President Barack Hussein Obama II's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Current Office: President, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Michelle; 2 Children: Malia, Sasha
Birth Date: 08/04/1961
Birth Place: Honolulu, HI
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: United Church of Christ
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Guns

2012 Grass Roots North Carolina - Candidate Positions on Gun Rights 0% 2012 Gun Owners' Action League - Positions on Gun Rights [Incumbents] 0% 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Federal Assault Weapons Ban (Presidential Score) F 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Guns in Public (Presidential Score) F 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Leadership (Presidential Score) F 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Standing Up to the Gun Lobby (Presidential Score) F 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Gun Trafficking Score (Presidential Score) F 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Brady Background Checks (Presidential Score) F 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Gun Show Loophole (Presidential Score) F 2008 Montana Shooting Sports Association - Positions on Gun Rights F 2007 Gun Owners of America - Positions on Gun Rights F 2006 Gun Owners of America - Positions 100% 2005 Gun Owners of America - Positions 0% 2004 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Lifetime Score F 2002 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Lifetime Score F 1998-1999 Illinois State Rifle Association - Positions on Gun Rights F 1998 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Positions on Gun Rights F

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