Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2006 Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young 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-Jr John Boozman R 92%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 83%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 92%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 67%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
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-16 Jim Costa D 42%
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-45 John Campbell III R 92%
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 17%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 92%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. 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 92%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 83%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 42%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 92%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 92%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 92%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 92%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 92%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 92%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 92%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 92%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 92%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 17%
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-Jr Jerry Moran R 92%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 92%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 92%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 92%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 100%
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 17%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger 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. House-2 Mike Michaud D 92%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 92%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 75%
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 92%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 92%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 92%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 42%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 92%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 92%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 92%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 92%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 92%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 92%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 92%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 92%
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-1 Tim Bishop D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 42%
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%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 92%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 42%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 92%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 92%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 92%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
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 67%
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-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 92%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 92%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 92%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 92%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 83%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 92%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 75%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 92%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 92%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe 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-9 Al Green D 17%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 92%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway 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 42%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 92%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 92%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 92%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 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 92%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 92%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 92%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 25%
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 33%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 67%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 92%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 92%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 75%
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 75%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 92%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 83%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 92%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 92%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 92%
Rodney Alexander 92%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
Brian Baird 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 92%
Melissa Bean 0%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 83%
Judy Biggert 83%
Brian Bilbray 67%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Henry Bonilla 92%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 58%
Dan Boren 92%
Leonard Boswell 92%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 92%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 67%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 92%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Ben Chandler III 92%
Chris Chocola 92%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Kent Conrad 25%
Jerry Costello 92%
Robert Cramer 92%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 67%
Geoff Davis 92%
Jo Ann Davis 92%
Lincoln Davis 92%
Thomas Davis III 17%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Doolittle 92%
Thelma Drake 92%
David Dreier 92%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 92%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Terry Everett 92%
Tom Feeney 100%
Michael Ferguson 17%
Bob Filner 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 83%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 92%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Jane Harman 0%
Melissa Hart 92%
J. Dennis Hastert 92%
Robert Hayes 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 92%
Maurice Hinchey 42%
David Lee Hobson 92%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 92%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 92%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 92%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Tim Johnson 92%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Ric Keller 92%
Sue Kelly 92%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 92%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 92%
Jon Kyl 92%
Ray LaHood 83%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 92%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 92%
Ron Lewis 92%
Joe Lieberman 0%
John Linder 92%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 92%
Don Manzullo 92%
Jim Marshall 92%
Thaddeus McCotter 92%
James McCrery III 92%
John McHugh 92%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 92%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jack Murtha 92%
Marilyn Musgrave 92%
Sue Myrick 92%
Ben Nelson 100%
Anne Northup 92%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
Jim Oberstar 58%
Dave Obey 75%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 92%
Ron Paul 67%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 92%
Todd Platts 92%
Richard Pombo 92%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Jon Porter, Sr. 92%
Deborah Pryce 83%
George Radanovich 92%
James Ramstad 42%
Ralph Regula 92%
Denny Rehberg 92%
Richard Renzi 92%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 92%
Rick Santorum 100%
Jim Saxton 75%
Jean Schmidt 92%
John Shadegg 92%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 0%
Donald Sherwood 92%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 92%
Ike Skelton 92%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mike Sodrel 92%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sullivan 92%
John Sweeney 92%
James Talent 92%
Tom Tancredo 92%
John Tanner 92%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 92%
Craig Thomas 92%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Walsh 83%
Zach Wamp 92%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 92%
W. Curtis Weldon 83%
Gerald Weller 92%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 92%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 67%

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