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Gillibrand Sleeps With Guns Under Her Bed

Senator says it should be her right

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    Gillibrand Sleeps With Guns Under Her Bed
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    If the bed bugs are biting, Gillibrand can just pull out a rifle.

    Kirsten Gillibrand and her husband sleep with two guns under the bed in their upstate home, according to a report.

    The recently appointed senator told Newsday that they have two rifles. They also have two young children.

    "If I want to protect my family, if I want to have a weapon in the home, that should be my right," Gillibrand told Newsday.

    One of her aides said Gillibrand won one of the two rifles in a raffle at a county fair.

    Things should get interesting next week when Gillibrand visits the Long Island, home of Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, a gun-control activist and possible challenger in the 2010 primary for the senate seat.