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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2005 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%

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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