As a Houston lawyer specializing in consumer law Steve Mostyn has seen it all—from the tragic effects of insurance fraud to terrifying impact of unsafe drugs and medical devices. Steve Mostyn also knows not every case can be solved in the courtroom alone, but often demand wider and broader advocacy.
Americans for Responsible Solutions is a group stepping up to this enormous responsibility when it comes to preventing gun violence and advocating for responsible gun ownership. Founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, a retired Navy Captain and astronaut, Americans for Responsible Solutions supports gun ownership and the Second Amendment, but advocates for federal and state laws to better curb gun violence.
With approximately 30,000 Americans dying from gun violence each year, Americans for Responsible Solutions believes steps, such as requiring background checks at gun shows and online, would not impede the rights of Americans, yet it would provide a better system for keeping guns out of the hands of convicted felons and others who are at high risk for gun violence.
Steve Mostyn has acted as treasurer of the political action committee since it was formed in 2013 and believes it provides a balanced counterpoint to the positions of well-known groups such as the National Rifle Association (NRA).
As Steve told POLITICO in 2013, “I’m a gun-owner, but I’m also a father of a five-year-old who I take to school everyday. We aren’t anti-gun, but we also aren’t anti-common sense.”