POLITICS
03/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kirsten Gillibrand, New York's New Democratic Senator, Says She Keeps 2 Rifles Under Her Bed

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who argues her pro-gun stance aims to protect hunters' rights and the Second Amendment, last week said she and her husband, Jonathan, keep two rifles under their bed to protect their upstate home.

Gillibrand said 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."

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