Which means you can legally own more guns than sex toys in the Lone Star State.
Texas has some unusual laws on the books, but maybe none quite so strange as this: It is illegal to possess or promote the use of six or more dildos in the state. The sex toy law was first passed in 1973. Lawmakers in the current legislative session have dealt with a variety of odd issues, but not this one.
The law also labels the sex toy as an “obscene device” and declares it a crime if someone “possesses six or more obscene devices or identical or similar obscene articles is presumed to possess them with intent to promote the same.”
But, there’s no exemption for the enthusiastic collector or a group like “Cocks Not Glocks,” which staged an anti-campus carry law rally last year. Which means you can legally own more guns than sex toys in the Lone Star State.
No one was prosecuted after the rally for handing out the dildos, and a federal appeals court overturned the statute about a decade ago. But, thus far during the ongoing legislative session in Austin, lawmakers have paid scant attention to taking it off the books.
Which may not be a bad thing, as Texas has bigger problems than people having sex toys.
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