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Response to Danmel (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 08:42 AM

33. This isn't what it appears

Only one problem: Shannon Watts was completely wrong.

“We were given the pearls by the Women’s Defense League,” Rep. Scott Wallace told NHJournal. “They ask us to wear them as a sign of support. And not just the guys. Women legislators were wearing them, too.”

Pro-2A lawmakers, male and female, wear pearls at the request of the NH Women’s Defense League.

Kimberly Morin, president of the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire, confirmed Wallace’s account.

“Several years ago during a hearing on the issue of constitutional carry — ironically in the same hall — the Women’s Defense League testified,” Morin said. “We were dressed in business suits, business professional attire, and a few of us happened to be wearing pearls. Ever since then, we made pearls a symbol of the women’s Defense League and supporting women’s rights, the Second Amendment, and being against gun control”

In fact, Morin notes, when Gov. Chris Sununu signed the constitutional carry bill two years ago, he was given a string of pearls by the Women’s Defense League.

Lots of pearls at the signing of the “constitutional carry” bill in 2017.


Now, it’s easy to see how wearing pearls to support a woman’s right to keep and bear arms in self defense could be confusing. So it’s entirely possible that Watts and other anti-gun activists simply jumped the gun (pardon the pun) and mistakenly smeared these GOP lawmakers as insensitive oafs who mocked grieving mothers. It could all be a simple misunderstanding.

Except it’s not. When the Union-Leader’s Dave Solomon caught up with Watts and explained the symbolism and its source, Shannon Watts continued to repeat her clearly untrue claim that Republicans were mocking grieving moms.

“These lawmakers decided to wear symbols that essentially mocked the process,” she said.


https://www.insidesources.com/no-n-h-gop-legislators-did-not-wear-pearls-to-mock-grieving-mothers-and-shannon-watts-knows-it/

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