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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican A
NC State House 23 Joe Tolson Democratic A
NC State House 26 Namon Leo Daughtry Republican A+
NC State House 30 Paul Luebke Democratic F-
NC State House 31 Mickey Michaux, Jr. Democratic F-
NC State House 56 Verla Insko Democratic F
NC State House 58 Alma Adams Democratic D
NC State House 79 Julia Howard Republican A
NC State House 87 Edgar Starnes Republican A
NC State House 89 Mitchell Setzer Republican A
NC State House 101 Beverly Earle Democratic F
NC State Senate 14 Dan Blue, Jr. Democratic F-
NC State Senate 36 Fletcher Hartsell, Jr. Republican A
NC State Senate 39 Robert Rucho Republican A
NC State Senate 42 Austin Allran Republican A
NC State Senate 49 Martin Nesbitt, Jr. Democratic D
NC Attorney General Roy Cooper III Democratic A
NC Commissioner of Insurance Wayne Goodwin Democratic D
NC Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry Republican A+
NC Secretary of Revenue Lyons Gray Republican A
Charles Albertson A
Martha Alexander F
Gordon Philip Allen A
Cary Allred A
Gene Gray Arnold A
Philip Augustine Baddour, Jr. D
Rex Baker A
Frank Ballance, Jr. C
Patrick Ballantine A+
Bobby Harold Barbee, Sr. A
Marc Basnight A+
James Black A+
Donald Allen Bonner D
Joanne Bowie A
Flossie Boyd-McIntyre D
John Douglas Bridgeman A-
John Walter Brown A+
Harold Brubaker A+
Charles Franklin Buchanan A
Lanier Cansler A
J. Russell Capps A
Robert Carpenter A+
John Carrington A
Walter Church, Sr. A
Debbie Clary A
Betsy Cochrane A+
Nelson Cole A
James Crawford, Jr. A
Billy James Creech A+
Arlie Franklin Culp, Jr. A
William Thomas Culpepper III A
William Pete Cunningham D
Walter Dalton A
Charlie Dannelly F
Donald Spencer Davis A
Michael Decker, Sr. A+
Andrew Thomas Dedmon A
Jerry Dockham A
Don East A+
Ruth Easterling F
Rick Louis Eddins A
Zeno Edwards, Jr. A
James Samuel Ellis A-
Theresa Harlow Esposito A+
Milton Fitch, Jr. D
James Forrester A
Stanley Harold Fox A
Charlotte Ancher Gardner A
John Garwood A
Pryor Gibson III A
Mitch Gillespie A
William Grady A
Jim Gulley A
Wilbur Gulley F
Joe Hackney F-
Robert Phillip Haire D
Oscar Harris A
Robert Jonathan Hensley, Jr. F
William Seth Hiatt A
Dewey Hill A
George Milton Holmes A+
William James Horn F
Hamilton Horton, Jr. A
David Hoyle, Sr. A
Howard Hunter, Jr. C
John Hurley A
Mary Jarrell D
Margaret Jeffus D
Luther Henry Jordan, Jr. A
Larry Thomas Justus A+
John Kerr III A+
Eleanor Kinnaird F
Theodore James Kinney D
Joe Kiser A+
Howard Nathaniel Lee B
Jeanne Hopkins Lucas C
Robert Martin A
William Martin C
Mary McAllister D
Daniel McComas A
Willard Eugene McCombs A
Paul Reeves McCrary A
Marian McLawhorn A
William Edwin McMahan A
Olin Max Melton B-
George Miller, Jr. D+
Brad Miller F
David Morris Miner A+
William Franklin Mitchell A
Kenneth Moore A
Richard Morgan A+
Amelia Morris A+
Edd Nye A
Thomas LaFontine Odom, Sr. A
Warren Claude Oldham D
William Owens, Jr. A
Bev Perdue A+
Jim Phillips, Sr. A
Aaron Plyler A
Jean Preston A
William Purcell B
Liston Bryan Ramsey A+
Anthony Rand A
John Melvin Rayfield A
David Redwine A
Eric Miller Reeves B
Dan Robinson A
Richard Eugene Rogers C
Carolyn Barnes Russell A+
Drew Saunders D
Paul Wayne Sexton, Sr. A+
Larry Shaw C
Robert Shaw A+
Wilma Sherrill A
Ronald Smith A
Robert Soles, Jr. B
Ronnie Sutton D
Timothy Tallent A
W. B. Teague, Jr. A
Scott Thomas A
Gregory James Thompson A+
William Wainwright A
Trudi Walend A
Edward 'Alexander Warner, Jr. A
Edith Warren A-
Edward Warren A
Nurham Osbie Warwick A
Hugh Webster A+
David Weinstein A
Allen Wellons B
Constance Wilson A
William Eugene Wilson A
Larry Womble D
Stephen Wray Wood A+
Thomas Wright D
Douglas Yongue B

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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