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State

Last Name

Party

District

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AK

Young

R

1

+

+

+

-

-

AL

Byrne

R

1

+

+

+

-

-

AL

Roby

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

AL

Rogers

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

AL

Aderholt

R

4

+

+

+

-

-

AL

Brooks

R

5

+

NV

+

+

+

AL

Palmer

R

6

+

-

NV

-

+

AL

Sewell

D

7

-

-

-

+

-

AR

Crawford

R

1

+

+

+

-

-

AR

Hill

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

AR

Womack

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

AR

Westerman

R

4

+

+

+

-

+

AZ

O'Halleran

D

1

-

+

-

+

-

AZ

McSally

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

AZ

Grijalva

D

3

-

+

-

+

+

AZ

Gosar

R

4

+

-

+

+

+

AZ

Biggs

R

5

+

+

+

+

+

AZ

Schweikert

R

6

+

-

+

-

+

AZ

Gallego

D

7

-

-

-

+

+

AZ

VACANT

  8          

AZ

Sinema

D

9

-

-

+

-

-

CA

LaMalfa

R

1

+

+

+

-

+

CA

Huffman

D

2

-

+

-

+

+

CA

Garamendi

D

3

-

-

-

+

-

CA

McClintock

R

4

+

-

+

-

+

CA

Thompson

D

5

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Matsui

D

6

-

+

-

+

+

CA

Bera

D

7

-

-

-

+

-

CA

Cook

R

8

+

-

NV

-

-

CA

McNerney

D

9

-

+

-

+

+

CA

Denham

R

10

+

+

+

-

+

CA

DeSaulnier

D

11

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Pelosi

D

12

-

-

-

+

-

CA

Lee

D

13

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Speier

D

14

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Swalwell

D

15

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Costa

D

16

-

-

+

+

-

CA

Khanna

D

17

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Eshoo

D

18

-

-

-

+

-

CA

Lofgren

D

19

-

+

-

+

+

CA

Panetta

D

20

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Valadao

R

21

+

+

+

-

-

CA

Nunes

R

22

+

+

+

-

-

CA

McCarthy

R

23

-

+

+

-

-

CA

Carbajal

D

24

-

-

-

+

-

CA

Knight

R

25

+

-

+

-

-

CA

Brownley

D

26

-

-

-

+

-

CA

Chu

D

27

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Schiff

D

28

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Cárdenas

D

29

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Sherman

D

30

-

+

-

+

-

CA

Aguilar

D

31

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Napolitano

D

32

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Lieu

D

33

-

+

-

+

+

CA

Gomez

D

34

-

-

 

