The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms
Things got a bit heated during a Joint Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee hearing in Massachusetts Thursday after a State Representative proved that many Democrats still lack a basic understanding of our Second Amendment.
The hearing, which largely focused on the various gun measures facing the state legislature this session, was attended by more than a 100 Bay Staters.
With such a heavy mix of anti-gunners and Second Amendment advocates, there were sure to be some sparks. However, things didn’t really catch fire until Democratic Rep. Marjorie Decker threw out this gem.
“It is a privilege that we allow individuals to hold onto something that causes harm and death. It is a privilege to have a car license, it is a privilege to have a gun license,” she claimed.
The comment, unsurprisingly, exasperated gun rights activists in the room.
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