But they didn't have to.
State troopers are confiscating tampons, maxi pads and other potential projectiles from those who are entering the Texas capitol to watch the debate and vote on a controversial anti-abortion bill. Guns, however, which are typically permitted in the state capitol, are still being allowed.Because, you know, tampons are dangerous.
Of course Twitter exploded. #FamousTamponQuotes is still going strong this morning.
"You should never bring a tampon to a gunfight" #FamousTamponQuotes— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) July 13, 2013
I found this and wonder what the state troopers would have thought of it.
It's a real instructional thingy, with video and all.
I liked this instruction:
Do not use tampons that have been worn. This is unhygienic and the expanded tampons will clog the gun barrel.
The bill passed as expected.
h/t to commenter Pseudz for the title