McCarthy announces she will not seek re-election

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Anti-gun New York Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy announced today that she will not seek re-election in the fall, just days after the Washington Times and other outlets reported record background checks in 2013 that signal a continued uptick in gun sales in response to attempts by the Obama administration and Congressional anti-gunners to push for tougher gun restrictions.


She famously admitted during one interview on MSNBC a few years ago that she did not know what a “barrel shroud” is, even though she was pushing legislation that banned guns with that specific feature. This came after she had repeatedly tried to deflect the question and focus on other issues. She thought it was that “shoulder thing that goes up.”

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