The same day that new loosened gun laws went into effect in Texas, TikToker @Coasterlvl500 shared a now-viral video of her classmate shopping online for guns during class.
“[Trigger warning]. Anyways can’t say to die,” the caption readers along with hashtags referencing school shootings. “It’s the only second week of school in America for me,” the voiceover on the video says.
The video was posted on Wednesday and in a day garnered over 49,000 likes and 2,100 comments.
Some commenters expressed concern over potentially armed classmates. User @fagguettebaguette exclaimed, “GIRL I’M BEING SERIOUS GO TELL THE COUNSELOR.”
“[I know] this is probably just a joke but please tell someone it could save lives,” @sockcatboy added.
Others didn’t take the video as seriously. “What if they just like guns?” user @i_dont_know_maybe suggested.
The 2021 gun legislation Gov. Greg Abbott signed works in conjunction with previous laws allowing university students to open carry guns in classrooms and on school campuses. Texas adults are now allowed to open or concealed carry most types of firearms in many public spaces, including hotels, without a license or background check.
Texas joined five other states that have declared themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries,” and 19 other states with permitless or Constitutional carry laws after the new legislation went into effect on Wednesday.
The Daily Dot reached out to @jodieisemo via TikTok message for comment.
Today’s top stories
|‘Fill her up’: Bartender gives woman a glass of water when the man she’s with orders tequila shot
|‘I don’t think my store has even sold one’: Whataburger employees take picture with first customer who bought a burger box
|‘It was a template used by anyone in the company’: Travel agent’s ‘condescending’ out-of-office email reply sparks debate
|Sign up to receive the Daily Dot’s Internet Insider newsletter for urgent news from the frontline of online.