Top 10 Anti-Gun Representatives
Ranked by the National Rifle Association.
Top Ten Anti-Gun Representatives
10. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Tex.):
Always prepared to offer anti-gun amendments, whether they're
relevant to a bill or not.
9. Diana DeGette (D.-Colo.):
A reliable fixture at press conferences on any anti-gun initiative.
Wants to hold gun manufacturers liable for the illegal use of
8. Mike Castle (R.-Del.):
Consistent sponsor of anti-gun legislation. One of only six House
Republicans to vote against the Protection of Lawful Commerce in
Arms Act that restricted reckless anti-gun lawsuits.
7. Anthony Weiner (D.-N.Y.):
Promotes New York City gun laws (among the most restrictive in the
nation) as a model for the rest of the country.
6. Carolyn McCarthy (D.-N.Y.):
Sponsor of unsuccessful legislation to drastically expand the
"assault weapon" ban of 1994-2004 to cover even more guns.
Gun-control supporters claimed a crime wave would ensue after the
ban's demise, but violent crime instead fell to a 30-year low.
5. Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.):
A reliable vote for anti-gun legislation, and poised to put anti-gun
bills at the top of the agenda if she becomes Speaker.
4. Jim Moran (D.-Va.):
One of only four representatives who voted against requiring that,
in the event that a prospective firearm purchaser is rejected by the
national background check system, the government must tell the
3. Zoe Lofgren (D.-Calif.):
Always ready to lead the "Million Moms" on the House floor in favor
of any anti-gun legislation, no matter how extreme.
2. Henry Waxman (D.-Calif.):
Like the child who canít understand the meaning of "no," Waxman is
the congressman who most frequently turns to the GAO to conduct
studies designed to support "gun control" schemes he knows do not
have support in Congress.
1. John Conyers (D.-Mich.):
The only current House member who voted for the Gun Control Act of
1968, has been a vocal opponent of 2nd Amendment rights ever since.
Top 10 Anti-Gun Senators
10. Mike DeWine (R.-Ohio)
Consistently the only Republican to speak in favor of anti-2nd
Amendment legislation on the Senate floor.
9. Jack Reed (D.-R.I.)
The most vocal opponent on the Senate floor of congressional
legislation to prevent lawsuits against firearms manufacturers based
on the actions of criminals.
8. John Kerry (D.-Mass.)
Accepted a shotgun as a campaign gift from union officials, even
though it would have been banned under a bill he cosponsored.
7. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D.-N.Y.)
Though just in her first term as an elected official, she campaigned
for gun control while First Lady, advocating gun owner licensing,
handgun registration and the retention by the federal government of
records on lawful purchasers of firearms.
6. Frank Lautenberg (D.-N.J.)
Despite government studies showing that fewer than 1% of criminals
get their guns from gun shows, Lautenberg sponsored legislation to
run gun shows out of business.
5. Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.)
Sponsor of the much-vaunted assault-weapon ban of 1994-2004. Despite
the ban's having been found to have been misdirected and irrelevant
to crime, Feinstein said she wished for a stronger law, one that
would say, "Mr. and Mrs. America, turn [your firearms] all in."
Feinstein carried a handgun for her own protection in California.
4. Barbara Boxer (D.-Calif.)
Sponsor of bills to ban compact handguns, such as those commonly
carried for protection, by making the legality of their manufacture
in the U.S. contingent upon the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives' (BATFE) regulation permitting the same type of
firearm to be imported. BATFE uses regulatory authority over
firearms importation arbitrarily and, some say, illegally. Boxer
hoped the BATFE would do the same with U.S.-made firearms.
3. Ted Kennedy (D.-Mass.)
A generation ago, this liberal lion sponsored legislation to ban and
otherwise restrict handguns. He hasnít let up a bit since.
2. Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.)
Minority whip is top anti-gun activist in his partyís Senate
leadership and a reliable activist for anti-gun legislation in his
1. Charles Schumer (D.-N.Y.)
Sponsor of legislation to ban firearms as "assault weapons," to ban
hunting, recreational, practice and defensive ammunition as "armor
piercing," and to impose a waiting period on handgun sales. The
member of Congress who most seeks publicity for himself on