Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Wednesday that threats against her life are not going to stop her from fighting for stronger gun safety legislation.
The congresswoman's Upper East Side office said they received received four phone calls involving death threats.
Maloney said that while she's taking the situation seriously, especially in light of the attack on Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, they will not stop her from backing the gun safety bills.
"I feel more determined. Absolutely," Maloney said. "I think there's been a sea change in America after the terrible massacre of 20 young innocent children. There's a demand that we take common sense steps to protect our citizens from gun violence."
The proposed measures include tougher penalties for gun trafficking and required liability insurance for gun owners.