Outrage as Mass. state rep says owning guns a ‘privilege’

Massachusetts State Rep. Marjorie Decker. (Snip: YouTube, MassEquality)

UPDATED: Gun owners in Massachusetts, and beyond its borders, are outraged over remarks by a Democrat Bay State legislator who said Thursday that “it is a privilege to have a gun license,” causing one conservative online news site to declare that she needs a civics lesson.

The offending remark by State Rep. Marjorie Decker, a Cambridge liberal, is spreading across social media like a California wildfire. According to the New Boston Post, Decker was at a meeting of the Public Safety Committee, which was discussing the use and regulation of firearm suppressors (“silencers”) when she remarked, “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.”

Listen to Decker’s remarks at 8:34 on the audio.




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