Gun control activists were enraged at a handful of male lawmakers wearing pearl necklaces at a gun control hearing in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
During arguments over a red flag confiscation bill, the cameras focused on the male lawmakers donning necklaces.
Like clockwork, accusations of sexism were lobbed at the lawmakers.
In the gun control activists’ view, “These politicians thought gun-control activists were “clutching their pearls” in overwrought and self-righteous outrage — and, specifically, female outrage.”
The gun control advocates, members of the rabidly anti-gun group Moms Demand Action, felt they were mocked.
The founder of Moms Demand Action, Shannon Watt said “It really is shameful to behave that way when your constituents are being brave enough to share their stories.”
Watts added, “They clearly did not come to this hearing with open minds or compassion for their constituents.”
“Red flag” confiscation orders allow family members, acquaintances, and law enforcement to obtain court orders to take away an individual’s firearms with complete disregard to due process. This legislation is the gun control flavor of the week that’s already become law in 14 states.
However, there is more to the story.
Members of the pro-gun Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire came to the defense of three lawmakers, Daryl Abbas, Scott Wallace and David Welch, who wore these pearls. Their members argued that the pearls symbolize opposition to the red flag gun confiscation scheme in question.
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