Cocks Not Glocks.
Rules don’t always make sense.
In fact, so many of the rules and laws in our country, society, and institutions are pretty backwards and contradictory once you sit down to think about them. But hey, that’s just the way it is…
…or is it?
More often than not, it comes down to normal, everyday people to stop the hypocrisy, and in the case of these college students, fight absurdity with absurdity. Is this the wildest way anyone has fought against gun laws in our country before?
It’s toy vs. toy and cock vs. glock…
When you think of college, you think of the prestige of higher education, young people growing into adults through classes and extracurriculars, a plethora of sports, and, of course, drunk party kids. Anyone who’s been to college or university knows that they can be some of the best years of your life, but they can also be some of the most unstable and difficult. From adjusting to living at home to being wild and free to dealing with the pressure of coursework, it can be an exceedingly hard transition for many students.
With so much alcohol involved, it’s only natural that problems arise. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, each year, more than 1,800 college students die from alcohol-related injuries, and hundreds of thousands more experience physical or sexual assault by another student who has been drinking.
It’s only logical to realize that when guns enter the mix, it can’t be a good thing.
And yet eight states force public institutions of higher learning to allow students with permits to carry their guns around campus if they so choose. 23 more allow the institution to decide whether they’d allow concealed “campus” carry. The remaining 20 states are non-permissive, meaning they do not allow students to carry guns on college campuses. Where does your state stand?
Naturally, not everybody is okay with having guns in such close proximity to so many stressed out and drunk or high students, and we can’t blame them.
But how do you tackle an established law, especially in states where guns are so important to the culture? According to University of Texas student and history major Rosie Zander, the bolder the move, the better.
“We wanted something fun that people could really engage in. Because it’s hard to get involved in the political process at our age, people our age don’t tend to vote or get involved,” Zander explained.
She is one of thousands of students involved in a campus protest group that is certainly tackling gun rights boldly. What weapon are they using to fight back?