Monday, February 16, 2009
New York’s newest senator, Kristin Gillibrand, keeps two rifles under her bed.
Hillary Clinton’s personal choice to replace her in the U.S. senate seat made the shocking revelation through her chief of staff, Jess Fassler, in an e-mail. Gillibrand won one of the rifles in a raffle at a county fair while campaigning.
New York state does not require anyone to register rifles.
A staunch gun nut, Kristin Gillibrand says neither she nor her husband is a hunter and in a general discussion of gun control said, “If I want to protect my family, if I want to have a weapon in the home, that should be my right.”
Gillibrand enjoys a perfect 100 ranking from the National Rifle Association.
Editors Note: In the wake of the media firestorm surrounding this story, Gillibrand issued a statement today claiming the rifles have now been moved to a safe location. No further details were provided.