Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2010 Congressional Ratings on Gun Rights [04/2010]

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 9%
Gary Ackerman 9%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 91%
John Adler 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 18%
Todd Akin 91%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 82%
Rodney Alexander 91%
Jason Altmire 82%
Rob Andrews 18%
Michael Arcuri 27%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Michele Bachmann 82%
Spencer Bachus 82%
Brian Baird 27%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 18%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 91%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
John Barrow 55%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 82%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 18%
Melissa Bean 18%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 9%
Mark Begich 36%
Bob Bennett 73%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 55%
Judy Biggert 82%
Brian Bilbray 91%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 82%
Jeff Bingaman 18%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 18%
Tim Bishop 18%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 82%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 9%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 82%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 82%
Kit Bond 91%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 82%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
Dan Boren 82%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 64%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 91%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 55%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 82%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 9%
Bruce Braley 18%
Paul Broun 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 18%
Henry Brown, Jr. 82%
Scott Brown 73%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 18%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 73%
Ginny Brown-Waite 91%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 91%
Jim Bunning 91%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 82%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 91%
Roland Burris 18%
Dan Burton 91%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 18%
Steve Buyer 91%
Robert Byrd 18%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 91%
Dave Camp 91%
John Campbell III 82%
Eric Cantor 82%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 18%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 91%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 9%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 18%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 9%
Dennis Cardoza 36%
Russ Carnahan 45%
Christopher Carney 64%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 18%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 18%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 91%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 91%
Mike Castle 18%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 18%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 91%
Saxby Chambliss 91%
Ben Chandler III 36%
Travis Childers 91%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 9%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 9%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 18%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 9%
Howard Coble 82%
Thomas Coburn 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 55%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 73%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 18%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 82%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 18%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 91%
Kent Conrad 18%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 9%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 55%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 73%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 91%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 27%
Jerry Costello 55%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 18%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 91%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 82%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 9%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 55%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 82%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 18%
Artur Davis 27%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 18%
Geoff Davis 91%
Lincoln Davis 55%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 91%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 36%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 9%
Bill Delahunt 9%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 18%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 82%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 82%
Norm Dicks 18%
John Dingell 18%
Chris Dodd 18%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 18%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 73%
Byron Dorgan 18%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 18%
Thelma Drake 91%
David Dreier 82%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 91%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 9%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 18%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 55%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 18%
Brad Ellsworth 73%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 82%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 18%
John Ensign 91%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 91%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 9%
Bob Etheridge 18%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 91%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 9%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 9%
Russ Feingold 9%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
Bob Filner 9%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 82%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 91%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 82%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 91%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 73%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 91%
Barney Frank 9%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 18%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 91%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 36%
Elton Gallegly 82%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 91%
Jim Gerlach 82%
Gabrielle Giffords 27%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 9%
Phil Gingrey 91%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 18%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 82%
Bart Gordon 73%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 73%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 91%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 73%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 82%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 18%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 36%
Judd Gregg 55%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 9%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 91%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 18%
Kay Hagan 18%
John Hall 18%
Ralph Hall 91%
Debbie Halvorson 91%
Phil Hare 18%
Tom Harkin 18%
Jane Harman 9%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 82%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 9%
Doc Hastings 91%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 55%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 91%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 91%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 36%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 36%
Baron Hill 73%
Maurice Hinchey 27%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 18%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 9%
Paul Hodes 55%
Pete Hoekstra 64%
Thomas Holden 36%
Rush Holt, Jr. 9%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 9%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 18%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 91%
Kay Hutchison 91%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 82%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 91%
Daniel Inouye 18%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 18%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 91%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 18%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 82%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 18%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 9%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 55%
Mike Johanns 91%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 18%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 9%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 82%
Tim Johnson 91%
Timothy Johnson 36%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 91%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 82%
Steve Kagen 36%
Paul Kanjorski 36%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 18%
Ted Kaufman 18%
Patrick Kennedy 9%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 9%
Dale Kildee 18%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 18%
Mary Jo Kilroy 18%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 55%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 18%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 91%
Jack Kingston 91%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 9%
Larry Kissell 64%
Ron Klein 18%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 91%
Joseph Knollenberg 82%
Herb Kohl 9%
