Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2001-2002 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson 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-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 0%
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. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 0%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez 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 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
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-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
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%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
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 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel 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 Other 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 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 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 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
John Breaux 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Lincoln Chafee 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 77%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 0%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 0%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Mary Landrieu 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Matheson 0%
Robert Matsui 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 0%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 0%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 0%
Ike Skelton 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
Nick Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 0%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 0%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 0%
Mark Udall 0%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 0%

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