Sunday, Newsday reported that Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) keeps two rifles under her bed in her upstate New York home:

WASHINGTON – – 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.

(my bold)

Monday, Newday reported that:

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.

Why did Gillibrand remove the guns from under her bed? Was it because she was stupid, telling her local crooks that she had guns and where to find them so they could steal them and use them against the people she represents?

I think a better question is why did she feel the need to disclose that she had guns. Was it because she felt the need to cater to the NRA? And why the location –  under her bed – has she received threats? Perhaps she was trying to reach out to all New Yorkers, to show she is one of them. If so, what does that say about her perceptions of the residents of the state of New York?

What do you think?



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