Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2012 Ratings on Gun Rights - Elected to 113th Congress [12/2012]

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Rodney Alexander 83%
Rob Andrews 17%
Michele Bachmann 83%
Spencer Bachus 83%
John Barrow 50%
Max Baucus 33%
Mark Begich 33%
Dan Benishek 83%
Kerry Bentivolio 83%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boehner 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 83%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Bruce Braley 17%
Paul Broun 100%
Corrine Brown 0%
Dave Camp 83%
John Campbell III 83%
Eric Cantor 83%
Lois Capps 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Jason Chaffetz 83%
Saxby Chambliss 83%
Dan Coats 50%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Ander Crenshaw 83%
James DeMint 100%
John Dingell 33%
Donna Edwards 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Stephen Fincher 83%
Mike Fitzpatrick 67%
John Fleming, Jr. 83%
Randy Forbes 83%
Joe Garcia 17%
Scott Garrett 83%
Jim Gerlach 67%
Chris Gibson 83%
Phil Gingrey 83%
Alan Grayson 17%
Michael Grimm 83%
Kay Hagan 17%
CA Supervisor-4 Janice Hahn 0%
Ralph Hall 83%
Richard Hanna 83%
Tom Harkin 17%
Doc Hastings 83%
Joe Heck, Jr. 83%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 17%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Mike Honda 0%
Steven Horsford 50%
Tim Huelskamp 83%
Robert Hurt 83%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Steve Israel 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 83%
Timothy Johnson 17%
John Kerry 0%
Jack Kingston 83%
Mark Kirk 0%
Ann Kirkpatrick 50%
John Kline 83%
Mary Landrieu 17%
Tom Latham 83%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
William Lipinski 17%
Cynthia Lummis 83%
Dan Maffei 17%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Jim McDermott 0%
Buck McKeon 67%
John Mica 83%
Mike Michaud 33%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Candice Miller 67%
Gary Miller 83%
George Miller 0%
Jeff Miller 83%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Tim Murphy 83%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 50%
Randy Neugebauer 83%
Rich Nugent 83%
Alan Nunnelee 83%
Bill Owens 67%
Ed Pastor 0%
Tom Petri 67%
Joe Pitts 83%
Mike Pompeo 83%
Tom Price 83%
David Pryor 17%
Trey Radel 83%
Nick Rahall II 50%
Charlie Rangel 0%
Harry Reid 0%
Reid Ribble 83%
Scott Rigell 67%
Jay Rockefeller IV 17%
Mike Rogers 83%
Jon Runyan 83%
Matt Salmon 83%
Loretta Sanchez 0%
Aaron Schock 83%
Allyson Schwartz 17%
E.G. Shuster 83%
Diane Smith 83%
Steve Southerland 83%
Steve Stockman 100%
Marlin Stutzman 83%
Lee Terry 83%
John Tierney 0%
Mark Udall 17%
David Vitter 100%
Mel Watt 17%
Henry Waxman 0%
Lynn Westmoreland 83%
Ed Whitfield 67%
Frank Wolf 33%
Bill Young 67%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 17%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 0%
OH U.S. House-3 Joyce Beatty D 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
OR U.S. House-1 Suzanne Bonamici D 17%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 17%
CA U.S. House-26 Julia Brownley D 17%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 17%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 17%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 17%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 0%
TX U.S. House-20 Joaquin Castro D 17%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 0%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 0%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 17%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 17%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 0%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 17%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 33%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 33%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 33%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 17%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 33%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 17%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 33%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
WA U.S. House-1 Suzan DelBene D 17%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CT U.S. House-5 Elizabeth Esty D 17%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 33%
FL U.S. House-21 Lois Frankel D 17%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 17%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 0%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 33%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 0%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 33%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 17%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 0%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 17%
CA U.S. House-2 Jared Huffman D 17%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
NY U.S. House-8 Hakeem Jeffries D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 17%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
VA U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Kaine D 17%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 17%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 50%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 17%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 17%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 17%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 17%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House-47 Alan Lowenthal D 17%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 17%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 17%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 33%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 17%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NY U.S. House-6 Grace Meng D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 17%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 17%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 17%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 17%
MN U.S. House-8 Rick Nolan D 17%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 17%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 83%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 0%
WI U.S. House-2 Mark Pocan D 17%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 33%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 17%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 33%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
IL U.S. House-10 Brad Schneider D 17%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 33%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 17%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 0%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 17%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 17%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 33%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 33%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 17%
CA U.S. House-41 Mark Takano D 17%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 17%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 17%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 17%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 33%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
CA U.S. House-51 Juan Vargas D 17%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 17%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 33%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 17%
MA U.S. Senate-Sr Elizabeth Warren D 17%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 33%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 0%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 17%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 17%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 83%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 50%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 83%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 83%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 83%
KY U.S. House-6 Andy Barr R 83%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 83%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 83%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 83%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 83%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 83%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 83%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 83%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 83%
OK U.S. House-1 Jim Bridenstine R 83%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 83%
IN U.S. House-5 Susan Brooks R 83%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 83%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 83%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 83%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 83%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 83%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 67%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 83%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 83%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 83%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 83%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 83%
