Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
Paul Agnew A
SC State House-59 Terry Alexander D C
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen D B+
SC State House-36 Rita Allison R A
SC State House-103 Carl Anderson D B+
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D A
Ken Ard A
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D B+
SC State House-71 Nathan Ballentine R A
SC State House-24 Bruce Bannister R A
Liston Barfield A
James Battle, Jr. A-
SC State House-28 Eric Bedingfield R A
Eric Bikas A
Kenneth Bingham A
Don Bowen A
SC State House-122 Bill Bowers D A
Joan Brady A
Lester Branham, Jr. A
Doug Brannon A-
Curtis Brantley C+
Grady Brown A
Boyd Brown A
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D B
SC State House-35 Bill Chumley R A
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R A
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D F
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D C+
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D B-
SC State House-32 Derham Cole, Jr. R A-
Ashley Cooper C+
Daniel Cooper A+
SC State Senate-5 Tom Corbin R A
Jan Crangle B-
Kristopher Crawford A
SC State House-92 Joe Daning R C+
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R A+
James DeMint A
SC State House-23 Chandra Dillard D B
Thomas Dobbins B-
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R A
SC Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom R A+
Tracy Edge A
Lee Edwards A
SC State House-124 Shannon Erickson R A
Sheri Few A
SC State House-34 Mike Forrester R A
Ben Frasier A
Delores Frazer F
Marion Frye A
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D A
SC State Senate-4 Mike Gambrell R A
SC State House-111 Wendell Gilliard D C-
Judy Gilstrap C+
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D C
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R A
Alvin Greene C
Nikki Haley A
SC State House-20 Daniel Hamilton R A
SC Secretary of State Mark Hammond R B+
Nelson Hardwick A
Robert Harrell, Jr. A+
James Harrison A+
SC State House-73 Chris Hart D C
Cathy Harvin A
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D A
George Hearn C+
SC State House-118 Bill Herbkersman R A
SC State House-4 Davey Hiott R A
SC State House-83 William Hixon R A
Kenneth Hodges A-
Jenny Horne A
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D A-
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D C+
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R A
Christine Jackson D
SC State House-102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D B
Butch Johnson A
SC State House-49 John King D C+
Herbert Kirsh A-
SC State House-97 Patsy Knight D A
Tom Kolarik A
John Lewis B
Chip Limehouse III A+
SC Treasurer Curtis Loftis, Jr. R A
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R A
Deborah Long A
SC State House-60 Phillip Lowe R A
SC State House-65 James Lucas R A
SC State House-109 David Mack III D C
Jennings Gary McAbee A
SC State House-115 Peter McCoy, Jr. R A-
Rob McCoy A
SC State House-77 Joe McEachern D C+
Walton McLeod III B-
James Merrill A
Rob Miller A
Vida Miller A
Barbara Mishoe B
SC State House-31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. D A
SC State House-29 Dennis Moss R A
SC State House-30 Steve Moss R A
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R A
Wendy Nanney A
James Neal A
Joseph Neal C+
Denny Neilson A
James Nelson D+
SC U.S. House-5 Ralph Norman, Jr. R A
Harry Ott, Jr. A
Phillip Owens A
Steve Parker A
SC State House-12 Anne Parks D D
Andrew Patrick A
Anne Peterson Hutto A
Sean Pike B+
Lewis Pinson A+
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R A+
SC State House-47 Tommy Pope R C+
SC State House-69 Richard Quinn, Jr. R A
Matthew Richardson B+
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D A-
Kevin Ryan A
Stephen Salter A
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R A+
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R A
Bakari Sellers B
SC State Senate-27 Vincent Sheheen D A-
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R A
B. R. Skelton A
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R A+
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R A+
Roland Smith A
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D A-
SC State House-112 Mike Sottile R A
SC State House-96 Kit Spires R A-
John Spratt, Jr. D
SC State House-119 Leon Stavrinakis D B
Charles Stoudemire, Jr. B+
SC State House-18 Tommy Stringer R A
SC State House-33 Eddie Tallon, Sr. R B+
SC State House-86 Bill Taylor R A
SC State House-9 Anne Thayer R A
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R A
C. David Umphlett, Jr. A
Ted Vick A
Thad Viers A+
Joseph Waters B+
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D A
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D A
SC State House-6 Brian White R A+
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R A
SC State House-62 Robert Williams D C-
SC State House-16 Mark Willis R A
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R A+
SC Attorney General Alan Wilson R A
SC State Senate-24 Tom Young, Jr. R A

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