+

+

CA

Torres

D

35

-

NV

-

+

+

CA

Ruiz

D

36

-

-

-

+

-

CA

Bass

D

37

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Sánchez

D

38

-

+

-

+

+

CA

Royce

R

39

+

+

+

-

-

CA

Roybal-Allard

D

40

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Takano

D

41

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Calvert

R

42

+

+

+

-

-

CA

Waters

D

43

-

-

-

+

-

CA

Barragán

D

44

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Walters

R

45

+

+

+

-

-

CA

Correa

D

46

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Lowenthal

D

47

-

+

-

+

+

CA

Rohrabacher

R

48

+

+

+

-

+

CA

Issa

R

49

+

-

+

-

-

CA

Hunter

R

50

+

+

+

-

-

CA

Vargas

D

51

-

-

-

+

+

CA

Peters

D

52

-

NV

-

+

-

CA

Davis

D

53

-

-

-

+

-

CO

DeGette

D

1

-

-

-

+

+

CO

Polis

D

2

-

+

-

+

+

CO

Tipton

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

CO

Buck

R

4

+

+

+

-

+

CO

Lamborn

R

5

+

-

+

-

-

CO

Coffman

R

6

+

+

+

-

+

CO

Perlmutter

D

7

-

+

-

+

-

CT

Larson

D

1

-

-

-

+

-

CT

Courtney

D

2

-

+

+

+

-

CT

DeLauro

D

3

-

-

-

+

-

CT

Himes

D

4

-

+

-

+

-

CT

Esty

D

5

-

-

-

+

-

DE

Blunt Rochester

D

1

-

-

-

+

-

FL

Gaetz

R

1

+

+

+

-

+

FL

Dunn

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

FL

Yoho

R

3

+

+

+

+

+

FL

Rutherford

R

4

+

+

+

-

-

FL

Lawson

D

5

-

-

-

+

-

FL

DeSantis

R

6

+

+

+

-

+

FL

Murphy

D

7

+

+

-

NV

-

FL

Posey

R

8

+

-

+

+

+

FL

Soto

D

9

-

-

-

+

+

FL

Demings

D

10

-

-

-

+

-

FL

Webster

R

11

+

+

+

+

+

FL

Bilirakis

R

12

+

+

+

-

-

FL

Crist

D

13

-

+

+

+

-

FL

Castor

D

14

-

-

-

+

-

FL

Ross

R

15

+

+

+

-

-

FL

Buchanan

R

16

+

+

+

-

-

FL

Rooney

R

17

+

+

+

-

-

FL

Mast

R

18

-

+

+

-

+

FL

Rooney

R

19

+

+

+

-

-

FL

Hastings

D

20

-

+

-

+

-

FL

Frankel

D

21

-

NV

-

+

-

FL

Deutch

D

22

-

-

NV

+

-

FL

Wasserman Schultz

D

23

-

-

-

+

-

FL

Wilson

D

24

-

-

-

+

-

FL

Diaz-Balart

R

25

+

+

+

-

-

FL

Curbelo

R

26

-

-

-

-

+

FL

Roskam

R

27

-

+

+

-

-

GA

Carter

R

1

+

+

+

-

-

GA

Bishop

D

2

+

+

+

+

-

GA

Ferguson

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

GA

Johnson

D

4

-

+

-

NV

+

GA

Lewis

D

5

-

-

-

+

+

GA

Handel

R

6

+

+

 

-

-

GA

Woodall

R

7

-

+

+

-

-

GA

Scott, Austin

R

8

-

-

+

-

-

GA

Collins

R

9

+

+

+

-

-

GA

Hice

R

10

+

-

+

+

+

GA

Loudermilk

R

11

+

-

+

-

+

GA

Allen

R

12

+

+

+

+

+

GA

Scott

D

13

+

+

-

+

-

GA

Graves

R

14

+

+

+

-

-

HI

Hanabusa

D

1

-

+

-

+

-

HI

Gabbard

D

2

-

-

+

+

-

IA

Blum

R

1

+

+

+

+

+

IA

Loebsack

D

2

-

+

-

+

-

IA

Young

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

IA

King

R

4

+

+

+

-

+

ID

Labrador

R

1

+

NV

+

+

+

ID

Simpson

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

IL

Rush

D

1

-

NV

NV

+

+

IL

Kelly

D

2

-

+

-

+

-

IL

Lipinski

D

3

-

-

-

+

-

IL

Gutiérrez

D

4

-

-

-

+

+

IL

Quigley

D

5

-

-

-

+

-

IL

Ros-Lehtinen

R

6

-

+

+

-

+

IL

Davis

D

7

-

-

NV

NV

NV

IL

Krishnamoorthi

D

8

-

+

-

+

-

IL

Schakowsky

D

9

-

-

-

+

+

IL

Schneider

D

10

-

-

-

+

-

IL

Foster

D

11

-

-

-

+

-

IL

Bost

R

12

+

+

+

-

-

IL

Davis

R

13

+

+

+

-

-

IL

Hultgren

R

14

+

+

+

-

-

IL

Shimkus

R

15

+

+

+

-

-

IL

Kinzinger

R

16

+

-

+

-

-

IL

Bustos

D

17

-

-

-

+

-

IL

LaHood

R

18

+

+

+

-

+

IN

Visclosky

D

1

-

-

-

+

-

IN

Walorski

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

IN

Banks

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

IN

Rokita

R

4

+

+

+

-

+

IN

Brooks

R

5

+

+

+

-

-

IN

Messer

R

6

+

+

+

-

-

IN

Carson

D

7

-

-

-

+

-

IN

Bucshon

R

8

+

+

+

-

-

IN

Hollingsworth

R

9

+

+

+

-

+

KS

Marshall

R

1

+

+

+

-

-

KS

Jenkins

R

2

+

-

+

-

-

KS

Yoder

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

KS

Estes

R

4

+

   

