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Where Congress Stands on Guns (Nifty Graphics!)
ProPublica ^ | 1-16-2013 | Lena Groeger

Posted on 01/30/2013 12:36:01 PM PST by smoothsailing

January 16, 2013

Where Congress Stands on Guns

Lena Groeger

In the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy, President Obama on Wednesday announced new national gun control measures. He has already urged members of Congress to do the same. Here is our comprehensive look at where lawmakers stand on guns, as well as political spending and voting history...

(How individual members, House and Senate, rank with the NRA and the Brady Campaign on Gun Rights and Gun Control)

(Excerpt) Read more at projects.propublica.org ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bamglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/30/2013 12:36:06 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

BTTT

Texas redistricting moved me from an “A” to a “F” Representative.


2 posted on 01/30/2013 12:47:47 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: smoothsailing

Good reference. You’re right, the graphics are pretty cool. Thanks for posting it.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 12:50:43 PM PST by texaschick
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To: smoothsailing

I’ve always thought Harry Reid a snake in the grass when it comes to gun rights. Sure he’s prevented certain laws from coming up for a vote in the senate. But he also voted to confirm Obama’s two anti-gun justices to the USSC. He can’t be trusted yet this graphic ranks him a “B”.


4 posted on 01/30/2013 12:54:25 PM PST by South40
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To: smoothsailing

Great reference tool, thanks for posting.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 12:55:30 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: smoothsailing
DemonicRats are the Party of Tyranny.

BTW, I don't completely trust the NRA ratings ... I believe they overstate a given senaturd or reprehensible's dedication to RKBA

6 posted on 01/30/2013 12:56:16 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: smoothsailing

“R” Senator Kirk need to have another stroke.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 12:57:26 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: South40

we shall see. He refused to endorse Feinstein’s latest assault ban bill the other day. so far, so good.


8 posted on 01/30/2013 1:20:59 PM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: jazusamo

My rep Tim Murphy (R PA-18) gets an A rating with the NRA.


9 posted on 01/30/2013 1:21:40 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ArrogantBustard

I prefer the GOA http://gunowners.org/

They rate my rep an A.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 1:26:44 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: South40

GO with GOA, they rate Dingy Harry an F-

http://gunowners.org/113srat.htm

He’s below a snake.


11 posted on 01/30/2013 1:30:20 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
We just reelected Jamie Herrera Beutler to her second term, she got a A rating also. She was elected when Brian Baird exited and I've been pretty happy with her. She's answered every email I've sent her with a non form reply and is a conservative leaning Republican, she's a real improvement over Baird.
12 posted on 01/30/2013 1:34:33 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

That’s great!

BTW, GOA gives her an A rating as well...

http://gunowners.org/113hrat.htm


13 posted on 01/30/2013 1:39:53 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Good, I’m going to save that GOA link along with the other.

I noticed GOA rated that Communist McDERMOTT with an F- (That’s MINUS). LOL!!


14 posted on 01/30/2013 1:47:03 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

I prefer GOA ratings to NRA ratings. GOA doesn’t pull punches.

For example, GOA rates Harry Reid F-, while the NRA gives him a B.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 1:53:59 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
NRA gives Senaturd Joe Munchkin ('Rat, WV) an "A" rating.

GOA gives Senaturd Joe Munchkin ('Rat, WV) a "D" rating.

16 posted on 01/30/2013 2:13:19 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: smoothsailing

Not terribly accurate - at least for New Jersey.

Frelinghuysen is in no way pro-gun and supports Obama’s anti-gun intitiave, or so I’ve heard.

Lance refused to respond to a letter on the subject I sent him recently.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 2:14:08 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: smoothsailing
Interesting:

That light bulb grabber Fred Upton voted to ban "assault" guns back in the day.

Apparently his stripes have not changed.

18 posted on 01/30/2013 4:31:34 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: smoothsailing

I can’t believe Lehtman of s florida voted for the old awb.

she is a cuban refugee and should really understand the issue of freedom.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 4:35:59 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: All

mccain and rubio are in the center column.

mccain is too squishy on rights.

rubio is demonstrating himself to be a water carrier.


20 posted on 01/30/2013 4:41:40 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: smoothsailing
My local rep is a newbie, and still trying to figure out where she stands. Probably getting pressure from the Chicago Devilcrat leadership.

We have 4 big name small gun companies in this district, and a number of other companies that feed that industry. If she toes the D. line, she won't last past the next election.

21 posted on 01/30/2013 6:31:41 PM PST by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means." --I. Montoya)
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