Don’t Vote for the Gun-Grabber! Use NSSF’s Congressional Scorecard for Midterms

The National Shooting Sports Foundation released this week its 2018 Congressional Scorecard for the midterm elections as part of its larger #GUNVOTE education campaign.

The scorecard is an excellent resource for determining which incumbent candidates have actually made good on their word to protect and defend the Constitution, in particular the Second Amendment, and which have not.

Each senator and representative listed is given a percentage that reflects how they voted with respect to key issues affecting firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports.  Candidates with a 100 percent score have a perfect pro-gun rating whereas candidates with a 0 percent score, well, it’s safe to say they’re entirely anti-gun.

The scorecard contains a breakdown of the specific legislation or issue the candidates voted on, e.g. national concealed carry reciprocity, the appointment of a pro-gun Supreme Court nominee, expanding access to public lands.

Who knew that Sen. Dianne Feinstein actually voted for one pro-gun bill over the past several years.  Hence Feinstein’s 7.14 percent rating.  She’s still a gun-grabber!  (Photo: NSSF Scorecard)

“The National Shooting Sports Foundation is following a practice similar to that of other trade associations that report on how candidates voted on issues impacting their ability to conduct the lawful commerce in arms and encouraging participation in hunting and the shooting sports,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Government and Public Affairs in a press release.

“It was clear in the last presidential election that the ability to freely exercise Second Amendment rights and fully participate in the shooting sports was a deciding factor for many voters,” continued Keane. “Members of our industry, gun owners and sportsmen and sportswomen are strongly urged to participate in this election and should be fully informed of how their prospective Members of Congress vote on the issues impacting their livelihood and recreational activities.”

NSSF notes that the scores simply reflect the voting record and are not an endorsement of a particular candidate.

Voters can also visit www.gunvote.org to check the NSSF’s evaluation of candidates at the state and local levels.  As the NSSF warns, “Don’t Risk Your Rights.”  Get informed.  Don’t accidentally vote for a politician who is going to infringe on your fundamental right to keep and bear arms.

About NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org/.

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  • Alan Robinson October 29, 2018, 4:55 pm

    I vote a straight Republican Ticket, it’s very simple, the lesser of the two evils.

  • Terry Woolbright October 28, 2018, 3:31 pm

    The Biggest assumption made by people
    OUR GOVERNMENT WOULD NEVER DO THAT
    TO US >
    BAD ASSUMPTION
    Disarming populations has resulted in the worst massacres in history:…
    1911 – Turkey disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1915 – 1917 they murdered 1.5 million Armenians.
    1929 – Russia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1929 – 1953 they murdered 20 million Russians.
    1935 – China disarmed it’s citizen…s, and between 1948 – 1952 they murdered 20 million Chinese.
    1938 – Germany disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1939 – 1945 they murdered 6 million Jews.
    1956 – Cambodia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1975 – 1977 they murdered 1 million Educated people. 1964 – Guatamala disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1964 – 1981 they murdered 100,000 Mayan Indians.
    1970 – Uganda disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1971 – 1979 they murdered 300,000
    Christians.
    2018— United States??????????????????????????????????????????

  • MJ October 27, 2018, 2:45 pm

    Here in California, we have a one party system. All the elected officials are anti-gun, that includes the state government as well.

  • Warren Wilson October 26, 2018, 12:21 pm

    VOTE AGAINST THE DEMOCRAT!
    IF they are BOTH Democrats, (California jungle primary) then vote against the incumbent.
    A new representative will be junior and have less power to foul things up.

  • Andrew Swift October 26, 2018, 9:29 am

    That #gunvote site doesn’t seem very useful. I looked up my state and sure I found a listing of the candidates, but there isn’t any gun voting information at all. The only information is things like “Candidate’s Occupation” and “Prior political posts held”. How does this help with gun vote research assistance?

  • Danny Parry October 26, 2018, 9:07 am

    Oh Fuck you ! How long have you Bastards been saying “Their going to take your guns” ? Liar Liar pants on fire!!!

    • Norm Fishler October 26, 2018, 10:57 am

      Danny – You need to get a grip. Just because it’s taking a bit longer than what many would have thought is no reason to get yourself worked into a dither. The gun grabbers have largely been unable to succeed because of the American public’s refusal to be herded like sheep and led off to the slaughter. Add to that a plethora of pro-gun organizations who have in the past and continue to stand up for the 2A and you have a winning combination. Oh & BTW, you need to learn how to spell . . . Their, there, they’re.