-

-

KY

Comer

R

1

+

+

+

-

+

KY

Guthrie

R

2

+

-

+

-

-

KY

Yarmuth

D

3

-

-

-

+

+

KY

Massie

R

4

-

-

+

+

+

KY

Rogers

R

5

+

+

+

-

-

KY

Barr

R

6

+

+

+

-

-

LA

Scalise

R

1

-

-

+

-

-

LA

Richmond

D

2

-

-

-

+

-

LA

Higgins

R

3

+

+

+

-

+

LA

Johnson

R

4

+

-

+

-

+

LA

Abraham

R

5

+

+

+

+

+

LA

Graves

R

6

-

+

+

-

+

MA

Neal

D

1

-

-

-

+

-

MA

McGovern

D

2

-

+

-

+

+

MA

Tsongas

D

3

-

-

-

+

-

MA

Kennedy

D

4

-

-

-

+

+

MA

Clark

D

5

-

NV

-

+

+

MA

Moulton

D

6

-

NV

-

+

-

MA

Capuano

D

7

-

-

-

+

+

MA

Lynch

D

8

-

-

-

+

-

MA

Keating

D

9

-

+

-

+

-

MD

Harris

R

1

+

NV

+

+

+

MD

Ruppersberger

D

2

-

-

-

+

-

MD

Sarbanes

D

3

-

+

-

+

-

MD

Brooks

D

4

-

-

-

+

-

MD

Hoyer

D

5

-

-

-

+

+

MD

Delaney

D

6

-

-

-

+

-

MD

Cummings

D

7

-

+

+

NV

No

MD

Raskin

D

8

-

-

-

+

+

ME

Pingree

D

1

-

+

-

NV

No

ME

Poliquin

R

2

+

-

+

-

-

MI

Bergman

R

1

+

+

+

-

+

MI

Huizenga

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

MI

Amash

R

3

-

+

+

+

+

MI

Moolenaar

R

4

+

-

+

-

-

MI

Kildee

D

5

-

+

-

+

-

MI

Upton

R

6

-

+

+

-

-

MI

Walberg

R

7

+

+

+

-

-

MI

Bishop

R

8

+

+

+

-

-

MI

Levin

D

9

-

+

-

+

-

MI

Mitchell

R

10

+

+

+

-

-

MI

Trott

R

11

+

+

+

-

-

MI

Dingell

D

12

-

-

-

+

-

MI

Lawrence

D

14

-

-

-

+

-

MN

Walz

D

1

-

+

+

NV

NV

MN

Lewis

R

2

+

-

+

-

+

MN

Paulsen

R

3

-

-

+

-

-

MN

McCollum

D

4

-

-

-

+

-

MN

Ellison

D

5

-

-

-

+

+

MN

Emmer

R

6

+

+

+

-

+

MN

Peterson

D

7

+

NV

+

+

+

MN

Nolan

D

8

-

-

-

+

+

MO

Clay

D

1

-

-

-

+

-

MO

Wagner

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

MO

Luetkemeyer

R

3

+

-

+

-

-

MO

Hartzler

R

4

+

-

+

-

-

MO

Cleaver

D

5

-

-

-

+

-

MO

Graves

R

6

+

-

+

-

-

MO

Long

R

7

+

+

+

-

+

MO

Smith

R

8

+

+

+

-

+

MS

Kelly

R

1

+

-

+

-

+

MS

Thompson

D

2

-

-

-

+

-

MS

Harper

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

MS

Palazzo

R

4

+

-

+

-

-

MT

Gianforte

R

1

+

   

