Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D F
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R A
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D F
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D F
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D F
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D F
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D F
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D F
MD Governor Martin O'Malley D F
MD State House-1A Wendell Beitzel R A
MD State House-1B Kevin Kelly D A+
MD State House-1C LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. R A
MD State House-2A Andrew Serafini R A
MD State House-2B Neil Parrott R A
MD State House-2C John Donoghue D A
MD State House-3A Galen Clagett D F
MD State House-3A Patrick Hogan R A
MD State House-3B Michael Hough R A
MD State House-4A Kathy Afzali R C
MD State House-4A Kelly Schulz R A-
MD State House-4B Donald Elliott R A
MD State House-5A Justin Ready R A
MD State House-5A Nancy Stocksdale R A
MD State House-5B Wade Kach R A
MD State House-6 Joseph Minnick D C
MD State House-6 John Olszewski, Jr. D D-
MD State House-6 Michael Weir, Jr. D A
MD State House-7 Richard Impallaria R A
MD State House-7 Patrick McDonough R A
MD State House-7 Kathy Szeliga R A
MD State House-8 Joseph Boteler III R A
MD State House-8 Eric Bromwell D A
MD State House-8 John Cluster, Jr. R A
MD State House-9A Gail Bates R A
MD State House-9A Warren Miller R A
MD State House-9B Susan Krebs R A
MD State House-10 Emmett Burns, Jr. D F
MD State House-10 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam D F
MD State House-11 Jon Cardin D F
MD State House-11 Dan Morhaim D F
MD State House-12A Steven DeBoy, Sr. D B+
MD State House-12A James Malone, Jr. D A
MD State House-12B Liz Bobo D F
MD State House-13 Guy Guzzone D F
MD State House-13 Shane Pendergrass D F
MD State House-13 Frank Turner D F
MD State House-14 Anne Kaiser D F
MD State House-15 Kathleen Dumais D F
MD State House-16 Bill Frick D F
MD State House-16 Susan Lee D F
MD State House-17 Kumar Barve D F
MD State House-17 James Gilchrist D F
MD State House-17 Luiz Simmons D D
MD State House-18 Ana Sol Gutierrez D F
MD State House-18 Jeff Waldstreicher D F
MD State House-19 Benjamin Kramer D F
MD State House-20 Sheila Hixson D F
MD State House-20 Tom Hucker D F
MD State House-21 Ben Barnes D F
MD State House-21 Barbara Frush D F
MD State House-21 Joseline Pena-Melnyk D F
MD State House-22 Tawanna Gaines D F
MD State House-22 Anne Healey D F
MD State House-23A James Hubbard D F
MD State House-23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. D D
MD State House-24 Carolyn Howard D F
MD State House-24 Michael Vaughn D F
MD State House-25 Dereck Davis D D
MD State House-25 Melony Griffith D D
MD State House-26 Veronica Turner D F
MD State House-26 Kris Valderrama D F
MD State House-26 Jay Walker D F
MD State House-27A James Proctor, Jr. D F
MD State House-27A Joseph Vallario, Jr. D A-
MD State House-27B Mark Fisher R C
MD State House-28 Sally Jameson D A
MD State House-29A John Wood, Jr. D B
MD State House-29B John Bohanan, Jr. D B
MD State House-29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. R A+
MD State House-30 Mike Busch D F
MD State House-30 Ron George R A
MD State House-30 Herbert McMillan R A
MD State House-31 Don Dwyer, Jr. R A
MD State House-31 Nic Kipke R A
MD State House-31 Steve Schuh R A
MD State House-32 Pam Beidle D B+
MD State House-32 Mary Ann Love D F
MD State House-32 Ted Sophocleus D C
MD State House-33A Tony McConkey R A
MD State House-33A Cathy Vitale R B+
MD State House-33B Bob Costa R A
MD State House-34A Glen Glass R A-
MD State House-34A Mary-Dulany James D C
MD State House-34B David Rudolph D B
MD State House-35A Wayne Norman, Jr. R A
MD State House-35A Donna Stifler R C
MD State House-35B Susan McComas R A
MD State House-36 Jay Jacobs R A
MD State House-36 Michael Smigiel, Sr. R A+
MD State House-37A Rudolph Cane D A
MD State House-37B Addie Eckardt R B
MD State House-37B Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio R B
