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Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2000 Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns

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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.

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State Office Name Party Rating
Joe Barton 93%
Charlie Bass 93%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 8%
Douglas Bereuter 23%
Shelley Berkley 8%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 31%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 8%
Michael Bilirakis 69%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
Rod Blagojevich 8%
Sherwood Boehlert 15%
John Boehner 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
Robert Borski, Jr. 8%
Leonard Boswell 93%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
Bob Brady 8%
Corrine Brown 8%
Ed Bryant 93%
Conrad Burns 93%
Dan Burton 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 8%
Herbert Callahan 93%
Dave Camp 93%
Chris Cannon 93%
Lois Capps 8%
Mike Capuano 8%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 8%
Lincoln Chafee 31%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
William Clay, Sr. 8%
Eva Clayton 8%
Robert Clement 77%
Howard Coble 93%
Michael Collins 93%
Larry Combest 93%
Gary Condit 46%
Kent Conrad 8%
John Conyers, Jr. 8%
John Cooksey 93%
Jerry Costello 93%
Christopher Cox 93%
William Coyne 8%
Robert Cramer 93%
Philip Crane 93%
Joe Crowley 8%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Elijah Cummings 8%
Randall Cunningham 100%
James Davis 8%
Thomas Davis III 46%
Nathan Deal 93%
Bill Delahunt 8%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 93%
Peter Deutsch 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 8%
John Dingell 100%
Julian Dixon 8%
Calvin Dooley 8%
John Doolittle 100%
David Dreier 93%
John Duncan, Jr. 93%
Jennifer Dunn 69%
Chet Edwards 8%
Vern Ehlers 93%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
Philip English 93%
Bob Etheridge 23%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 93%
Sam Farr 8%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 8%
Bob Filner 8%
Ernest Fletcher 93%
Mark Foley 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 8%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 77%
Barney Frank 8%
Robert Franks 23%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 23%
William Frist 93%
Jonas Frost III 8%
Elton Gallegly 93%
John Ganske 23%
Sam Gejdenson 8%
George Gekas 93%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 8%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
State Office Name Party Rating
Joe Barton 93%
Charlie Bass 93%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 8%
Douglas Bereuter 23%
Shelley Berkley 8%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 31%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 8%
Michael Bilirakis 69%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
Rod Blagojevich 8%
Sherwood Boehlert 15%
John Boehner 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
Robert Borski, Jr. 8%
Leonard Boswell 93%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
Bob Brady 8%
Corrine Brown 8%
Ed Bryant 93%
Conrad Burns 93%
Dan Burton 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 8%
Herbert Callahan 93%
Dave Camp 93%
Chris Cannon 93%
Lois Capps 8%
Mike Capuano 8%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 8%
Lincoln Chafee 31%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
William Clay, Sr. 8%
Eva Clayton 8%
Robert Clement 77%
Howard Coble 93%
Michael Collins 93%
Larry Combest 93%
Gary Condit 46%
Kent Conrad 8%
John Conyers, Jr. 8%
John Cooksey 93%
Jerry Costello 93%
Christopher Cox 93%
William Coyne 8%
Robert Cramer 93%
Philip Crane 93%
Joe Crowley 8%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Elijah Cummings 8%
Randall Cunningham 100%
James Davis 8%
Thomas Davis III 46%
Nathan Deal 93%
Bill Delahunt 8%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 93%
Peter Deutsch 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 8%
John Dingell 100%
Julian Dixon 8%
Calvin Dooley 8%
John Doolittle 100%
David Dreier 93%
John Duncan, Jr. 93%
Jennifer Dunn 69%
Chet Edwards 8%
Vern Ehlers 93%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
Philip English 93%
Bob Etheridge 23%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 93%
Sam Farr 8%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 8%
Bob Filner 8%
Ernest Fletcher 93%
Mark Foley 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 8%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 77%
Barney Frank 8%
Robert Franks 23%
Rodney Frelinghuysen 23%
William Frist 93%
Jonas Frost III 8%
Elton Gallegly 93%
John Ganske 23%
Sam Gejdenson 8%
George Gekas 93%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 8%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
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