New Hampshire may be a constitutional carry state, but that doesn’t mean gun rights aren’t under attack there, as they are in so many other places around the country. The legislature is currently considering HB 687, an extreme risk protection order or “red flag” bill that would enable due-process-free confiscation of firearms.
Earlier this week, legislators held hearings on the bill, during which some of them wore strings of pearls. As Townhall’s Beth Baumann writes:
According to the Washington Post, the legislators’ motives were easy to see. “The implication was clear, they said: These politicians thought gun-control activists were “clutching their pearls” in overwrought and self-righteous outrage — and, specifically, female outrage.”
“It really is shameful to behave that way when your constituents are being brave enough to share their stories,” Watts told WaPo. “They clearly did not come to this hearing with open minds or compassion for their constituents.”
Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts took to Twitter to spark the mob outrage:
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 5, 2019
Watts loves to make everything the pro-2A side says or does appear to be a personal attack. To her, anyone who stands up for their rights is an “extremist” or a “gun bully.” But as with so many things having to do with firearms, Mayor Moneybags‘ head hoplophobic harridan got it all wrong.
The legislators weren’t mocking her, they were supporting the right to keep and bear arms. The pearls were, in fact, given to the legislators by members of the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire.
— Kimberly Morin (@Conservativeind) March 5, 2019
No matter what the narcissistic doyenne of civilian disarmament apparently thinks, not everything that happens regarding Second Amendment freedoms has to do with her.
But the timing of the kerfuffle is good, PR-wise. The Women’s Defense League is planning to hold gun rights rally on the steps of the state house tomorrow afternoon. Here’s their press release:
The Women’s Defense League Holds 5th Annual Gun Rights Rally
The Women’s Defense League will be holding their 5th Annual ‘Gun Rights Are Women’s Rights Rally’ at the State House in Concord on Saturday, March 9th from noon to 3 PM.
The Women’s Defense League made history several years ago when they held the first ever 2nd Amendment Rally organized and run by women in the State of New Hampshire.
At a time when our 2nd Amendment Rights are being trampled on by legislators in Concord, in one of the safest states in the country, this rally is more important than ever to show solidarity for our fundamental human right to self defense that is protected by both the New Hampshire Constitution and the United States Constitution.
Lawmakers in New Hampshire have decided to partner with out-of-state gun control extremists in order to push draconian and destructive gun control laws that will only harm law-abiding citizens.
New Hampshire has a long-standing history of supporting the 2nd Amendment Rights of its citizens. Despite the false narratives and lies that have recently been spun about the Granite State, a majority continue to support those rights.
The rally has grown in size each year and we expect that to be no different this year.
If you’re planning to be there, wear your pearls. Watts will no doubt be clutching hers.
Here’s a photo of @WDLNH members wearing pearls at a pro-gun event (with no @MomsDemand ppl in attendance) as a symbol of pro-#2A support….TWO YEARS AGO.https://t.co/bozTGTcBKe#NHPollitics @NHDems @NHGOP pic.twitter.com/d80273qpnq
— NH Journal (@NewHampJournal) March 7, 2019