MD State House-38A Charles Otto R A
MD State House-38B Norman Conway D A
MD State House-38B Mike McDermott R A
MD State House-39 Charles Barkley D F
MD State House-40 Barbara Robinson D F
MD State House-40 Shawn Tarrant D F
MD State House-41 Jill Carter D F
MD State House-41 Nathaniel Oaks D F
MD State House-41 Samuel Rosenberg D F
MD State House-42 Susan Aumann R A
MD State House-42 William Frank R A
MD State House-43 Curt Anderson D F
MD State House-43 Maggie McIntosh D F
MD State House-44 Keith Haynes D F
MD State House-44 Melvin Stukes D F
MD State House-45 Talmadge Branch D F
MD State House-45 Cheryl Glenn D F
MD State House-46 Peter Hammen D D-
MD State House-46 Brian McHale D F
MD State House-47 Jolene Ivey D F
MD State House-47 Doyle Niemann D F
MD State Senate-1 George Edwards R A
MD State Senate-2 Christopher Shank R A
MD State Senate-3 Ron Young D D
MD State Senate-4 David Brinkley R A
MD State Senate-5 Joe Getty R A
MD State Senate-6 Norman Stone, Jr. D A
MD State Senate-7 JB Jennings R A
MD State Senate-8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier D A
MD State Senate-9 Allan Kittleman R A
MD State Senate-10 Delores Kelley D F
MD State Senate-11 Robert Zirkin D F
MD State Senate-12 Edward Kasemeyer D F
MD State Senate-13 James Robey D F
MD State Senate-14 Karen Montgomery D F
MD State Senate-15 Brian Feldman D F
MD State Senate-16 Brian Frosh D F
MD State Senate-17 Jennie Forehand D F
MD State Senate-18 Richard Madaleno, Jr. D F
MD State Senate-19 Roger Manno D F
MD State Senate-20 Jamie Raskin D F
MD State Senate-21 Jim Rosapepe D F
MD State Senate-22 Paul Pinsky D F
MD State Senate-24 Joanne Benson D F
MD State Senate-25 Ulysses Currie D F
MD State Senate-26 C. Anthony Muse D D
MD State Senate-27 Thomas Miller, Jr. D B
MD State Senate-28 Thomas Middleton D B+
MD State Senate-29 Roy Dyson D A
MD State Senate-30 John Astle D A
MD State Senate-31 Bryan Simonaire R A
MD State Senate-32 James DeGrange, Sr. D A
MD State Senate-33 Edward Reilly R A
MD State Senate-34 Nancy Jacobs R A+
MD State Senate-35 Barry Glassman R A
MD State Senate-36 Stephen Hershey, Jr. R A
MD State Senate-37 Richard Colburn R A
MD State Senate-38 James Mathias, Jr. D A
MD State Senate-39 Nancy King D F
MD State Senate-40 Catherine Pugh D F
MD State Senate-41 Lisa Gladden D F
MD State Senate-42 James Brochin D A
MD State Senate-43 Joan Carter Conway D F
MD State Senate-44 Verna Jones-Rodwell D F
MD State Senate-45 Nathaniel McFadden D F
MD State Senate-47 Victor Ramirez D F
MD Attorney General Doug Gansler D F
Erik Anderson A
Rachel Audi F
Jay Bala A
Larry Barber A
Roscoe Bartlett A
Jeff Beard D
Roger Bedingfield A
Kirk Bowie A
Robert Broadus A
Marcelo Cardarelli B
Edward Carey A
Kevin Carney A
Eric Cary C
Jeremiah Chiappelli D
Virginia Clagett D
J.Michael Collins, Sr. A
Chris Davies B
Scott Dibiasio A
Andrew Duck B
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. B
Mark Ehrlichmann F
Ron Elfenbein A
Holly Ellison Henderson F
Patricia Fenati B+
John Fiastro A
Robert Garagiola F
Candy Greenway C
Hattie Harrison F
Vernon Hayes A
Art Helton, Jr. A
Arthur Hock A
Dee Hodges A
Stephanie Hodges A
Joe Hooe C
Seth Howard A
Michael James A
Bruce Kahl F
Henry Kahwaty D
Frank Kratovil, Jr. A
P. Sue Kullen A
Ronald Lohr A
Charles Lollar A
Kyle Lorton A
William Manlove A
Meyer Marks A
Michael McCready A
Patrick McGrady A
Cort Meinelschmidt A
Ric Metzgar F
Dustin Mills A
Frank Mirabile, Jr. A
Margaret Moodie A-
Alexander Mooney A+
Matt Morgan C
James Morrow B
Albert Nalley A
Rebecca Nelson A
Kurt Osuch B-
Maria Pena-Faustino A
Mike Philips A
Al Phillips A
Edward Pipkin A
Mary Beth Pirolozzi D
Brien Poffenberger A
Marla Posey-Moss F
Ed Priola A
Marty Pusey A
Bernard Reiter A
Anita Lombardi Riley F
Jeff Robinson C
Justin Ross F
Rick Saffery A
Kristina Sargent D
Norma Secoura C
Robert Smith A
Wayne Smith A
James Stanton B
David Starr A
Justin Towles D
Ryan Trout F
Francis Walsh A
Josephine Wang F
Eric Wargotz A
Stephen Waugh A
Jim Wilhelm A
Bill Witham A

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