Rating Group: National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
CA U.S. House-29 Tony Cárdenas D 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CA State Senate-6 Darrell Steinberg D 0%
CA State Senate-35 Roderick Wright D 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen D 0%
CA Supervisor-4 Dick Monteith 0%
CA Council Member-1 Gilbert Cedillo D 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MA State House-Tenth Bristol William Straus D 0%
MA State House-Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera D 0%
MA State House-Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral D 0%
MA State House-Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier R 0%
MA State House-Third Essex Brian Dempsey D 0%
MA State House-Fourth Essex Bradford Hill R 0%
MA State House-Tenth Essex Robert Fennell D 0%
MA State House-Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis D 0%
MA State House-First Franklin Stephen Kulik D 0%
MA State House-Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati D 0%
MA State House-Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner D 0%
MA State House-Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. D 0%
MA State House-Third Hampshire Ellen Story D 0%
MA State House-Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan D 0%
MA State House-Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman D 0%
MA State House-Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. D 0%
MA State House-Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli D 0%
MA State House-Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. R 0%
MA State House-Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. D 0%
MA State House-Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon D 0%
MA State House-Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry D 0%
MA State House-First Norfolk Bruce Ayers D 0%
MA State House-Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano D 0%
MA State House-Sixth Norfolk William Galvin D 0%
MA State House-Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka D 0%
MA State House-Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers D 0%
MA State House-First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo R 0%
MA State House-Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan D 0%
MA State House-Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox D 0%
MA State House-Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing D 0%
MA State House-Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia D 0%
MA State House-Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia D 0%
MA State House-Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan D 0%
MA State House-Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo D 0%
MA State House-Seventh Worcester Paul Frost R 0%
MA State House-Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. R 0%
MA State House-Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. D 0%
MA State House-Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. D 0%
MA State Senate-First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny D 0%
MA State Senate-Third Essex Thomas McGee D 0%
MA State Senate-First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr R 0%
MA State Senate-Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold D 0%
MA State Senate-First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras D 0%
MA State Senate-Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen D 0%
MA State Senate-Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce D 0%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray D 0%
MA State Senate-First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco D 0%
MA State Senate-Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy D 0%
MA State Senate-Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. R 0%
MA State Senate-First Worcester Harriette Chandler D 0%
MA State Senate-Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer D 0%
MA State Senate-Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore D 0%
MA Mayor-At-Large Martin Walsh D 0%
MA Council Member-At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 0%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian D 0%
MA Councilor-At-Large Michael Cahill N/A 0%
MA Councilor-At-Large James Jajuga D 0%
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Elaine Alquist 0%
Steven Angelo 0%
Robert Antonioni 0%
Dion Aroner 0%
Roy Ashburn 0%
Steve Charles Baldwin 0%
Jarrett Barrios 0%
Pat Bates 0%
James Battin 0%
Scott Baugh 0%
Robert Bernstein 0%
Frederick Berry 0%
Thomas Birmingham 0%
Daniel Bosley 0%
Marilyn Brewer 0%
Mike Briggs 0%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 0%
Bill Campbell 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Paul Caron 0%
Paul Casey 0%
Evelyn Chesky 0%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 0%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 0%
Carol Cleven 0%
Edward Connolly 0%
Robert Correia 0%
Dave Cox 0%
Geraldine Creedon 0%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 0%
Brian Cresta 0%
James Cunneen 0%
Walter DeFilippi 0%
Paul Demakis 0%
Richard Dickerson 0%
Salvatore DiMasi 0%
David Donnelly 0%
Carol Donovan 0%
Denise Ducheny 0%
Martha Escutia 0%
James Fagan 0%
Susan Fargo 0%
Liz Figueroa 0%
Kevin Finnegan 0%
Thomas Finneran 0%
Kevin Fitzgerald 0%
Nancy Flavin 0%
Richard Floyd 0%
David Flynn 0%
John Fresolo 0%
Peter Frusetta 0%
Martin Gallegos 0%
Barbara Gardner 0%
David Gately 0%
Ronald Gauch 0%
Thomas George 0%
Anthony Philip Giglio 0%
Guy Glodis 0%
Emile Goguen 0%
Shirley Gomes 0%
Brett Granlund 0%
William Greene, Jr. 0%
Cele Hahn 0%
Paul Haley 0%
Geoffrey Hall 0%
Robert Hargraves 0%
Lida Harkins 0%
John Hart, Jr. 0%
Robert Havern III 0%
Sally Havice 0%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 0%
Robert Hertzberg 0%
Christopher Hodgkins 0%
George House, Jr. 0%
Barbara Hyland 0%
Frank Hynes 0%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 0%
K. Maurice Johannessen 0%
Howard Kaloogian 0%
Fred Keeley 0%
Daniel Keenan 0%
Shaun Kelly 0%
Michael Knapik 0%
Wally Knox 0%
Brian Knuuttila 0%
Peter Koutoujian 0%
Sheila Kuehl 0%
Paul Kujawski 0%
Peter Larkin 0%
Lynne Leach 0%
Stephen LeDuc 0%
Brian Lees 0%
Ted Lempert 0%
Bill Leonard 0%
John Lepper 0%
Maryanne Lewis 0%
John Locke 0%
Michael Machado 0%
Ken Maddox 0%
David Magnani 0%
Abel Maldonado 0%
Bob Margett 0%
Francis Marini 0%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 0%
Kerry Mazzoni 0%
William McManus II 0%
Linda Melconian 0%
John Merrigan 0%
Carole Migden 0%
Michael Morrissey 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Charles Murphy 0%
Kevin Murphy 0%
Kevin Murray 0%
Mary Jeanette Murray 0%
William Nagle, Jr. 0%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 0%
Thomas O'Brien 0%
Jack O'Connell 0%
Eugene O'Flaherty 0%
Keith Olberg 0%
Thomas Oller 0%
Deborah Ortiz 0%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 0%
Robert Pacheco 0%
Rod Pacheco 0%
Steven Panagiotakos 0%
Louis Papan 0%
Marie Parente 0%
Anne Marie Paulsen 0%
Steve Peace 0%
Vincent Pedone 0%
Anthony Pescetti 0%
Douglas Petersen 0%
Richard Polanco 0%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Susan Pope 0%
Ruth Provost 0%
John Quinn 0%
Henri S Rauschenbach 0%
Mary Rogeness 0%
George Rogers 0%
J. Michael Ruane 0%
George Runner, Jr. 0%
Jack Scott 0%
Charles Shannon, Jr. 0%
Kevin Shelley 0%
Mary Jane Simmons 0%
John Slattery 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Nell Soto 0%
Jo Ann Sprague 0%
Harriett Stanley 0%
John Stasik 0%
John Stefanini 0%
Tony Strickland 0%
Virginia Strom-Martin 0%
David Sullivan 0%
Joseph Sullivan 0%
Kathleen Teahan 0%
Bruce Thompson 0%
Helen Thomson 0%
Richard Tisei 0%
Stephen Tobin 0%
Steven Tolman 0%
Robert Travaglini 0%
Philip Travis 0%
Susan Tucker 0%
Eric Turkington 0%
David Tuttle 0%
Jim Vallee 0%
Anthony Verga 0%
Antonio Villaraigosa 0%
Edward Vincent 0%
Patricia Walrath 0%
Marian Walsh 0%
Carl Washington 0%
Howard Wayne 0%
Scott Wildman 0%
Dianne Wilkerson 0%
Alice Wolf 0%
Charlene Zettel 0%

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