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Thu Mar 21, 2019, 02:00 PM

Gun control advocate criticizes Republicans for wearing pearl necklaces during hearing

The leader of a gun control advocacy group criticized male Republican state lawmakers in New Hampshire for wearing pearl necklaces during a hearing for a bill that would allow courts to restrict some people from having guns.

Other critics on social media accused the men of insensitivity and sexism, saying the politicians thought gun control activists were "clutching their pearls" in outrage, The Washington Post reported.

GOP state Rep. David Welch, who wore one of the necklaces, told the New Hampshire Union Leader the pearls were handed out by the Women's Defense League of New Hampshire, which opposes gun-control measures, including the bill at the center of Tuesday's hearing. Kimberly Morin, the leader of the Women's Defense League, told the newspaper its members have been wearing the necklaces at such hearings since 2016, when it showed support for a bill allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

She said the pearls are worn "in defense of women's rights."

"We are moms just like they are only on different sides," Morin told the newspaper.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gop-lawmakers-wear-pearls-gun-control-new-hampshire-republicans-pearl-necklaces-hearing/

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Charlie Mike Mar 2019 #1
Solesurvivor Mar 2019 #2
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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 02:08 PM

1. Feminists should be given a pearl necklace.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 02:12 PM

2. Am i the only one that didn't think of clutching pearls when i heard they wore them?

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 03:00 PM

3. The one and only!...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 05:08 PM

4. Hey Morin- fugg you

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 05:18 PM

5. Hey! How did you know my hyphenated surname is Morin-fugg?! Irish-Prussian, it be...

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