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John Forbes Kerry's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Guns

Office: U.S. Secretary of State, Democratic

Guns

2012 Gun Owners of America - Key Votes Alignment on Gun Rights - Federal Vote Scorecard - 112th Congress 2nd Session 0%
2012 Gun Owners of America - Ratings on Gun Rights - Elected to 113th Congress [12/2012] 0%
2011 Gun Owners of America - Key Votes Alignment on Gun Rights - Federal Vote Scorecard - 112th Congress, First Session 0%
2010 Gun Owners of America - Congressional Ratings on Gun Rights [04/2010] 9%
2009 Gun Owners of America - Positions on Gun Rights F-
2008 National Rifle Association - Candidate Positions on Gun Rights 0%
2007 Gun Owners of America - Positions on Gun Rights F-
2006 Gun Owners of America - Positions 100%
2005 Gun Owners of America - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Gun Owners of America - Positions 10%
2003 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Lifetime Score 100%
2003 Gun Owners of America - Positions on Gun Rights F
2003 Gun Owners of America - Positions 10%
2002 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Lifetime Score 100%
2002 National Rifle Association - Lifetime Score 0%
2001-2002 Gun Owners of America - Positions on Gun Rights 0%
1999-2000 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Gun Owners of America - Positions on Gun Rights 0%
1993-1994 National Rifle Association - Positions 0%
1991-2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Lifetime Score (U.S. Senate) 90%
1990-1993 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence - Positions 100%
1988-2008 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Lifetime Score (U.S. House) 100%
1987-1999 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Positions 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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