Democrat Zephyr Teachout in a radio interview on Tuesday said she opposes the gun-control legislation known as the SAFE Act, a signature law pushed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“There’s a bunch of reasons: I come from a family where everybody hunts,” Teachout said in an interview on The Capitol Pressroom. “My brother hunts. All my brothers in law hunts. My dad hunts. I’ve always been around guns.”

She added that she remains supportive of background checks.

Teachout is running for the 19th congressional district, a largely rural Hudson Valley House seat that has been a battleground district since 2012.

When running for governor in 2014, Teachout had indicated she was concerned with the way in which the measure was approved in 2013. Teachout had said she would have left the measure intact should she be elected.

“The way in which it was passed, this really rushed message of necessity, I thought was deeply disrespectful,” Teachout said on Tuesday. “It felt like it was more focused on sending a message.”

The SAFE Act, which drew together a package of gun control measures that had been proposed in the Legislature over the years, was approved in 2013 in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting.