Republicans seem to mock gun violence victims by wearing pearls as they testify

Advocates said message male lawmakers conveyed at bill hearing was clear: opponents of gun violence were clutching their pearls A group of male Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire have come under criticism for a stunt that gun control advocates say was demeaning to victims of gun violence: donning pearl necklaces to apparently mock those testifying in front of them. In a hearing in the New Hampshire house of representatives on Tuesday for a bill that would make it easier to restrict access to guns for people who pose an immediate threat to themselves or others, a number of Republican male legislators turned up wearing pearls. Advocates from the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America said the message …