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Bernie Sanders' Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Guns

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent Minority Caucus Chair for Outreach

On The Ballot: Campaign Suspended, Democratic for President

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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 issue 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.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

100%
2013-2014
66%
2003
70%
2002
71%
2000
66%
1991-2009
100%
1990-2016
100%
1990-2014
71%
1987-1999
10%
2015-2016
10%
2015-2016
10%
2015
10%
2013
0%
2012
17%
2012
13%
2011
18%
2010
F
2009
F
2007
50%
2006
50%
2005
10%
2003-2004
10%
2003-2004
F
2003
10%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2018
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