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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
John Barrow C
Roscoe Bartlett A+
Joe Barton A-
Max Baucus C
Evan Bayh F
Melissa Bean F
Mark Begich D
Bob Bennett B
Shelley Berkley F
Howard Berman F-
Marion Berry C
Judy Biggert A-
Brian Bilbray A
Jeff Bingaman F
Tim Bishop F
John Boehner A-
Kit Bond A
Jo Bonner, Jr. A-
Mary Bono Mack C
Dan Boren A-
Leonard Boswell C
Rick Boucher B-
Charles Boustany, Jr. A
Barbara Boxer F--
Allen Boyd, Jr. C
Bob Brady F-
Bruce Braley F
Paul Broun A+
Corrine Brown F
Henry Brown, Jr. A-
Sam Brownback B
Ginny Brown-Waite A
Jim Bunning A
Roland Burris F
Dan Burton A
Steve Buyer A
Robert Byrd F
Dave Camp A
John Campbell III A-
Eric Cantor A-
Lois Capps F-
Mike Capuano F
Dennis Cardoza D
Russ Carnahan C-
Christopher Carney B-
Mike Castle F
Jason Chaffetz A
Saxby Chambliss A
Ben Chandler III D
Travis Childers A
Howard Coble A-
Thomas Coburn A+
Thad Cochran C
Norm Coleman B
Kent Conrad F
John Conyers, Jr. F-
Robert Corker B
Jerry Costello C
Ander Crenshaw A-
Joe Crowley F-
John Culberson A-
Elijah Cummings F
Artur Davis D-
Geoff Davis A
Lincoln Davis C
Nathan Deal A
Bill Delahunt F-
James DeMint A+
Charlie Dent A
Lincoln Diaz-Balart A-
Norm Dicks F
John Dingell F
Chris Dodd F
Joe Donnelly, Sr. B
Byron Dorgan F
Thelma Drake A
David Dreier A-
John Duncan, Jr. A
Donna Edwards F
Chet Edwards D
Vern Ehlers C
Brad Ellsworth B
Rahm Emanuel F-
Jo Ann Emerson A-
John Ensign A
Bob Etheridge F
Mary Fallin A
Sam Farr F-
Chaka Fattah, Sr. F-
Russ Feingold F-
Bob Filner F-
Jeff Flake A-
John Fleming, Jr. A
Randy Forbes A-
Barney Frank F-
Trent Franks A
Rodney Frelinghuysen D
Elton Gallegly A-
Scott Garrett A
Jim Gerlach A-
State Office Name Party Rating
John Barrow C
Roscoe Bartlett A+
Joe Barton A-
Max Baucus C
Evan Bayh F
Melissa Bean F
Mark Begich D
Bob Bennett B
Shelley Berkley F
Howard Berman F-
Marion Berry C
Judy Biggert A-
Brian Bilbray A
Jeff Bingaman F
Tim Bishop F
John Boehner A-
Kit Bond A
Jo Bonner, Jr. A-
Mary Bono Mack C
Dan Boren A-
Leonard Boswell C
Rick Boucher B-
Charles Boustany, Jr. A
Barbara Boxer F--
Allen Boyd, Jr. C
Bob Brady F-
Bruce Braley F
Paul Broun A+
Corrine Brown F
Henry Brown, Jr. A-
Sam Brownback B
Ginny Brown-Waite A
Jim Bunning A
Roland Burris F
Dan Burton A
Steve Buyer A
Robert Byrd F
Dave Camp A
John Campbell III A-
Eric Cantor A-
Lois Capps F-
Mike Capuano F
Dennis Cardoza D
Russ Carnahan C-
Christopher Carney B-
Mike Castle F
Jason Chaffetz A
Saxby Chambliss A
Ben Chandler III D
Travis Childers A
Howard Coble A-
Thomas Coburn A+
Thad Cochran C
Norm Coleman B
Kent Conrad F
John Conyers, Jr. F-
Robert Corker B
Jerry Costello C
Ander Crenshaw A-
Joe Crowley F-
John Culberson A-
Elijah Cummings F
Artur Davis D-
Geoff Davis A
Lincoln Davis C
Nathan Deal A
Bill Delahunt F-
James DeMint A+
Charlie Dent A
Lincoln Diaz-Balart A-
Norm Dicks F
John Dingell F
Chris Dodd F
Joe Donnelly, Sr. B
Byron Dorgan F
Thelma Drake A
David Dreier A-
John Duncan, Jr. A
Donna Edwards F
Chet Edwards D
Vern Ehlers C
Brad Ellsworth B
Rahm Emanuel F-
Jo Ann Emerson A-
John Ensign A
Bob Etheridge F
Mary Fallin A
Sam Farr F-
Chaka Fattah, Sr. F-
Russ Feingold F-
Bob Filner F-
Jeff Flake A-
John Fleming, Jr. A
Randy Forbes A-
Barney Frank F-
Trent Franks A
Rodney Frelinghuysen D
Elton Gallegly A-
Scott Garrett A
Jim Gerlach A-
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