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Rating Group: Montana Shooting Sports Association

2008 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
MT State House - 8 John Fuller Republican B
MT State House - 18 Llewelyn Jones Republican A
MT State House - 67 Tom Burnett Republican A
MT State House - 73 Jim Keane Democratic D
MT State Senate - 2 Dee Brown Republican B
MT State Senate - 3 Keith Regier Republican A
MT State Senate - 4 Mark Blasdel Republican A
MT State Senate - 13 Brian Hoven Republican A
MT State Senate - 20 Duane Ankney Republican A
MT State Senate - 22 Douglas Kary Republican B
MT State Senate - 27 Cary Smith Republican A
MT State Senate - 29 David Howard Republican A
MT State Senate - 31 Mike Phillips Democratic F
MT State Senate - 33 Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic F
MT State Senate - 34 Gordon Vance Republican A
MT State Senate - 35 Scott Sales Republican A
MT State Senate - 36 Jeff Welborn Republican A
MT State Senate - 37 Jon Sesso Democratic F
MT State Senate - 42 Jill Cohenour Democratic F
MT State Senate - 49 Diane Sands Democratic F
MT Commissioner - 1 Ray Hawk A
MT Commissioner - At-Large Rick Tryon A
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen Republican A
NC State House - 34 Grier Martin III Democratic A
NC Council Member - 2 Malcolm Graham Democratic B
Shiell Anderson D
Shannon Augare D
Kyle Austin A
Joe Balyeat A
Patricia Banister B
Debby Barrett A
Max Baucus D
Russell Bean A
William Beck, Sr. A
Arlene Becker F
Bob Bergren D
Joe Biden, Jr. F
Scott Boggio A
John Bohlinger F
Joel Boniek A
Debra Bonogofsky C
Gary Branae F
John Brenden A
Roy Brown A
Taylor Brown A
John Brueggeman A
Edward Butcher A
Margarett Campbell B
Ken Champion A
Paul Clark B
Jedediah Cox A
Gaspard Deschamps, Jr. A
Sue Dickenson F
Steve Dogiakos A
Neal Donaldson A
Michael Donohue A
John Driscoll F
Robyn Driscoll F
Robert Dwyer B
Robert Ebinger, Jr. D
Jim Elliott D
Ron Erickson F
Steven Eschenbacher B
Nick Ethridge B
Julie French D
Linda Frey A
Tim Furey F
Steven Gallus D
Kim Gillan F
William Glaser A
Tod Glenn A
Wanda Grinde F
George Groesbeck D
Robin Hamilton D
Betsy Hands F
Jeff Harding A
Robert Hawks F
Gordon Hendrick A
Teresa Henry F
Dewey Hill B
Dennis Himmelberger A
Cynthia Hiner B
Greg Hinkle A
Roy Hollandsworth B
Galen Hollenbaugh F
Pat Ingraham A
Loren Jenkins A
John Johnson A
Tim Johnson A
Mike Jopek F
Bill Joseph C
Dave Kasten A
Christine Kaufmann F
Krayton Kerns A
Harry Klock A
Deborah Kottel A
Bob Lake A
Lane Larson F
Jesse Laslovich F
Kirk Lundby A
State Office Name Party Rating
MT State House - 8 John Fuller R B
MT State House - 18 Llewelyn Jones R A
MT State House - 67 Tom Burnett R A
MT State House - 73 Jim Keane D D
MT State Senate - 2 Dee Brown R B
MT State Senate - 3 Keith Regier R A
MT State Senate - 4 Mark Blasdel R A
MT State Senate - 13 Brian Hoven R A
MT State Senate - 20 Duane Ankney R A
MT State Senate - 22 Douglas Kary R B
MT State Senate - 27 Cary Smith R A
MT State Senate - 29 David Howard R A
MT State Senate - 31 Mike Phillips D F
MT State Senate - 33 Jennifer Pomnichowski D F
MT State Senate - 34 Gordon Vance R A
MT State Senate - 35 Scott Sales R A
MT State Senate - 36 Jeff Welborn R A
MT State Senate - 37 Jon Sesso D F
MT State Senate - 42 Jill Cohenour D F
MT State Senate - 49 Diane Sands D F
MT Commissioner - 1 Ray Hawk A
MT Commissioner - At-Large Rick Tryon A
MT Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen R A
NC State House - 34 Grier Martin III D A
NC Council Member - 2 Malcolm Graham D B
Shiell Anderson D
Shannon Augare D
Kyle Austin A
Joe Balyeat A
Patricia Banister B
Debby Barrett A
Max Baucus D
Russell Bean A
William Beck, Sr. A
Arlene Becker F
Bob Bergren D
Joe Biden, Jr. F
Scott Boggio A
John Bohlinger F
Joel Boniek A
Debra Bonogofsky C
Gary Branae F
John Brenden A
Roy Brown A
Taylor Brown A
John Brueggeman A
Edward Butcher A
Margarett Campbell B
Ken Champion A
Paul Clark B
Jedediah Cox A
Gaspard Deschamps, Jr. A
Sue Dickenson F
Steve Dogiakos A
Neal Donaldson A
Michael Donohue A
John Driscoll F
Robyn Driscoll F
Robert Dwyer B
Robert Ebinger, Jr. D
Jim Elliott D
Ron Erickson F
Steven Eschenbacher B
Nick Ethridge B
Julie French D
Linda Frey A
Tim Furey F
Steven Gallus D
Kim Gillan F
William Glaser A
Tod Glenn A
Wanda Grinde F
George Groesbeck D
Robin Hamilton D
Betsy Hands F
Jeff Harding A
Robert Hawks F
Gordon Hendrick A
Teresa Henry F
Dewey Hill B
Dennis Himmelberger A
Cynthia Hiner B
Greg Hinkle A
Roy Hollandsworth B
Galen Hollenbaugh F
Pat Ingraham A
Loren Jenkins A
John Johnson A
Tim Johnson A
Mike Jopek F
Bill Joseph C
Dave Kasten A
Christine Kaufmann F
Krayton Kerns A
Harry Klock A
Deborah Kottel A
Bob Lake A
Lane Larson F
Jesse Laslovich F
Kirk Lundby A
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