Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2002 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 92%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 92%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 92%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 17%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 92%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 92%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 92%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 92%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 92%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 92%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 92%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 92%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 17%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 92%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 92%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 17%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 92%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 92%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 92%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 92%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 92%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 92%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 83%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 92%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 92%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 92%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 92%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 92%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 92%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 17%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 92%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 92%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 92%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 92%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 92%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 92%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 92%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 92%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 33%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 92%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 33%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 92%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 67%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 92%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 92%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 92%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 92%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 92%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 92%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 92%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 92%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 92%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 67%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 83%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 25%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 92%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 17%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 8%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 92%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 92%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 92%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 92%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 67%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 92%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 92%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 92%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 92%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 92%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 92%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 92%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 92%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 42%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 92%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 92%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 92%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 92%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 50%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 92%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 92%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 92%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 58%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 92%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 92%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 92%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 92%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 92%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 92%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 92%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 92%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 92%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 17%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 92%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 92%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 92%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 92%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 75%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 92%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 92%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 58%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 92%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 92%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 17%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 92%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 83%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 92%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 92%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Todd Akin 92%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Wayne Allard 92%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 17%
Cass Ballenger 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 92%
Max Baucus 67%
Bob Beauprez 92%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Leonard Boswell 92%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 92%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Max Burns 92%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 92%
Dennis Cardoza 17%
Jean Carnahan 0%
Brad Carson 92%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Chris Chocola 92%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 17%
Norm Coleman 92%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
Christopher Cox 92%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 92%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 92%
Lincoln Davis 92%
Thomas Davis III 42%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 92%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Norm Dicks 0%
Elizabeth Dole 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 92%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 100%
David Dreier 92%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
Philip English 92%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 92%
Tom Feeney 92%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Ernest Fletcher 92%
Mark Foley 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
Barney Frank 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 92%
John Ganske 42%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 92%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 75%
Porter Goss 83%
Mark Green 92%
James Greenwood 25%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 92%
Melissa Hart 92%
J. Dennis Hastert 92%
Robert Hayes 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 92%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
David Lee Hobson 92%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 92%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 83%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 25%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 92%
Henry Hyde 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
William Janklow 92%
William Jefferson 17%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Christopher John 100%
Nancy Johnson 17%
Tim Johnson 92%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Ric Keller 92%
Sue Kelly 75%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 92%
James Kolbe 83%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Ray LaHood 92%
Nicholas Lampson 92%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 92%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 92%
Ron Lewis 92%
John Linder 92%
William Lipinski 0%
William Luther 0%
James Maloney 0%
Don Manzullo 92%
Jim Marshall 92%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 92%
James McCrery III 92%
John McHugh 92%
Scott McInnis 92%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 0%
Constance Morella 0%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 92%
Sue Myrick 92%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 67%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
James Nussle 92%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 92%
Thomas William Osborne 92%
Doug Ose 25%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 92%
Ron Paul 92%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
David Phelps 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 92%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 92%
Deborah Pryce 42%
Jack Quinn 25%
George Radanovich 92%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 83%
Denny Rehberg 92%
Richard Renzi 92%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 92%
Ciro Rodriguez 42%
Mike Ross 92%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 92%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 92%
Jim Saxton 75%
Edward Schrock 92%
John Shadegg 92%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
Christopher Shays 0%
Donald Sherwood 92%
Ronnie Shows 92%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 92%
Ike Skelton 92%
Gordon Smith 67%
Nick Smith 92%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 92%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 92%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 92%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 92%
John Sununu 92%
John Sweeney 92%
James Talent 92%
Tom Tancredo 75%
John Tanner 92%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
William Tauzin 92%
Charles Taylor 92%
Gene Taylor 92%
William Thomas 92%
Karen Thurman 83%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 92%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 92%
John Warner 17%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 92%
W. Curtis Weldon 75%
Gerald Weller 83%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 92%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 50%

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