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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
Samuel Aanestad 0%
Richard Ackerman 0%
Elaine Alquist 0%
Steven Angelo 0%
Robert Antonioni 0%
Dion Aroner 0%
Roy Ashburn 0%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 0%
Steve Charles Baldwin 0%
Jarrett Barrios 0%
Pat Bates 0%
James Battin 0%
Scott Baugh 0%
Robert Bernstein 0%
Frederick Berry 0%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 0%
Thomas Birmingham 0%
Daniel Bosley 0%
CA Secretary of State Debra Bowen Democratic 0%
Marilyn Brewer 0%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 0%
Mike Briggs 0%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 0%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 0%
MA Councilor At-Large Michael Cahill No Party Affiliation 0%
Bill Campbell 0%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 0%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Paul Caron 0%
Paul Casey 0%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 0%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 0%
Evelyn Chesky 0%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 0%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 0%
Carol Cleven 0%
Edward Connolly 0%
Robert Correia 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
Dave Cox 0%
Geraldine Creedon 0%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 0%
Brian Cresta 0%
James Cunneen 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
Walter DeFilippi 0%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 0%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 0%
Paul Demakis 0%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 0%
Richard Dickerson 0%
Salvatore DiMasi 0%
David Donnelly 0%
Carol Donovan 0%
Denise Ducheny 0%
Martha Escutia 0%
James Fagan 0%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 0%
Susan Fargo 0%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 0%
Liz Figueroa 0%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 0%
Kevin Finnegan 0%
Thomas Finneran 0%
Kevin Fitzgerald 0%
Nancy Flavin 0%
Richard Floyd 0%
David Flynn 0%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 0%
John Fresolo 0%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 0%
Peter Frusetta 0%
Martin Gallegos 0%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 0%
Barbara Gardner 0%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 0%
David Gately 0%
Ronald Gauch 0%
Thomas George 0%
Anthony Philip Giglio 0%
Guy Glodis 0%
Emile Goguen 0%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 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%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 0%
Robert Hertzberg 0%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 0%
Christopher Hodgkins 0%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
George House, Jr. 0%
Barbara Hyland 0%
Frank Hynes 0%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 0%
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 0%
K. Maurice Johannessen 0%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 0%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 0%
Howard Kaloogian 0%
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic 0%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 0%
Fred Keeley 0%
Daniel Keenan 0%
Shaun Kelly 0%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 0%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 0%
Michael Knapik 0%
Wally Knox 0%
Brian Knuuttila 0%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 0%
Peter Koutoujian 0%
Sheila Kuehl 0%
Paul Kujawski 0%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 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%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
Michael Machado 0%
Ken Maddox 0%
David Magnani 0%
Abel Maldonado 0%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 0%
Bob Margett 0%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 0%
Francis Marini 0%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 0%
Kerry Mazzoni 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 0%
William McManus II 0%
Linda Melconian 0%
John Merrigan 0%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 0%
Carole Migden 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 0%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 0%
Michael Morrissey 0%
William Phillip Morrow 0%
Charles Murphy 0%
Kevin Murphy 0%
Kevin Murray 0%
Mary Jeanette Murray 0%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 0%
William Nagle, Jr. 0%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 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%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 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%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 0%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 0%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 0%
Richard Polanco 0%
Charles Poochigian 0%
Susan Pope 0%
Ruth Provost 0%
John Quinn 0%
Henri S Rauschenbach 0%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 0%
Mary Rogeness 0%
George Rogers 0%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 0%

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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