From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
More Democrats are saying they might offer a primary challenge to Kirsten Gillibrand, and that is going to make her line to walk on guns even finer as 2010 approaches.
The pro-gun Upstate Democrat met yesterday with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The Brady Campaign called it a "good start," adding that it "will be working with her to draft, advance and enact gun violence prevention legislation."
"Yesterday, the Chair of our Board of Trustees, Michael Wolkowitz, and I met with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to discuss a number of issues related to gun violence prevention. We felt the meeting was a good start toward what we hope will be a strong and productive relationship helping to strengthen our gun laws and keep dangerous weapons away from dangerous people. Senator Gillibrand expressed particular interest in combating illegal gun trafficking, and we will be working with her to draft, advance and enact gun violence prevention legislation.
"I'm hopeful that Senator Gillibrand will be a key leader in the United States Senate on these issues. Gun violence kills 30,000 and injures another 70,000 Americans each year, including deaths of more than a thousand New Yorkers."