The “Cocks, Not Glocks” movement is spreading to college campuses around the country.
Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are protesting Wisconsin lawmakers’ push for a new concealed carry law that will make it permissible for gun owners to carry a firearm inside college buildings and facilities.
While the movement may not be officially named “Cocks, Not Glocks,” UW-Madison students are still carrying sex toys, like dildos. However, if they learned anything from the University of Texas at Austin protest, it did nothing to move the needle in their direction.
They should probably thing about renaming themselves to the “Dildon’t’s.”
Even though the bill is currently in drafting stages, it would extend concealed carry zones to public college or university classrooms. Currently, concealed weapons are allowed on campus grounds, not public buildings.
Kat Kerwin, a sophomore at UW-Madison who is organizing the protest, told Wisconsin Public Radio that concealed carry weapons in the classroom will make people feel more uncomfortable.
“Campus carry isn’t something that’s going to make campus safer,” Kerwin said. “It’s going to make students uncomfortable, it’s going to make them wary to express their views in politically charged classrooms. It’s going to make professors feel unsafe and make professors want to leave and seek other big research universities that don’t have campus carry.”
Campus leaders are against the proposed bill as well. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank released a statement, saying, “Campuses have so many unique safety challenges. Adding concealed weapons to the many challenges our police department has to deal with would put everyone at risk.”
The bill’s sponsor, State Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum), dismissed the protests saying that a small group are scared simply because it’s a gun.
“You’re disarming these adults who are responsible concealed carry members who are not able to protect themselves, and at the same time you’re letting the criminal element know around these campuses, hey, there’s no one that’s armed,” Kremer added.
Wisconsin students shouldn’t worry. Just look back at Texas to see how their trial period has been with guns on campus, it’s been a huge success.
Maybe it’s time to trade in that dildo for a Desert Eagle.