    • Terry Woolbright October 28, 2018, 3:28 pm

      So I keep hearing anti gunners say that no one is interested in banning all guns or confiscating guns and that we are paranoid for thinking new gun control laws could move in that direction.
      Why don’t we look at some statements from the top players in the anti-gun camp.
      Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
      Video blogger Jason Mattera has Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky saying that an assault weapons ban is just the beginning.
      She also says that a complete ban on handguns could be possible through state and local action.
      NY Governor Andrew Cuoms
      said in a radio interview in late December “Confiscation could be an option…mandatory sale to the state could be an option.”
      Senator Dianne Feinstein
      the senior Senator from California, who is leading the gun control push in the Senate said in a 1995 interview, after getting her assault weapons ban passed, “If I could have banned them all – ‘Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns’ – I would have!”
      San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne
      According to washingtonguardian.com, San Diego’s [police chief] Lansdowne, who plays an active role in the western region of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), said in the interview it may take a generation, but guns will eventually be taken off the streets through new laws.
      Former NY Mayor Ed Koch (deceased)
      Former top Democratic mayor Ed Koch said he wants to ban all guns for everyone except law enforcement.
      Attorney General Eric Holder
      The Obama administration’s Attorney General Eric Holder doesn’t suggest banning or confiscating guns. He just thinks we should brainwash the American people into wanting to get rid of guns.
      Obama’s anti-gun history:
      1996, Obama supports a ban on the manufacture, sale, and possession of all handguns.
      1998, Obama endorses a ban on the sale or transfer of all semi-automatic firearms.
      1999. Obama supports a 500% tax increase on both guns and ammunition.
      1999, Obama proposes banning gun stores within a 5 mile radius of any school or park.
      1999, Obama co-sponsors legislation limiting gun purchases to one gun a month.
      1994-2002, Obama serves on the board of the radical anti-gun Joyce Foundation.
      2003, Obama votes to ban hundreds of conventional rifles and shotguns.
      2004, Obama votes to prosecute victims who use a gun in their home for self defense.
      2004, Obama backs a proposed federal law that would abolish the right to carry nationwide.
      2005, Obama votes to ban common rifle ammunition.
      2005, Obama votes to expose the gun industry to potentially bankrupting lawsuits.
      2005, 2007, Obama votes to reject pro-second amendment Supreme court justices John Roberts and Sam Alito.
      2008, Obama supports Washington DC ban on guns in the home for self defense.

    • Terry Woolbright October 28, 2018, 3:29 pm

      So I keep hearing anti gunners say that no one is interested in banning all guns or confiscating guns and that we are paranoid for thinking new gun control laws could move in that direction.
      Why don’t we look at some statements from the top players in the anti-gun camp.
      Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
      Video blogger Jason Mattera has Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky saying that an assault weapons ban is just the beginning.
      She also says that a complete ban on handguns could be possible through state and local action.
      NY Governor Andrew Cuoms
      said in a radio interview in late December “Confiscation could be an option…mandatory sale to the state could be an option.”
      Senator Dianne Feinstein
      the senior Senator from California, who is leading the gun control push in the Senate said in a 1995 interview, after getting her assault weapons ban passed, “If I could have banned them all – ‘Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns’ – I would have!”
      San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne
      According to washingtonguardian.com, San Diego’s [police chief] Lansdowne, who plays an active role in the western region of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), said in the interview it may take a generation, but guns will eventually be taken off the streets through new laws.
      Former NY Mayor Ed Koch (deceased)
      Former top Democratic mayor Ed Koch said he wants to ban all guns for everyone except law enforcement.
      Attorney General Eric Holder
      The Obama administration’s Attorney General Eric Holder doesn’t suggest banning or confiscating guns. He just thinks we should brainwash the American people into wanting to get rid of guns.
      Obama\’s anti-gun history:
      1996, Obama supports a ban on the manufacture, sale, and possession of all handguns.
      1998, Obama endorses a ban on the sale or transfer of all semi-automatic firearms.
      1999. Obama supports a 500% tax increase on both guns and ammunition.
      1999, Obama proposes banning gun stores within a 5 mile radius of any school or park.
      1999, Obama co-sponsors legislation limiting gun purchases to one gun a month.
      1994-2002, Obama serves on the board of the radical anti-gun Joyce Foundation.
      2003, Obama votes to ban hundreds of conventional rifles and shotguns.
      2004, Obama votes to prosecute victims who use a gun in their home for self defense.
      2004, Obama backs a proposed federal law that would abolish the right to carry nationwide.
      2005, Obama votes to ban common rifle ammunition.
      2005, Obama votes to expose the gun industry to potentially bankrupting lawsuits.
      2005, 2007, Obama votes to reject pro-second amendment Supreme court justices John Roberts and Sam Alito.
      2008, Obama supports Washington DC ban on guns in the home for self defense.

    • Alan Robinson October 29, 2018, 4:54 pm

      So, stupid as well as rude, eh Danny????
      As to the childish aspect, well, there it is.

  • joe October 26, 2018, 8:51 am

    yeah they could have saved their time and just said dont vote for anybody with a D after their name

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