-

+

NC

Butterfield

D

1

-

-

-

+

-

NC

Holding

R

2

+

-

+

-

+

NC

Jones

R

3

+

+

+

NV

-

NC

Price

D

4

-

NV

-

+

-

NC

Foxx

R

5

-

+

+

-

-

NC

Walker

R

6

+

NV

+

-

+

NC

Rouzer

R

7

+

+

+

-

+

NC

Hudson

R

8

+

+

+

-

-

NC

Pittenger

R

9

+

-

+

-

-

NC

McHenry

R

10

+

+

+

-

-

NC

Meadows

R

11

+

-

+

+

+

NC

Adams

D

12

-

-

-

+

-

NC

Budd

R

13

+

+

+

-

+

ND

Cramer

R

1

+

-

-

NV

-

NE

Fortenberry

R

1

-

+

+

-

-

NE

Bacon

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

NE

Smith

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

NH

Shea-Porter

D

1

-

-

-

+

-

NH

Kuster

D

2

-

+

-

+

-

NJ

Norcross

D

1

-

-

-

+

+

NJ

LoBiondo

R

2

-

-

+

-

-

NJ

MacArthur

R

3

+

-

+

-

-

NJ

Smith

R

4

-

+

+

-

-

NJ

Gottheimer

D

5

-

+

-

NV

-

NJ

Pallone

D

6

-

+

-

+

+

NJ

Lance

R

7

-

-

-

-

-

NJ

Sires

D

8

-

-

-

+

-

NJ

Pascrell

D

9

-

+

-

+

-

NJ

Payne

D

10

-

+

NV

+

-

NJ

Frelinghuysen

R

11

-

+

+

-

-

NJ

Watson Coleman

D

12

-

-

-

+

+

NM

Luján

D

1

-

+

-

+

+

NM

Pearce

R

2

+

-

+

+

+

NM

Lujan Grisham

D

3

-

NV

-

+

+

NV

Titus

D

1

-

-

-

+

+

NV

Amodei

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

NV

Rosen

D

3

-

-

-

+

-

NV

Kihuen

D

4

-

-

-

+

+

NY

Zeldin

R

1

+

+

+

-

+

NY

King

R

2

-

+

NV

-

-

NY

Suozzi

D

3

-

-

-

+

+

NY

Rice

D

4

+

-

-

+

-

NY

Meeks

D

5

-

+

-

+

-

NY

Meng

D

6

-

+

-

+

-

NY

Velázquez

D

7

-

NV

-

+

+

NY

Jeffries

D

8

-

+

-

+

-

NY

Clarke

D

9

-

-

-

+

+

NY

Nadler

D

10

-

-

-

+

-

NY

Donovan

R

11

-

-

-

-

-

NY

Maloney

D

12

-

+

-

+

+

NY

Espaillat

D

13

-

-

-

+

+

NY

Crowley

D

14

-

-

-

+

+

NY

Serrano

D

15

-

+

-

+

+

NY

Engel

D

16

-

-

-

+

+

NY

Lowey

D

17

-

+

-

+

-

NY

Maloney

D

18

-

+

-

+

+

NY

Faso

R

19

+

+

+

-

-

NY

Tonko

D

20

-

-

-

+

-

NY

Stefanik

R

21

+

+

+

-

-

NY

Tenney

R

22

+

+

+

-

-

NY

Reed

R

23

+

+

+

-

+

NY

Katko

R

24

+

-

+

-

-

NY

VACANT

  25          

NY

Higgins

D

26

-

-

-

+

-

NY

Collins

R

27

+

+

NV

-

-

OH

Chabot

R

1

+

+

+

-

-

OH

Wenstrup

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

OH

Beatty

D

3

-

-

-

+

-

OH

Jordan

R

4

+

-

NV

+

+

OH

Latta

R

5

+

-

+

-

+

OH

Johnson

R

6

+

+

+

-

-

OH

Gibbs

R

7

+

+

+

-

-

OH

Davidson

R

8

+

NV

+

+

+

OH

Kaptur

D

9

-

-

-

+

-

OH

Turner

R

10

+

+

+

-

-

OH

Fudge

D

11

-

-

-

+

-

OH

VACANT

  12          

OH

Ryan

D

13

-

-

-

+

-

OH

Joyce

R

14

+

+

+

-

-

OH

Stivers

R

15

+

+

+

-

-

OH

Renacci

R

16

+

+

+

-

+

OK

Bridenstine

R

1

+

+

+

NV

NV

OK

Mullin

R

2

+

-

+

-

+

OK

Lucas

R

3

+

-

+

-

-

OK

Cole

R

4

+

+

+

-

-

OK

Russell

R

5

-

+

+

-

+

OR

Bonamici

D/IP

1

-

-

-

+

-

OR

Walden

R/IP

2

+

+

+

-

-

OR

Blumenauer

D

3

-

-

-

NV

+

OR

DeFazio

D

4

-

-

-

+

-

OR

Schrader

D

5

-

+

+

NV

-

PA

Brady

D

1

-

-

-

+

-

PA

Evans

D

2

-

-

-

+

-

PA

Kelly

R

3

+

-

NV

-

+

PA

Perry

R

4

+

-

+

+

+

PA

Thompson

R

5

+

+

+

-

-

PA

Costello

R

6

-

-

-

-

-

PA

Meehan

R

7

-

-

+

-

-

PA

Fitzpatrick

R

8

-

+

+

-

-

PA

Shuster

R

9

+

+

+

-

-

PA

Marino

R

10

+

+

NV

-

-

