Starting today and continuing for a week, Alabama Sex Toy Freedom Fighter Sherri Williams is offering sex toys in exchange for guns. Williams owns the Alabama sex store chain known as Pleasures which has recently been in the news for opening the world’s first drive-up window.
Customers can bring in a gun in any condition to trade for an adult toy. Williams says all guns that were used in a crime will be handed over to authorities while all others will be placed in an auction for sale on the store’s website.
The promotion capitalizes on the fact that the sale of sex toys in Alabama is a crime, while the sale of guns is legal. A sex toy is defined as “any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.”
While there used to be a number of states that banned the sale of sex toys, Maggie McNeil has pointed out that the 5th Circuit has overturned such laws in a several states and after browsing the net I get the impression that if any such laws exist in other states, they are not strictly enforced (as they apparently aren’t in Alabama).
Of course, the fact that the law is still on the books in Alabama and has been upheld in both state and federal courts means that prosecution is possible. It would definitely be a quick way for a prosecutor to earn a lifetime membership in the Sex Hysteria Hall of Shame.
Disclaimer: My highlighting the irony of the law in Alabama should not be construed to mean that I am an advocate of gun control.