Gillibrand Moves Twin Rifles From Under Her Bed

'Security' prompts senator to relocate guns after reports
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 17, 2009 7:30 AM CST
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, center, marches with community leaders during the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade in New York, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009.    (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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(Newser) – After admitting in an interview that she and her husband kept a pair of rifles under her bed—to protect their upstate home—New York's new senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, has moved the weapons, Newsday reports. “Given that the location of the guns has been disclosed, they have been moved for security reasons,” said a rep. She keeps the guns separately from their ammunition, the spokesman noted, after gun safety activists expressed concern about the two small children in the home.

The spokesman later added that they had been locked in a case under the bed. Gillibrand’s gun ownership has made waves in pro-gun-control New York City, where one group will rally on the steps of City Hall to push her to support gun-control legislation. Records show Gillibrand has a hunting license, but her spokesman says it’s a fishing license.