Public Safety

Zephyr Teachout has a balanced approach to gun safety that protects 2nd amendment rights while addressing very real problem of gun violence in America.

Zephyr grew up in in a gun-owning household, and understands that the vast majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens who use and store their firearms responsibly. But far too many guns wind up in the hands of those who should not have them—as evidenced by the 30,000 Americans killed by guns every year. She has been a consistent critic of the SAFE Act, and believes that sensible gun reforms would greatly improve public safety.

In Congress, Zephyr would be a voice for cooperation and common sense on gun safety by:

  • Creating an open dialogue about gun safety with constituents in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills.

  • Advocating for stronger Universal Background Checks and closing the Gun Show Loophole.

  • Working to close the “Terror Gap” that enables domestic terror suspects to legally purchase firearms in America.

  • Improving mental health services to address of the root causes of mass shootings and protect innocent American lives.

  • Removing the ban that prevents the CDC from researching gun-violence we we can understand the root causes of this public health epidemic.