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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2005 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Larry Craig 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
James DeMint 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Ron Paul 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
James Talent 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
Todd Akin 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 75%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Leonard Boswell 75%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 75%
Dan Burton 75%
Chris Cannon 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 75%
Barbara Cubin 75%
Geoff Davis 75%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 75%
John Doolittle 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
Tom Feeney 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 75%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 75%
Joel Hefley 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
John Nathan Hostettler 75%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Duncan Hunter 75%
William Jefferson 75%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
Ric Keller 75%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 75%
Ron Lewis 75%
Don Manzullo 75%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 75%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 75%
Alan Mollohan 75%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
Jack Murtha 75%
Marilyn Musgrave 75%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 75%
Robert William Ney 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 75%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 75%
Todd Platts 75%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 75%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 75%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
Jim Ryun 75%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Tom Tancredo 75%
Gene Taylor 75%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 75%
Zach Wamp 75%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 75%
Heather Wilson 75%
David Wu 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
Dave Obey 67%
Gary Ackerman 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
Charlie Bass 50%
Bob Beauprez 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
Henry Bonilla 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 50%
Dan Boren 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Chris Chocola 50%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 50%
Randall Cunningham 50%
Artur Davis 50%
Lincoln Davis 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
Thomas DeLay 50%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Elton Gallegly 50%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
Paul Gillmor 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
Mark Green 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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