Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2011 Positions

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 75%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 71%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 75%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 75%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 75%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 75%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 75%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 75%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 75%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 25%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 25%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 88%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 75%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 75%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 75%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 83%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 63%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 88%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 75%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 25%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 75%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 75%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 75%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 75%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 75%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 75%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 75%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 33%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 71%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 75%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 75%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 75%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 25%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 75%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 75%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 25%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 75%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 25%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 25%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 25%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 25%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 75%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 25%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 33%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 25%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 25%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 25%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 75%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 25%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 75%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 0%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 75%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 25%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 25%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 0%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 75%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 75%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 75%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 75%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 33%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 75%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 25%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 75%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 25%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 25%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 75%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 88%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 88%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 75%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 25%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 25%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 25%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 75%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 75%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 0%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 75%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita R 75%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 83%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 63%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 88%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 75%
KY U.S. House - 3 John Yarmuth D 25%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 75%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 75%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 75%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 25%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 25%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 25%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 25%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 0%
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