Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
Robert Antonioni A+
Jarrett Barrios A-
Frederick Berry F
John Binienda, Sr. A+
Thomas Birmingham F
Daniel Bosley D
Stephen Brewer A
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. B
Scott Brown A
David Bunker A
MA Mayor-At-Large Michael Cahill F
Christine Canavan A+
Gale Candaras F
Paul Caron D
Paul Casey F
Vincent Paul Ciampa D
Edward Clancy, Jr. A
Carol Cleven D
Edward Connolly F
Robert Correia C
Geraldine Creedon F
Robert Creedon, Jr. C
Brian Cresta A
Walter DeFilippi A
Paul Demakis F
Salvatore DiMasi D
David Donnelly F
Carol Donovan F
James Fagan B
Christopher Fallon F
Susan Fargo F
Barry Finegold F
Thomas Finneran D
Kevin Fitzgerald D
Nancy Flavin A
David Flynn C
John Fresolo A-
Thomas George A+
Guy Glodis A+
Emile Goguen B
Shirley Gomes A+
William Greene, Jr. A
Cele Hahn A
Paul Haley F
Geoffrey Hall A
Robert Hargraves A+
Lida Harkins F
John Hart, Jr. F
Robert Havern III F
Reed Hillman A
Christopher Hodgkins F
Frank Hynes D
Cheryl Ann Jacques F
MA Councilor-At-Large James Jajuga F
Rachel Kaprielian F
Daniel Keenan A
Shaun Kelly A
Michael Knapik A+
Brian Knuuttila A
Peter Koutoujian F
Paul Kujawski A
Peter Larkin F
Stephen LeDuc A
Brian Lees A+
John Lepper A
Maryanne Lewis D
John Locke D
David Magnani F
Francis Marini A+
J. James Marzilli, Jr. F
William McManus II F
Linda Melconian A
Joan Menard F
John Merrigan A
Richard Moore A+
Michael Morrissey B
Charles Murphy D
Kevin Murphy F
Therese Murray F
William Nagle, Jr. B
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. A
Thomas O'Brien A+
Eugene O'Flaherty F
Shirley Owens-Hicks F
Steven Panagiotakos F
Marie Parente B
Anne Marie Paulsen F
Vincent Pedone D
Douglas Petersen F
George Peterson, Jr. A+
Susan Pope A
Ruth Provost F
John Quinn A
Pamela Resor F
Mary Rogeness A
George Rogers B
J. Michael Ruane C
Charles Shannon, Jr. D
Mary Jane Simmons A+
John Slattery F
Jo Ann Sprague A+
Harriett Stanley F
John Stefanini F
David Sullivan A
Joseph Sullivan F
Kathleen Teahan C
Richard Tisei A
Stephen Tobin B
Steven Tolman F
MA Council Member-At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. F
Robert Travaglini F
Philip Travis A
Susan Tucker F
Eric Turkington C
David Tuttle A+
Jim Vallee A
Anthony Verga F
Patricia Walrath A
Marian Walsh F
MA Mayor-At-Large Martin Walsh F
Dianne Wilkerson F
Alice Wolf F
MA State House-Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins D C-
MA State House-First Norfolk Bruce Ayers D A
MA State House-Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral D F
MA State House-Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo D F
MA State House-Third Essex Brian Dempsey D C
MA State House-Tenth Essex Robert Fennell D F
MA State House-Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox D F
MA State House-Sixth Norfolk William Galvin D A
MA State House-Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry D B
MA State House-Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. D F
MA State House-Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan D F
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen D F
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce D F
MA State House-Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka D B
MA State House-Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman D C
MA State Senate-Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy D B
MA State House-Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan D F
MA State House-Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera D F
MA State House-First Franklin Stephen Kulik D A
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D B
MA State House-Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia D F
MA State House-Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano D A
MA State Senate-Third Essex Thomas McGee D F
MA State House-Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli D A
MA State Senate-Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny D F
MA State House-Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. D A
MA State Senate-First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco D A+
MA State House-Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati D C
MA State Senate-First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues D A+
MA State House-Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers D F
MA State Senate-Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg D F
MA State House-Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing D F
MA State House-Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia D F
MA State House-Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis D F
MA State House-Third Hampshire Ellen Story D F
MA State House-Tenth Bristol William Straus D B
MA State House-Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. D C
MA State House-Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. D F
MA State House-Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner D A
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Barnstable Vinny deMacedo R A
MA State House-Seventh Worcester Paul Frost R A+
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. R A+
MA State House-Fourth Essex Bradford Hill R A
MA State House-Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. R A
MA State House-Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier R A
MA State Senate-First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr R A+

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