February 18, 2009
Discussion Topic: Senator Gillibrand Relocates Rifles
By Dave Hurteau
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has moved the two rifles that she kept under the bed to protect her upstate New York home, her spokesman said Monday.
"Given that the location of the guns has been disclosed, they have been moved for security reasons," Gillibrand's spokesman Matt Canter said. . . .
He also said Gillibrand, mother of a 5-year-old and an infant, kept the ammunition separate from the empty guns, then later called to add that the rifles were locked in a case stored under the bed. She had refused to describe her gun safety measures.
Gun-control activists questioned the safety of placing guns under a bed where children can find them and burglars look first. The National Rifle Association said it is up to gun owners to safely store weapons.