Austin, TX -(AmmoLand.com)- After being asked to look into #CocksNotGlocks' claim that a student at the University of Texas at Austin “would receive a citation for taking a dildo to class before [the student] would get in trouble for taking a gun to class,” the journalists at PolitiFact fact-checked only the first portion of the claim—the part suggesting that a person would receive a citation for having a sex toy on campus—and ignored the second portion of the claim—the part suggesting that sex toys are somehow more heavily regulated than guns on campus.
By ignoring the assertion that there is an absurd inconsistency in Texas law, PolitiFact has helped perpetuate a false narrative that plays into the worst stereotypes about the politics and politicians of the Lone Star State.
If PolitiFact, which seems to struggle with the complexity and nuance of gun politics, had bothered to fact-check the full claim that sex toys are more heavily regulated than guns at UT-Austin, they would have found most of the relevant facts in their own inbox—they received a copy of the statement Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) released after this bogus factoid was lampooned on the September 14 episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Brian Bensimon, Southwest regional director for Students for Concealed Carry, commented, “SCC has embraced the #CocksNotGlocks protest as a humorous exercise of free speech, but we can't embrace the false narrative that sex toys are somehow more heavily regulated than handguns at the University of Texas. There is simply no circumstance under which having a handgun on campus is more legal than having a sex toy on campus.”
About Students for Concealed Carry:
Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprising college students, faculty, staff, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses should be allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that current laws afford them virtually everywhere else. SCC is not affiliated with the NRA or any other organization. For more information on the debate over campus carry in Texas, visit WhyCampusCarry.com.