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09-HR197 on Jan 6, 2009

Source: National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act
Establishes a national standard for the carrying of concealed firearms (other than a machinegun or destructive device) by non-residents. Authorizes a person who has a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm in one state and who is not prohibited from carrying a firearm under federal law to carry a concealed firearm in another state:
  • Notwithstanding any law of any State, a person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing a firearm and is carrying a valid license to carry a concealed firearm may carry in another State a concealed firearm.
  • If such other State issues licenses to carry concealed firearms, the person may carry a concealed firearm in the State under the same restrictions which apply in that State.
  • If such other State does not issue licenses to carry concealed firearms, the person may not carry a concealed firearm in a police station, in a courthouse, at a meeting of a governing body, in a school, at an athletic event, in an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages, or inside an airport, except to the extent expressly permitted by State law.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Question 10: Absolute right to gun ownership Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Gun Control
  • Headline: National cross-state standard for concealed carry (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill for national standard for concealed carry (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 09-HR197

Jason Altmire s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Michael Arcuri s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Joe Baca s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Barrow s1sGeorgia Democrat
Max Baucus s1sMT Democratic Sr Senator
Mark Begich s1sAK Democratic Jr Senator
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat
John Boccieri s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Dan Boren s1sOklahoma Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat
Rick Boucher s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Bobby Bright s1sAlabama Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Ben Chandler s1sKentucky Democrat
Travis Childers s1sMississippi Democrat (until 2010)
Jerry Costello s1sIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Henry Cuellar s1sTexas Democrat
Kathy Dahlkemper s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Artur Davis s1sAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010)
Lincoln Davis s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat
Joe Donnelly s1sIN Democratic Challenger
Chet Edwards s1sTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Gabby Giffords s1sArizona Democrat
Bart Gordon s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Alan Grayson s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Gene Green s1sTexas Democrat
Ralph Moody Hall s1sTexas Democrat
Martin Heinrich s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Baron Hill s1sIndiana Democrat (until 2010)
Paul Hodes s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Tim Holden s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Steve Kagen s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Ron Kind s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Ann Kirkpatrick s1sArizona Former Democrat (until 2010)
Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Frank Kratovil s1sMaryland Democrat (until 2010)
Rick Larsen s1sWashington Democrat
Ben Ray Lujan s1sNew Mexico Democrat
Cynthia Lummis s1sWyoming Democrat
Betsy Markey s1sColorado Former Democrat (until 2010)
Jim Matheson s1sUtah Democrat
Mike McIntyre s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democrat
Alan Mollohan s1sWest Virginia Democrat
Patrick Murphy s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
John Murtha s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010)
Glenn Nye s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Solomon Ortiz s1sTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Collin Peterson s1sMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Earl Pomeroy s1sNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
Nick Rahall s1sWest Virginia Democrat
Ciro Rodriguez s1sTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Mike Ross s1sArkansas Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Tim Ryan s1sOhio Democrat
John Salazar s1sColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Heath Shuler s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012)
Ike Skelton s1sMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
Bart Stupak s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Gene Taylor s1sMississippi Democrat (until 2010)
Harry Teague s1sNew Mexico Democrat (until 2010)
Jon Tester s1sMT Democratic Jr Senator
Charlie Wilson s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)

