Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2000 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 92%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 92%
Brian Baird 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 8%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 92%
Charlie Bass 92%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 92%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 33%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 8%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 83%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 92%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 92%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 92%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
Ed Bryant 92%
Conrad Burns 92%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 0%
Herbert Callahan 92%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 92%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 92%
Chris Cannon 92%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 25%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 75%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 92%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 92%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
John Cooksey 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
Christopher Cox 92%
William Coyne 0%
Robert Cramer 92%
Philip Crane 92%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
Barbara Cubin 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
James Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 42%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 92%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 92%
Peter Deutsch 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 42%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Julian Dixon 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 42%
David Dreier 92%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 92%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 92%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
Philip English 92%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 92%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Ernest Fletcher 92%
Mark Foley 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
Barney Frank 0%
Robert Franks 17%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 17%
William Frist 92%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 92%
John Ganske 17%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 92%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 92%
Bart Gordon 75%
Slade Gorton 92%
Porter Goss 67%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 92%
Rodney Grams 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 92%
Mark Green 92%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 92%
James Greenwood 25%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 92%
Tony Hall 0%
James Hansen 92%
J. Dennis Hastert 92%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 92%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 92%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
Baron Hill 92%
Van Hilleary 92%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 92%
Maurice Hinchey 42%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 17%
David Lee Hobson 92%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 92%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Stephen Horn 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 92%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 17%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 92%
Henry Hyde 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Christopher John 92%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
Nancy Johnson 17%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 92%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
Sue Kelly 75%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 17%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 92%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 92%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Steven Kuykendall 17%
Jon Kyl 92%
John LaFalce 0%
Ray LaHood 92%
Nicholas Lampson 92%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 92%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 17%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 92%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Rick Lazio 25%
James Leach 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
Jerry Lewis 92%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 92%
Joe Lieberman 0%
John Linder 92%
William Lipinski 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 92%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 92%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 92%
Dick Lugar 33%
William Luther 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
James Maloney 0%
Don Manzullo 92%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
Frank Mascara 92%
Robert Matsui 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
Bill McCollum 83%
James McCrery III 92%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
John McHugh 92%
Scott McInnis 92%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 92%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 92%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 67%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 92%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 92%
David Minge 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
John Moakley 0%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 92%
Constance Morella 0%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 92%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 17%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 92%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 42%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 92%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Doug Ose 17%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 92%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
Ron Paul 92%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
John Peterson 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 92%
David Phelps 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 92%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 92%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 92%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
Deborah Pryce 42%
Jack Quinn 17%
George Radanovich 92%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
James Ramstad 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
Ralph Regula 92%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 92%
Bob Riley 92%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 0%
Charles Robb 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 42%
Timothy Roemer 0%
James Rogan 42%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 92%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 92%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 17%
William Roth, Jr. 67%
Steve Rothman 0%
Marge Roukema 17%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 92%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 92%
Jim Ryun 92%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 92%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 0%
Jim Saxton 67%
Joe Scarborough 92%
Robert Schaffer 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 92%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 92%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
Donald Sherwood 92%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 92%
Ronnie Shows 92%
E.G. Shuster 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 92%
Norman Sisisky 92%
Joseph Skeen 92%
Ike Skelton 92%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 67%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 17%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 92%
Nick Smith 92%
Olympia Snowe 83%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mark Souder 92%
Floyd Spence 92%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 92%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bob Stump 100%
Bart Stupak 42%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 92%
Tom Tancredo 67%
John Tanner 92%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
William Tauzin 92%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 92%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 92%
Craig Thomas 92%
William Thomas 92%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 42%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 92%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
Karen Thurman 83%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 92%
Ed Towns 0%
James Traficant, Jr. 92%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 92%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 17%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 42%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 92%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 92%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 92%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
Wesley Watkins 92%
Mel Watt 0%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 92%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 92%
W. Curtis Weldon 67%
Gerald Weller 92%
Robert Wexler 0%
Bob Weygand 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
Heather Wilson 92%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 83%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 33%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%

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