UT sex-toy protest against campus carry could be largest anti-gun rally in Texas history
I find the story disturbing because of the ignorance displayed. Note that the "protestors" are focusing on an object (the gun) and protesting it with another object (a sex toy) when an object isn't the problem. Lawful people are lawful regardless of what they may carry. The gun isn't evil. The sociopathic shooter who misuses it is.
If you don't want to read the article, Jin's big idea is explained in one quotation: “We are strapping gigantic swinging dildos to our backpacks,” Jin said. “Just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters, but much safer for recreational play.”It turns out that statement is far more ignorant than she knows, and a little research proves it. This is an older story, but it's a great example.
An Armed Citizen With A Permit Stopped The Last VA College Shooting Rampage
After two armed southwest Virginia law students stopped a campus shooting rampage in January, a Second Amendment group at a northern Virginia law school decided it was time to change their own school's ban on guns.Lawfully-owned firearms turn out to be far better at stopping a sociopathic shooter than giant adult toys.
"We are trying to build a detailed and persuasive brief that would include statistics on increases in safety, decreases in violent crime when you do have concealed carry permit holders in a jurisdiction," said Orest J. Jowyk, president of the Second Amendment group at George Mason University School of Law.
"I think the middle ground is to allow concealed handgun permit holders to carry just like they can anywhere else in Virginia," he said. "You provide extra safety to the student body that way."
Jowyk began researching his law school's gun policy following the January incident in which a disgruntled student at Appalachian Law School, Peter Odighizuwa, allegedly shot and killed the school's dean, a professor and a student on campus before being subdued by two armed students, Mikael Gross and Tracy Bridges.
Gross and Bridges reportedly ran to their cars to fetch their own guns and returned to confront Odighizuwa, who surrendered after allegedly initiating a fistfight.
Jowyk was heartened by the students' intervention. But looking into GMU's gun policy, Jowyk found to his dismay that the school's board of visitors had in 1995 passed a ban on all weapons, concealed or otherwise, except by law enforcement officials.
Anyone who violates the school's gun ban would face administrative repercussions but not criminal charges, according to Jowyk.
Then in April, Virginia's Democratic governor, Mark Warner, signed a law prohibiting local governments from using administrative rules to pass gun restrictions that go beyond existing state law.
With a bit of googling, you can find other examples of lawful concealed-carry permit holders stopping mass shootings before they hit the 4 casualty mark that the media generally uses to call an incident a mass shooting. I think we'd all prefer that these horrors be stopped before there are any casualties, and an armed citizen has a far better chance of doing that than an idiot with a dildo.