Gillibrand Sleeps With Guns Under Her Bed

Senator says it should be her right

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.

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