the “Cocks Not Glocks” protest of the recently enacted laws in Texas that permit some level of the carry of a concealed handgun by licensed adults. Apparently some 4000+ fake penises were handed out to whomever wanted them, to carry around campus in protest.

“Take it and come” was their tag line.

Frankly, the whole thing amuses me. I gotta admit it’s kinda clever.

Weird thing tho. That lawsuit brought by those 3 UT professors that claimed permitting guns on campus would stifle free speech? I think passing out 4000+ dildos – in apparent violation of University policy (civil disobedience!) – is pretty demonstrative that if anything the topic of “guns on campus” has generated a LOT of free speech and free expression. I see no stifling here; in fact, I see a lot of creativity!

And I must admit, the original premise of the movement has a solid point (which I think has gotten lost in the the hoopla). They were originally trying to make a point that something’s not right when University policy prohibits someone from bringing a big black (fake) cock on campus, but now Texas law permits one to bring a big black (real) gun on campus. And I agree with their point. The sad part is they don’t seem to see nor make effort towards trying to improve this supposedly progressive University’s puritanical policies.

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3 thoughts on “Cocks and Glocks – they CAN coexist

  1. The dissonance just blows my mind. And frankly I cannot grok the counter point of this “day of dildos”.

    Today will come and go, a bunch more days will come and go and life will be the “same as it ever was”. We’ll fall into the same patterns as before.

    The left screamed about “blood in the streets” prior to us getting CHL.

    The left again screamed “blood in the streets” about Open Carry.

    And once again (are we seeing a pattern yet?) the left is screaming “blood in the hallways” That’s sorta a street right? 🙂

    Well dang. I’m not seeing the river of blood flowing in our streets. In fact I have seen one. That’s right, count it, 1!! person open carrying in my daily travels around the DFW Metro-mess.

    So the news will be all a-twitter about nothing. Same as it ever was.

    • Funny you say that. I was just at the grocery store and Austin Monthly magazine had a cover precisely about this. The cover headline was “How Will Campus Carry Change UT?” and my answer was — fundamentally, it won’t.

      and “all a-twitter”. I like that phrase!

  2. Actually, I say fundamentally it will. The right to protect one’s-self will be further recognized and once it’s been shown to be a non-issue the next step is carry everywhere on campus. And from there maybe even Texas will get “Constitutional Carry”. Let Freedom Ring!

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