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Congresswoman Gets Death Threats Over Gun Control Bill

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She said law enforcement is investigating the matter and so she won't comment further.

In her statement, Maloney said she's proud of her work to stem gun violence and strongly supports President Obama's gun control initiatives. "100,000 Americans are injured by guns every year," she said. "Carrying insurance is the responsible thing to do."

"Given all the acts of gun violence we have seen in the past two years, the shootings in Aurora and Newtown, the attack on my friend and colleague Gabby Gifford (sic), I take the threat of more gun violence very seriously," the congresswoman continued. "But it is not something that I will allow to stop me from doing my work."