Suzanne Kosmas 18%
Dennis Kucinich 9%
Jon Kyl 73%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 91%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 73%
Mary Landrieu 18%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 9%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 18%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 18%
Tom Latham 82%
Steve LaTourette 82%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 91%
Frank Lautenberg 9%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 18%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 9%
Chris Lee 91%
Carl Levin 18%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 18%
Jerry Lewis 82%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 18%
Joe Lieberman 18%
Blanche Lincoln 18%
John Linder 82%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 18%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 55%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 18%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 9%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 9%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 82%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 91%
Dick Lugar 18%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 91%
Dan Lungren 73%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 18%
Connie Mack IV 82%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 9%
Don Manzullo 91%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 91%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 9%
Jim Marshall 73%
Jim Matheson 55%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 18%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 45%
Carolyn McCarthy 9%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 82%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 82%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 91%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 9%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 73%
Thaddeus McCotter 91%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 18%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 9%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 91%
Mike McIntyre 82%
Buck McKeon 82%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 82%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 18%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 9%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 18%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 55%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 9%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 18%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 64%
Mike Michaud 55%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 18%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 91%
Gary Miller 82%
George Miller 18%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 91%
Brad Miller 9%
Harry Mitchell 55%
Alan Mollohan 45%
Dennis Moore 18%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 18%
Jim Moran, Jr. 9%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 82%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 73%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 18%
Patrick Murphy 9%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 91%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 18%
Sue Myrick 91%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 9%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 18%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 18%
Ben Nelson 55%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 18%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 91%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 82%
Jim Oberstar 27%
Dave Obey 18%
John Olver 9%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 36%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 18%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 9%
Ed Pastor 9%
Ron Paul 100%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 91%
Donald Payne 18%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 9%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 82%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 18%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 64%
Tom Petri 82%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 82%
Todd Platts 91%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 91%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 91%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 9%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 91%
Mark Pryor 36%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 82%
George Radanovich 82%
Nick Rahall II 36%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 18%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 18%
Denny Rehberg 91%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 82%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 18%
Silvestre Reyes 36%
Laura Richardson 18%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 91%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 73%
Jay Rockefeller IV 18%
Ciro Rodriguez 36%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 91%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 73%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 91%
Mike Rogers 82%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 82%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 91%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 73%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 82%
Mike Ross 64%
Steve Rothman 9%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 18%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 82%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 18%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 9%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 82%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 36%
John Salazar 36%
Ken Salazar 73%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 18%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 18%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 18%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 18%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 9%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 9%
Jean Schmidt 91%
Aaron Schock 91%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 18%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 9%
Allyson Schwartz 9%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 18%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 18%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 82%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 18%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 82%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 91%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 9%
John Shadegg 82%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 18%
Carol Shea-Porter 45%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 91%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 9%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 82%
Heath Shuler 55%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 82%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 91%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 9%
Ike Skelton 55%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 9%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 18%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 82%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 18%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 82%
Olympia Snowe 18%
Vic Snyder 18%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 9%
Mark Souder 91%
Zack Space 55%
Arlen Specter 36%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 18%
John Spratt, Jr. 18%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 18%
Pete Stark 18%
Cliff Stearns 82%
Bart Stupak 64%
John Sullivan 82%
Betty Sutton 18%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 9%
Gene Taylor 55%
Lee Terry 73%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 73%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 18%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 91%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 36%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 64%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 91%
Todd Tiahrt 82%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 82%
John Tierney 9%
Ed Towns 18%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 9%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 73%
Mark Udall 18%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 18%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 82%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 9%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 9%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 18%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 100%
George Voinovich 36%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 82%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 36%
Zach Wamp 73%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 9%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 18%
Diane Watson 9%
Mel Watt 9%
Henry Waxman 9%
Anthony Weiner 18%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 91%
Robert Wexler 9%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 18%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 91%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 91%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 91%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 55%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 91%
Frank Wolf 55%
Lynn Woolsey 9%
David Wu 18%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 18%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 18%
Bill Young 73%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 64%

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