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NY Congresswoman Receives Death Threats

by Associated Press
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Gun control legislation leads to death threats for a New York congresswoman

A New York congresswoman says she's received death threats over her proposed gun control legislation.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney said she's received three menacing phone calls - about one hour apart - at her Manhattan office Tuesday night.  She said all three referred to gun control legislation that she had introduced on Friday. The bill would require weapons owners to hold liability insurance.

All the calls were answered by her staffers.The Democratic congresswoman told the Daily News that she was so disturbed by the calls that she canceled a public appearance that evening.

She said "you have to take these things seriously." Despite the threats, Maloney said she's moving forward with the legislation.  The NYPD said is investigating the threats.

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