PA

Barletta

R

11

+

+

+

-

-

PA

Rothfus

R

12

+

+

+

-

+

PA

Boyle

D

13

-

-

-

+

+

PA

Doyle

D

14

-

-

-

+

-

PA

Dent

R

15

+

+

+

-

-

PA

Smucker

R

16

+

+

+

-

+

PA

Cartwright

D

17

-

-

-

+

-

PA

Lamb

D

18

-

       

RI

Cicilline

D

1

-

-

-

+

-

RI

Langevin

D

2

-

-

-

+

-

SC

Sanford

R

1

+

-

+

+

+

SC

Wilson

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

SC

Duncan

R

3

+

+

+

-

+

SC

Gowdy

R

4

+

+

+

-

-

SC

Norman

R

5

+

+

 

+

+

SC

Clyburn

D

6

-

-

-

+

-

SC

Rice

R

7

-

+

+

-

+

SD

Noem

R

1

+

+

+

-

+

TN

Roe

R

1

+

+

+

-

-

TN

Duncan

R

2

+

+

+

+

+

TN

Fleischmann

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

TN

DesJarlais

R

4

+

+

+

-

+

TN

Cooper

D

5

-

+

+

+

-

TN

Black

R

6

+

+

+

-

+

TN

Blackburn

R

7

+

+

+

-

+

TN

Kustoff

R

8

+

+

+

-

-

TN

Cohen

D

9

-

-

-

+

+

TX

Gohmert

R

1

+

+

+

+

+

TX

Poe

R

2

+

+

+

-

+

TX

Johnson

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Ratcliffe

R

4

+

+

+

-

+

TX

Hensarling

R

5

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Barton

R

6

+

+

+

+

+

TX

Culberson

R

7

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Brady

R

8

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Green

D

9

-

+

+

+

-

TX

McCaul

R

10

+

-

+

-

-

TX

Conaway

R

11

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Granger

R

12

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Thornberry

R

13

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Weber

R

14

+

+

+

+

+

TX

Gonzalez

D

15

-

+

+

+

+

TX

O'Rourke

D

16

-

+

-

+

-

TX

Flores

R

17

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Jackson Lee

D

18

-

-

-

+

+

TX

Arrington

R

19

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Castro

D

20

-

-

-

+

+

TX

Smith

R

21

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Olson

R

22

+

-

+

-

-

TX

Hurd

R

23

-

-

+

-

-

TX

Marchant

R

24

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Williams

R

25

+

+

+

-

+

TX

Burgess

R

26

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Farenthold

R

27

+

+

+

-

+

TX

Cuellar

D

28

+

-

-

+

-

TX

Green

D

29

-

-

-

+

-

TX

Johnson

D

30

-

NV

-

+

-

TX

Carter

R

31

+

+

+

-

-

TX

Sessions

R

32

+

-

+

-

-

TX

Veasey

D

33

-

-

-

+

+

TX

Vela

D

34

-

-

+

+

+

TX

Doggett

D

35

-

-

-

+

+

TX

Babin

R

36

+

+

+

+

+

UT

Bishop

R

1

+

+

+

-

+

UT

Stewart

R

2

+

+

+

-

+

UT

Curtis

R

3

+

+

+

-

+

UT

Love

R

4

+

-

+

-

+

VA

Wittman

R

1

+

+

+

-

-

VA

Taylor

R

2

+

+

+

-

-

VA

Scott, David

D

3

-

+

-

+

-

VA

McEachin

D

4

-

+

-

+

-

VA

Garrett

R

5

+

+

+

+

+

VA

Goodlatte

R

6

+

+

+

-

-

VA

Brat

R

7

+

+

+

-

+

VA

Beyer

D

8

-

-

NV

+

-

VA

Griffith

R

9

-

-

+

+

+

VA

Comstock

R

10

+

+

+

-

-

VA

Connolly

D

11

-

-

-

+

-

VT

Welch

D

1

-

-

NV

+

-

WA

DelBene

D

1

-

-

-

+

-

WA

Larsen

D

2

-

+

-

+

-

WA

Herrera Beutler

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

WA

Newhouse

R

4

+

+

+

-

+

WA

McMorris Rodgers

R

5

-

+

+

-

-

WA

Kilmer

D

6

-

+

-

+

-

WA

Jayapal

D

7

-

+

-

+

+

WA

Reichert

R

8

-

+

+

-

-

WA

Smith

D

9

-

-

-

+

+

WA

Heck

D

10

-

+

-

+

-

WI

Ryan

R

1

-

-

 

