Several death threats were phoned into Congressmember Carolyn Maloney’s New York office on Tuesday after the media reported her support of a bill requiring gun owners to carry liability insurance, according to a statement from the politician.
Interns working in the office answered the calls and were “understandably shaken” by the threats, she said.
Law enforcement is investigating the threats.
Maloney has also supported legislation against gun trafficking and straw purchases, and said the calls won’t deter her.
But she is taking the threats seriously, particularly after the shooting of her friend and former Congressmember Gabby Giffords.
“I am proud of my work to help curb gun violence. I strongly support the comprehensive package of gun reforms proposed by the Obama Administration and I have authored two common sense pieces of legislation aimed at keeping our communities safer,” said Maloney.
“I take the threat of more gun violence very seriously, she added. “But it is not something that I will allow to stop me from doing my work.”
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