Republicans participating in 09-HR197

Robert Aderholt s1sAlabama Republican
Todd Akin s1sMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012)
Rodney Alexander s1sLouisiana Republican
Steve Austria s1sOhio Republican (Retiring 2012)
Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican
Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican
John Barrasso s1sWY Republican Jr Senator
Gresham Barrett s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Joe Linus Barton s1sTexas Republican
Robert Bennett s1sUT Former Republican Senator
Brian Bilbray s1sCalifornia Republican
Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida Republican
Rob Bishop s1sUtah Republican
Marsha Blackburn s1sTennessee Republican
Roy Blunt s1sMissouri Republican (until 2010)
John Boozman s1sAR Republican Jr Senator
Charles Boustany s1sLouisiana Republican
Kevin Brady s1sTexas Republican
Paul Broun s1sGeorgia Republican
Henry Brown s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Sam Brownback s1sKS Republican Governor
Vern Buchanan s1sFlorida Republican
Michael Burgess s1sTexas Republican
Richard Burr s1sNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012)
Steve Buyer s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Dave Camp s1sMichigan Republican
John Campbell s1sCalifornia Republican
Eric Cantor s1sVirginia Republican
Shelley Moore Capito s1sWest Virginia Republican
John Carter s1sTexas Republican
Jason Chaffetz s1sUT Former Republican Challenger (2011)
Saxby Chambliss s1sGA Republican Sr Senator
John Howard Coble s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Tom Coburn s1sOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Thad Cochran s1sMS Republican Sr Senator
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican
Tom Cole s1sOklahoma Republican
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican
Michael Crapo s1sID Republican Sr Senator
Ander Crenshaw s1sFlorida Republican
Mark Critz s1sPennsylvania Republican
John Culberson s1sTexas Republican
Geoff Davis s1sKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012)
Jim DeMint s1sSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Charles Dent s1sPennsylvania Republican
Mario Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Republican
Jimmy Duncan s1sTennessee Republican
Jo Ann Emerson s1sMissouri Republican
John Ensign s1sNV Republican Jr Senator
Michael Enzi s1sWY Republican Sr Senator
Mary Fallin s1sOK Republican Governor
John Fleming s1sLouisiana Republican
Randy Forbes s1sVirginia Republican
Virginia Foxx s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Trent Franks s1sArizona Republican
Elton Gallegly s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Scott Garrett s1sNew Jersey Republican
Phil Gingrey s1sGeorgia Republican
Bob Goodlatte s1sVirginia Republican
Lindsey Graham s1sSC Republican Sr Senator
Kay Granger s1sTexas Republican
Chuck Grassley s1sIA Republican Sr Senator
Samuel Graves s1sMissouri Republican
Tom Graves s1sGeorgia Republican
Brett Guthrie s1sKentucky Republican
Gregg Harper s1sMississippi Republican
Orrin Hatch s1sUT Republican Sr Senator
Dean Heller s1sNevada Republican (Resigned 2011)
Jeb Hensarling s1sTexas Republican
Wally Herger s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Peter Hoekstra s1sMI Republican Challenger
Duncan Hunter s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Bob Inglis s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
James Inhofe s1sOK Republican Sr Senator
Johnny Isakson s1sGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican
Mike Johanns s1sNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008
Sam Johnson s1sTexas Republican
Timothy Johnson s1sIllinois Republican
Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Jim Jordan s1sOhio Republican
Jack Kingston s1sGeorgia Republican
John Kline s1sMinnesota Republican
Doug Lamborn s1sColorado Republican
Tom Latham s1sIowa Republican
Bob Latta s1sOhio Republican
Chris Lee s1sNew York Republican (Resigned 2011)
Frank Dean Lucas s1sOklahoma Republican
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1sMissouri Republican
Connie Mack s1sFL Former Republican Senator (until 2000)
Kenny Marchant s1sTexas Republican
Kevin McCarthy s1sCalifornia Republican
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican
Tom McClintock s1sCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003)
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican
Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Buck McKeon s1sCalifornia Republican
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers s1sWashington Republican
John Mica s1sFlorida Republican
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican
Gary Miller s1sCalifornia Republican
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida Republican
Jerry Moran s1sKansas Republican (until 2010)
Tim Murphy s1sPennsylvania Republican
Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas Republican
Devin Nunes s1sCalifornia Republican
Pete Olson s1sTexas Republican
William Owens s1sCO Former Republican Governor (1999-2006)
Mike Pence s1sIndiana Republican (Gov. run 2012)
Todd Platts s1sPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012)
Ted Poe s1sTexas Republican
Bill Posey s1sFlorida Republican
Tom Price s1sGeorgia Republican
Dennis Rehberg s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2012)
Pat Roberts s1sKS Republican Sr Senator
Hal Rogers s1sKentucky Republican
Michael Rogers s1sAlabama Republican
Mike Rogers s1sMichigan Republican
Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida Republican
Ed Royce s1sCalifornia Republican
Paul Ryan s1sWisconsin Republican
Steve Scalise s1sLA Republican challenger
Jean Schmidt s1sOhio Republican
Aaron Schock s1sIllinois Republican
Pete Sessions s1sTexas Republican
John Shadegg s1sArizona Republican
John Shimkus s1sIllinois Republican
Bill Shuster s1sPennsylvania Republican
Adrian Smith s1sNebraska Republican
Mark Souder s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Cliff Stearns s2pFlorida Republican
John Sullivan s1sOklahoma Republican
Lee Terry s1sNebraska Republican
Glenn Thompson s1sPennsylvania Republican
Mac Thornberry s1sTexas Republican
John Thune s2pSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Todd Tiahrt s1sKansas Republican (until 2010)
Mike Turner s1sOhio Republican
David Vitter s1sLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Greg Walden s1sOregon Republican
Zach Wamp s1sTennessee Republican (until 2010)
Lynn Westmoreland s1sGeorgia Republican
Ed Whitfield s1sKentucky Republican
Roger Wicker s1sMississippi Republican (Senate 2008)
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican
Robert Wittman s1sVirginia Republican
Frank Wolf s1sVirginia Republican
Bill Young s1sFlorida Republican
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican

Independents participating in 09-HR197

Ginny Brown-Waite s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Brad Ellsworth s1sIN 2010 Democratic Challenger
Parker Griffith s1sAlabama Former GOP (until 2010)
Darrell Issa s1sCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003)
John Linder s1sGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010)
Mel Martinez s1sFL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy.
Adam Putnam s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
George Radanovich s1sCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010)

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 62
Republicans: 152
Independents: 9

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