-

-

WI

Pocan

D

2

-

+

-

+

+

WI

Kind

D

3

-

-

+

+

+

WI

Moore

D

4

-

+

-

+

+

WI

Sensenbrenner

R

5

-

-

+

-

+

WI

Grothman

R

6

+

+

+

-

+

WI

Duffy

R

7

+

+

+

-

-

WI

Gallagher

R

8

+

+

+

-

-

WV

McKinley

R

1

+

-

+

-

-

WV

Mooney

R

2

+

-

+

+

+

WV

Jenkins

R

3

+

+

+

-

-

WY

Cheney

R

NA

+

+

+

-

-

 

Concealed Carry Reciprocity. One of GOA’s top priorities is to pass a clean version of H.R. 38, the Constitutional Carry-friendly reciprocity bill, introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC). GOA told congressmen that we would score the cosponsorship of this bill -- rather than the vote which occurred in December, 2017 -- because the vote on H.R. 38 only occurred after gun control had been added into the bill. The Representatives who cosponsored the clean version of H.R. 38 earned a “+”.

Repeal of Social Security Gun Ban. On February 2, 2017, the House of Representatives voted to repeal Barack Obama’s social security gun ban (H.J.Res. 40) by a 235-180 vote. Obama’s executive rule would have resulted in the federal government trolling the Social Security rolls and identifying recipients whose checks were processed by a guardian. Once these people were identified, their names would be inputted into the NICS system, and their guns would be taken away. President Trump signed this repeal language into law on February 28, 2017. A vote in favor of H.J.Res. 40 is a pro-gun vote and is rated as a “+”.

Repeal of Veterans Gun Ban. On March 16, 2017, the House of Representatives approved a repeal of the Veterans Gun Ban (H.R. 1181) by a 240-175 vote. The ban has resulted in over 300,000 veterans losing their gun rights -- veterans who have experienced trauma in combat and made the mistake of seeking counseling from the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA psychiatrists, with no due process whatsoever, then have proceeded to appoint a “guardian” over the finances of these law-abiding veterans -- and have used this appointment as an excuse to send their names to the NICS system. In some cases, police have arrived at the homes of veterans to take away the guns they already have, and those veterans who have kept a single gun for hunting or self-defense risk a felony conviction and a decade in prison. A vote in favor of H.R. 1181 is a pro-gun vote and is rated as a “+”.

Veteran/Senior Gun Ban, Part 1 (Rule). On March 22, 2018, the House of Representatives approved the “rule” for the anti-gun omnibus spending bill by a 211-207 vote. (The "rule" sets forth the terms of debate on the underlying bill.) Embedded in this $1.3 trillion budget-busting monstrosity was a so-called Fix NICS provision which would send hundreds of thousands of additional law-abiding veterans and seniors -- or even those with outstanding traffic tickets -- to the NICS “gun ban” list. In addition, the bill would prohibit new “school safety” funds from being used to arm teachers and staff. Plenty of anti-gun Democrats were willing to vote against this rule, and then turn around to provide the “final passage” votes for this anti-gun piece of legislation. But Republicans should have been able to kill this bill. As it was, only 25 pro-gun Republicans voted against the “rule,” which means that if only two more Republicans had joined them, it would have resulted in a 209-209 tie and would have buried this anti-gun legislation. A “no” vote against the rule is a pro-gun vote and is rated as a “+”.

Veteran/Senior Gun Ban, Part 2 (Final Passage). On March 22, 2018, the House of Representatives passed the anti-gun omnibus spending bill by a 256-167 vote. This $1.3 trillion budget-busting monstrosity featured a so-called Fix NICS provision which would send hundreds of thousands of additional law-abiding veterans and seniors -- or even those with outstanding traffic tickets -- to the NICS “gun ban” list. In addition, the bill would prohibit new “school safety” funds from being used to arm teachers and staff. A “no” vote against the bill is a pro-gun vote and is rated as a “+”.