Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2006 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 50%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 50%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Jane Harman 0%
Robert Hayes 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
Darlene Hooley 50%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 50%
Tim Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 50%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
Brad Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 50%
Ken Salazar 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
Jean Schmidt 100%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 50%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 100%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 50%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 50%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 50%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 50%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 50%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 50%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 50%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 50%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 50%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 50%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 50%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 50%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
NA President Barack Obama II D 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 50%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 50%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 50%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 50%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 50%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
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 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 100%
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 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
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 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 50%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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