Remember when the University of Texas campus protested campus carry by passing out 4,500 dildos?
Organizers of the event said:
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.
Of course that had no impact on the institution of campus carry. It is now the law of the land in Texas.
So now the same group behind the dildo protest, is using a new approach.
They are airing a satirical commercial offering body armor hoodies to students on campuses where campus carry is legal.
Business Insider reports that the commercial features a narrator saying, “Don’t get caught in the crossfire, get Student Body Armor. A proprietary blend of type-II body armor and school pride.”
The commercial also asks viewers to call their “local representative and tell them campus carry is almost as almost as ridiculous as student body armor.”
No, no we don’t think so.
It is interesting to note that the ad does not focus on schools that do not allow campus carry, even though such gun-free zones are exactly where firearm-based based attacks on innocents occur. For example, 32 people were shot to death at gun-free Virginia Tech (April 16, 2007), nine people were shot and killed at gun-free Umpqua Community College (October 1, 2015), and one person was killed at gun-free UCLA (June 1, 2016).
On the other hand, the state of Colorado has had campus carry since 2003 and there has yet to be a report of a mass shooting or crime by a concealed carry permit holder on campus.
The commercial even says “anyone with a license”. Do they not realize what a person has to go through to get a license?
It’s time this organization does a little research before staging nonsense protests.