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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
Gabrielle Giffords D-
Phil Gingrey A
Charlie Gonzalez F
Bob Goodlatte A-
Bart Gordon B
Gene Green D
Judd Gregg C
Luis Gutiérrez F
Kay Hagan F
John Hall F
Ralph Hall A
Debbie Halvorson A
Phil Hare F
Tom Harkin F
Jane Harman F-
Gregg Harper A-
Doc Hastings A
Orrin Hatch C
Dean Heller A
Jeb Hensarling A
Wally Herger, Jr. A
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin D
Baron Hill B
Maurice Hinchey D-
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. F
Paul Hodes C
Pete Hoekstra B-
Tim Holden D
Rush Holt, Jr. F-
Mike Honda F-
Duncan Hunter A
Kay Hutchison A
Bob Inglis, Sr. A-
Daniel Inouye F
Johnny Isakson A
Steve Israel F
Darrell Issa A-
Jesse Jackson, Jr. F
Lynn Jenkins C
Mike Johanns A
Sam Johnson A-
Tim Johnson A
Timothy Johnson D
Walter Jones, Jr. A
Steve Kagen D
Paul Kanjorski D
Edward Kennedy, Sr. F-
Patrick Kennedy F-
John Kerry F-
Dale Kildee F
Carolyn Kilpatrick F
Mary Jo Kilroy F
Jack Kingston A
Mark Kirk F-
Larry Kissell B-
Ron Klein F
John Kline A
Joseph Knollenberg A-
Herb Kohl F-
Suzanne Kosmas F
Dennis Kucinich F-
Jon Kyl B
Leonard Lance B
Mary Landrieu F
Tom Latham A-
Steve LaTourette A-
Frank Lautenberg F-
Chris Lee A
Carl Levin F
Sandy Levin F
Jerry Lewis A-
John Lewis F
Joe Lieberman F
Blanche Lincoln F
John Linder A-
Frank LoBiondo C
Dick Lugar F
Cynthia Lummis A
Dan Lungren B
Connie Mack IV A-
Don Manzullo A
Jim Marshall B
Melquiades Martinez B
Jim Matheson C
John McCain III C-
Carolyn McCarthy F-
Thaddeus McCotter A
Jim McDermott F
John McHugh A-
Mike McIntyre A-
Buck McKeon A-
Kendrick Meek, Sr. F-
Charlie Melancon, Sr. C
John Mica B-
Mike Michaud C
Barbara Mikulski F
Candice Miller A
Gary Miller A-
George Miller F
Jeff Miller A
State Office Name Party Rating
Gabrielle Giffords D-
Phil Gingrey A
Charlie Gonzalez F
Bob Goodlatte A-
Bart Gordon B
Gene Green D
Judd Gregg C
Luis Gutiérrez F
Kay Hagan F
John Hall F
Ralph Hall A
Debbie Halvorson A
Phil Hare F
Tom Harkin F
Jane Harman F-
Gregg Harper A-
Doc Hastings A
Orrin Hatch C
Dean Heller A
Jeb Hensarling A
Wally Herger, Jr. A
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin D
Baron Hill B
Maurice Hinchey D-
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. F
Paul Hodes C
Pete Hoekstra B-
Tim Holden D
Rush Holt, Jr. F-
Mike Honda F-
Duncan Hunter A
Kay Hutchison A
Bob Inglis, Sr. A-
Daniel Inouye F
Johnny Isakson A
Steve Israel F
Darrell Issa A-
Jesse Jackson, Jr. F
Lynn Jenkins C
Mike Johanns A
Sam Johnson A-
Tim Johnson A
Timothy Johnson D
Walter Jones, Jr. A
Steve Kagen D
Paul Kanjorski D
Edward Kennedy, Sr. F-
Patrick Kennedy F-
John Kerry F-
Dale Kildee F
Carolyn Kilpatrick F
Mary Jo Kilroy F
Jack Kingston A
Mark Kirk F-
Larry Kissell B-
Ron Klein F
John Kline A
Joseph Knollenberg A-
Herb Kohl F-
Suzanne Kosmas F
Dennis Kucinich F-
Jon Kyl B
Leonard Lance B
Mary Landrieu F
Tom Latham A-
Steve LaTourette A-
Frank Lautenberg F-
Chris Lee A
Carl Levin F
Sandy Levin F
Jerry Lewis A-
John Lewis F
Joe Lieberman F
Blanche Lincoln F
John Linder A-
Frank LoBiondo C
Dick Lugar F
Cynthia Lummis A
Dan Lungren B
Connie Mack IV A-
Don Manzullo A
Jim Marshall B
Melquiades Martinez B
Jim Matheson C
John McCain III C-
Carolyn McCarthy F-
Thaddeus McCotter A
Jim McDermott F
John McHugh A-
Mike McIntyre A-
Buck McKeon A-
Kendrick Meek, Sr. F-
Charlie Melancon, Sr. C
John Mica B-
Mike Michaud C
Barbara Mikulski F
Candice Miller A
Gary Miller A-
George Miller F
Jeff Miller A
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