NY U.S. House-27 Chris Collins R 83%
GA U.S. House-9 Doug Collins R 83%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 33%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 83%
CA U.S. House-8 Paul Cook R 83%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 50%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 83%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Cotton R 83%
ND U.S. House-At-Large Kevin Cramer R 83%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 83%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 83%
TX U.S. Senate-Jr Ted Cruz R 83%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 83%
MT U.S. Senate-Jr Steve Daines R 83%
IL U.S. House-13 Rodney Davis R 83%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 83%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 67%
FL U.S. House-6 Ron DeSantis R 83%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 83%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 83%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 83%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 83%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 83%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 83%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 83%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Deb Fischer R 83%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 83%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 83%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 83%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 67%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 83%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 83%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 67%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 83%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 83%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 83%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 83%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 100%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 83%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 67%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 83%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 83%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 83%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 83%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 83%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 83%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 83%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 83%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 83%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 83%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 67%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 83%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 83%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 83%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 83%
NC U.S. House-2 George Holding R 83%
NC U.S. House-8 Richard Hudson R 83%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 83%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 83%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 83%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 83%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 83%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 83%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 83%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 83%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 67%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 83%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 83%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 83%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 83%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 83%
CA U.S. House-1 Doug LaMalfa R 83%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 83%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 67%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 83%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 83%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 83%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 67%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 83%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 83%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 83%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 83%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 83%
KY U.S. House-4 Thomas Massie R 83%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 50%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 83%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 83%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 83%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 83%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 83%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 83%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 83%
NC U.S. House-11 Mark Meadows R 83%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 83%
IN U.S. House-6 Luke Messer R 83%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 83%
OK U.S. House-2 Markwayne Mullin R 83%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 83%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 67%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 83%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 83%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 83%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 83%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 83%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 67%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 83%
PA U.S. House-4 Scott Perry R 83%
NC U.S. House-9 Robert Pittenger R 83%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 67%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 83%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 83%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 67%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 83%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 83%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 83%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 83%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 83%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 67%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 83%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 83%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 83%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 83%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 83%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 83%
PA U.S. House-12 Keith Rothfus R 83%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 83%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 83%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 83%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 83%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 83%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 83%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 83%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 83%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 83%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 83%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 83%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 83%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 67%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 83%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 83%
UT U.S. House-2 Chris Stewart R 83%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 83%
PA U.S. House-5 GT Thompson, Jr. R 83%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 83%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 83%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 83%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 83%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 67%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 67%
CA U.S. House-21 David Valadao R 83%
MO U.S. House-2 Ann Wagner R 83%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 83%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 67%
IN U.S. House-2 Jackie Walorski R 83%
TX U.S. House-14 Randy Weber, Sr. R 83%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 83%
OH U.S. House-2 Brad Wenstrup R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 83%
TX U.S. House-25 Roger Williams R 83%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 83%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 67%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 83%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 83%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 83%
FL U.S. House-3 Ted Yoho R 83%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 67%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 83%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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