Rep. Birmingham spoke in favor of a bill to prevent the sale to minors of firearms, dangerous weapons, or ammunition.
The Public Safety Committee recommended rejection of the bill. However, the House on March 2 voted to refuse to reject the bill.
Rep. Abraham B. Cassin of Boston argued against rejecting the bill, saying that the bill merely added to the present law the provisions that it is limited to any minor who does not display a license to carry firearms.
Rep. George F. Brooks of Worcester declared that the bill would prevent a father from taking his son with him on a hunting trip.
Rep. Isadore H. Fox of Boston said that the safety of Massachusetts citizens was more important than the convenience of a father on a hunting trip.