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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Missourians Against Handgun Violence

1995-1996 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Ron Auer 100%
Lana Ladd Baker 100%
Joan Bray 100%
Paula Carter 100%
Dorathea Davis 63%
Rita Heard Days 100%
Patrick Dougherty 100%
Catherine Enz 0%
Brent Evans 0%
Francis Flotron, Jr. 50%
James Michael Foley 0%
Louis Ford 0%
Michael Gibbons 50%
Wayne Goode 100%
Timothy Green 50%
Russell Gunn 50%
Mary Hagan-Harrell 100%
Carl Hendrickson 100%
John Hickey 0%
David Klarich 50%
David Levin 0%
topher A. Liese 0%
William Carl Linton 0%
John William Loudon 0%
Emmy Lou McClelland 100%
Walter Mueller, Jr. 0%
Jim Murphy 0%
Dana Murray 100%
Patrick O'Connor 50%
James O'Toole 100%
David Lawrence Reynolds 100%
May Scheve 0%
John Durbin Schneider 100%
John Scott 50%
Patricia Secrest 0%
O.L. Shelton 100%
Betty Sims 100%
Joseph Treadway 0%
Charles Quincy Troupe 50%

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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