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Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2009 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic F-
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican A
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican A
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican A
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican A-
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic F
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic F-
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican F
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic F
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic F-
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic F-
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic F
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic F-
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic C
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican F
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic F
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic F-
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic F-
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic F-
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic F-
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic F
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic F
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic F-
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic D
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic F
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican A-
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta Republican A
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic F
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican B
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic D
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican A
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican A-
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican A-
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic F
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic F
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican A-
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic F-
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic D
OR U.S. House - 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic F
PA U.S. House - 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican A
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic F
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic F
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic F
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic F-
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican B
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican A
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic F-
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican A
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican A-
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican A-
TN U.S. House - 1 Phil Roe Republican A
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic C
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic F
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican A
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican A
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican A-
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic F
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican A-
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway Republican A
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican A
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry Republican B-
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic F-
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant Republican A
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican A-
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic C
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic F
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican A
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic F
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop Republican A+
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman Republican A
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic F
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic F
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent F
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic F
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic F
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic F
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican A-
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic F
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic F
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic F
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic C
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic F
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican A-
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican A
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi Republican A
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso Republican A
Neil Abercrombie F-
Gary Ackerman F-
John Adler F
Daniel Akaka, Sr. F
Todd Akin A
Rodney Alexander A
Jason Altmire A-
Rob Andrews F
Michael Arcuri D-
Joe Baca, Sr. D
Michele Bachmann A-
Spencer Bachus A-
Brian Baird D-
J. Gresham Barrett A
State Office Name Party Rating
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D F-
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R A
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R A
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R A
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R A-
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D F
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D F-
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R F
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D F
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D F-
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D F-
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D F
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D F-
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D C
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R F
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D F
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D F-
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D F-
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D F-
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D F-
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D F
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D F
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D F-
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D D
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D F
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R A-
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta R A
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D F
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R B
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D D
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R A
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R A-
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R A-
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D F
OR U.S. Senate - Jr Jeff Merkley D F
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R A-
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D F-
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D D
OR U.S. House - 5 Kurt Schrader D F
PA U.S. House - 15 GT Thompson, Jr. R A
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D F
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D F
RI U.S. Senate - Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D F
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D F-
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R B
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R A
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D F-
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R A
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R A-
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn R A-
TN U.S. House - 1 Phil Roe R A
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D C
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D F
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R A
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R A
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R A-
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D F
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R A-
TX U.S. House - 11 Mike Conaway R A
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R A
TX U.S. House - 13 Mac Thornberry R B-
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D F-
TX U.S. House - 24 Kenny Marchant R A
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R A-
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D C
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D F
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R A
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D F
UT U.S. House - 1 Rob Bishop R A+
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman R A
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D F
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D F
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I F
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D F
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D F
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D F
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R A-
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D F
WA Governor Jay Inslee D F
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D F
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D C
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D F
WI U.S. House - 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R A-
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R A
WY U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Enzi R A
WY U.S. Senate - Jr John Barrasso R A
Neil Abercrombie F-
Gary Ackerman F-
John Adler F
Daniel Akaka, Sr. F
Todd Akin A
Rodney Alexander A
Jason Altmire A-
Rob Andrews F
Michael Arcuri D-
Joe Baca, Sr. D
Michele Bachmann A-
Spencer Bachus A-
Brian Baird D-
J. Gresham Barrett A
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