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A Texas woman’s Dildos-Not-Guns protest is causing gun fanatics to lose it

Is that a gun in your pocket or, oh, never mind
Is that a gun in your pocket or, oh, never mind

An Austin woman has come up with a rather innovative way to protest a new “campus carry” law that will allow Texans to carry concealed weapons on campuses: what if gun control advocates were to show up on the University of Texas at Austin carrying not guns, but … dildos?

Naturally, she’s calling it #CocksNotGlocks.

As Jessica Jin, the woman behind the proposed protest, explained on the Facebook page she set up for the event,

“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.

She’s got a point: As the Washington Post has noted, for every “justified homicide” carried out with a gun — that is, for every time someone kills someone with a gun in an act of legitimate self-defense — there are 34 gun homicides, 78 gun suicides, and 2 people killed accidentally with guns.

Predictably, gun enthusiasts have responded to Jin’s protest — which isn’t even scheduled until the law takes effect next August — with the sort of behavior that suggests once again that they are the absolute last people in the world who should ever be entrusted with guns.

And that includes this guy:

Bang! Boom! Blam!
Bang! Boom! Blam!

The gun enthusiasts have been flooding Jin and her Facebook page with threats, angry rants, and an assortment of obscene pictures. Some of their, er, wisdom:

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You can find more along these lines in Raw Storys post on the protest.

This guy, meanwhile, has been posting offensive pic after offensive pic. A few of the more palatable:

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The threats have been worrying enough to Jin that she’s contacted the local police.

Just as worryingly, one self-described “Anarchist, Atheist, Asshole” by the name of Christopher Cantwell has decided to doxx her, posting her address and phone number on his blog and informing his readers that “I can confirm the number is working. I called her, and she called me back and left a voicemail with her name.”

Because why not give angry gun owners what amounts to a map to her home?

If Cantwell’s name sounds familiar, that’s because we’ve met him before: I wrote about last year when I discovered him on Twitter telling numerous people to go kill themselves in assorted inventive ways.

Oh, and did I mention he wrote not one, not two, but nine articles for A Voice for Men last year? And that AVFM’s Paul Elam and Dean Esmay responded to my post about his Twitter “activism” … by telling me to kill myself? Ah, memories!

Happily, gun control supporters have rallied around Jin and her protest, posting supportive comments and repurposed gun fetishist propaganda with dildos taking the place of guns.

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So far, more than 4000 people on Facebook say they will be attending the protest, and there’s talk about getting a sex toy company to sponsor the event.

H/T — Thanks to Jennifer Graham and Snork Maiden for pointing me to this story.

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weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo

Plus, muggers don’t usually kill you. Their aim is take your money. Stranger murder is extremely rare. Being mugged is scary and awful, I have to imagine but it’s unlikely to turn deadly.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
6 years ago

I have a lot of friends who are highly trained in the use of firearms and often have to carry them. And even there the standard advice when being mugged is just to comply.

For the sake of the cash in your wallet and having to cancel your credit cards it’s just not worth the risk of getting into a gun battle.

(Different factors apply when someone is trying to take you to a ‘secondary location’ but again, the advice is to call their bluff and say they’ll have to kill you on the spot. Nearly all the time they won’t and even if they do try to attack you you’re better off in a public place than where they want to take you)

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