Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2005 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 75%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 25%
Rob Andrews 25%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 0%
Bob Beauprez 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 75%
Eric Cantor 50%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Julia Carson 25%
Edward Case 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Chris Chocola 50%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 50%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 25%
Barbara Cubin 75%
Randall Cunningham 50%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 75%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 25%
Thomas DeLay 50%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 25%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 75%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 25%
Terry Everett 50%
Tom Feeney 75%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 25%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 25%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 50%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
Jane Harman 25%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 75%
Joel Hefley 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 75%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Duncan Hunter 75%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 25%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 75%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 25%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 50%
Tom Lantos 25%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 75%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 50%
John McHugh 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 25%
Michael McNulty 25%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
Brad Miller 25%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jack Murtha 75%
Marilyn Musgrave 75%
Sue Myrick 50%
Ben Nelson 0%
Robert William Ney 75%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 75%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 67%
John Olver 25%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Thomas William Osborne 50%
Major Owens 25%
Michael Oxley 25%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 25%
John Peterson 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 75%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 50%
George Radanovich 50%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 25%
Denny Rehberg 50%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 25%
Jim Ryun 75%
Martin Olav Sabo 25%
Ken Salazar 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 50%
John Schwarz 50%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 0%
Donald Sherwood 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 50%
Mike Sodrel 50%
Hilda Solis 25%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 25%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 50%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 50%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 50%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 75%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 75%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 50%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Ed Towns 25%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 25%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 75%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 25%
Anthony Weiner 25%
David Weldon 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 25%
Gerald Weller 50%
Robert Wexler 25%
Heather Wilson 75%
Lynn Woolsey 25%
David Wu 75%
Albert Wynn 25%
Bill Young 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 25%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 25%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 50%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 25%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 25%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 25%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 25%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 25%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 25%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 25%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 25%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 25%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 25%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 25%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 25%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 50%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 50%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 25%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 25%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 25%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 25%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 25%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 75%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 25%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 25%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 25%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 25%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 25%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 25%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 25%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 25%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 50%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 25%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 25%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 25%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 25%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 25%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 25%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 25%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 25%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 25%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 25%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 25%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 25%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 25%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 25%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 25%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 25%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 25%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 25%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 25%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 25%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 25%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 25%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 25%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 25%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 75%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 25%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 25%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 50%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 25%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 25%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 25%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 25%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 25%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 25%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 25%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 25%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 25%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 50%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 25%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 25%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 25%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 25%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 25%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 25%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 25%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 25%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 50%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 50%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 50%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 50%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 75%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 50%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 50%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 50%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 50%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 75%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 50%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 50%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 50%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 50%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 75%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 50%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 50%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 50%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 75%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 75%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 75%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 50%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 75%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 50%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 75%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 75%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 75%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 50%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 50%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 50%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 50%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 50%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 50%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 75%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 75%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 75%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 25%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 75%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 50%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 25%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 50%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 50%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 75%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 50%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 50%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 50%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 75%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 75%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 50%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 75%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 50%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 75%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 50%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 50%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 50%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 50%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 50%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 50%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 75%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 75%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 50%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 75%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 75%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 50%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 50%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 75%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 50%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 50%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 75%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 75%

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