Peter Welch on Gun Control



Ban assault weapons, for comprehensive background checks

Welch said even the Protecting Our Kids Act is not enough, but it is necessary to compromise to pass any gun safety legislation at all. Welch supports banning assault weapons and comprehensive background checks, neither of which are included in the act. "Even if it's an extremely modest step--well short of the things I've supported--it's worth it to take this step now that we can and make the progress now that we can," Welch said.
Source: VTDigger on 2022 Vermont Senate race , Jun 8, 2022

100 percent National Rife Association record

Peter’s record reflects his respect for the outdoor traditions of Vermont. Peter was the lead sponsor of legislation creating Hunter Appreciation Day, the first of its kind in the nation, has a 100 percent National Rife Association (NRA) record and was the Vermont Association of Snowmobile Trails (VAST) legislator of the year. He will take to Washington a strong support for protecting and enhancing public access to our forests, our rivers, and our lakes for generations to enjoy.
Source: 2006 House campaign website, welchforcongress.com, “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Welch voted YEA the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".