'Cocks not glocks' is a mantra we can get behind.
Happily, this is the *thrust* of the message being proposed by students at the University of Texas this week, as they protest a new state gun law.
The law, which was passed as of June 2016, has been nicknamed the 'campus-carry bill' and makes it legal for students to bring concealed handguns onto campus.
Rather ludicrously, it has been suggested that the new law will make it safer in the event of another university campus shooting - such as the one that occurred at Virginia Tech in 2007 or more recently in Roseburg, Oregon - as it means that gun-carrying students will be able to defend themselves by fighting fire with fire.
Quite sensibly, students from Texas University have decided to take a stand against the bill.
And, in a bid to be creative in their political pursuits, they've decided to use sex toys to make their message heard.
Texas laws make it potentially illegal to openly carry dildos and other such sexual and fetishistic paraphernalia. So students are making the point that it's ridiculous to be legalising the more lethal of the two options, especially when very little research has been done to prove that being allowed to carry guns defensively would do anything to ensure campus safety.
'These laws won't protect anyone,' said Jessica Jin, who helped to organise the protest, 'The campus doesn't want them.It's absurd. So, I thought, we have to fight absurdity with absurdity.'
Texas will be one of eight states to pass the campus-carry bill. There is a clause which allows private universities to opt out, but public universities will only have the option to designate a few 'gun free' zones.
Given the choice between which kind of rod to pack, we know which one we'd choose.