Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2012 Positions

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
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 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
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 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
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 100%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 100%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 100%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MO U.S. House - 7 Billy Long Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 100%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 100%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 100%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 100%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 0%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 0%
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 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 100%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 100%
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 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 0%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
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 100%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 100%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 0%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 0%
IL U.S. House - 16 Adam Kinzinger R 100%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 100%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 100%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 100%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 100%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 100%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 100%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 0%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 100%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 50%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 0%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 0%
MI U.S. House - 2 Bill Huizenga R 100%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 100%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 0%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 100%
MO U.S. House - 4 Vicky Hartzler R 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 100%
MO U.S. House - 7 Billy Long R 100%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 4 Steven Palazzo R 100%
MT U.S. Senate - Sr Jon Tester D 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 100%
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