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2018 Candidate Gun Rights Grades


Grades for state legislative candidates are based on their voting records in the 127th & 128th Legislatures, or on the candidate's answers to the Gun Owners of Maine Gun Policy questionnaire if the candidate did not previously serve in those Legislatures.  Grades based on questionnaire responses are indicated by a "Q" in the grade.

If you are a candidate who would like to receive a grade from Gun Owners of Maine, please complete our Gun Policy Questionnaire.


Candidates awarded a grade by Gun Owners of Maine may use our grade artwork to display their grades on their web sites or printed matter.


Governor

 F   CARON, Alan Favors bans on so-called "assault weapons", magazines, bump stocks, and favors imposing universal background checks.
F HAYES, Terry Supports bans on so-called "assault weapons", bump stocks and supports universal background checks.
F MILLS, Janet Once a pro-gun legislator with an A rating from the NRA, Janet Mills has reversed course, and embraced anti-gun rhetoric during her Gubernatorial campaign, going so far as to take pride in her new NRA F rating, remarking "I wouldn't usually be proud to get a failing grade... but this time I'll make an exception."
A MOODY, Shawn Moody's public statements have opposed new gun controls, and he has specifically pledged to uphold his oath to protect and defend the right to keep and bear arms provisions of the Federal and Maine constitutions. He has vowed to veto unconstitutional gun legislation, and to protect schools with armed resource officers and active shooter training, and he has actively engaged Maine's gun rights advocate community.
United States Senate

A+ BRAKEY, Eric As a State Senator, Eric Brakey was the prime sponsor and principal advocate of the Constitutional Carry law, the most significant advance in gun rights in Maine history.  He has been a consistent defender of gun rights, with a perfect voting record on gun bills in the Maine Senate.  
D KING, Angus As a US Senator, Angus King as voted to ban large-capacity magazines, and voted against national concealed carry reciprocity.  He has endorsed a package of gun-control measures by gun-control champion Senator Chuck Schumer, including universal background checks.

US House of Representatives, 1st District

 B   GROHMAN, Marty Marty Grohman, during his service in the Maine House of Representatives, has generally cast his vote in favor of strengthening gun rights. He voted in favor of Constitutional Carry, expanding reciprocity for concealed carry permits and prohibiting gun registration, and voted against no-due-process red flag laws.
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HOLBROOOK, Mark Mark Holbrook takes a no-compromise stance on gun rights, firmly opposing new gun restrictions and favoring repeal of existing ineffective and onerous gun laws.
F PINGREE, Chellie Chellie Pingree has made gun control a central feature of her legislative agenda, and supports all manner of gun restrictions, including reinstatement of the failed Federal Assault Weapon Ban and banning large-capacity magazines, and opposes national concealed carry reciprocity.


US House of Representatives, 2nd District

F GOLDEN, Jared Jared Golden, as a State Representative, voted for bills that would produce a patchwork  of gun-free zones across the state, allow police to seize firearms with little or no due process, impose civil and criminal penalties on citizens who innocently and unknowingly sell a gun to a prohibited person, and voted against Constitutional Carry and against expanding concealed carry reciprocity.
A+ POLIQUIN, Bruce Bruce Poliquin has consistently voted in favor of gun rights, including national concealed carry reciprocity, removing suppressors from the NFA, and protecting veteran's gun rights. He opposes bans on semiautomatic firearms and large-capacity magazines.


Maine Senate Candidates

C BELLOWS, Shenna
F BREEN, Catherine
F CARPENTER, Michael
F CARSON, Everett
C CHENETTE, Justin
F CHIPMAN, Benjamin
A+ CYRWAY, Scott
A+ DAVIS, Paul
D DESCHAMBAULT, Susan
A+ DIAMOND, G.
A+ DILL, James
A DOW, Dana
A+ ESPLING, Eleanor
A+ FARRIN, Bradlee
A+ FOLEY, Robert
F GRATWICK, Geoffrey
A+ HAMPER, James
F HERBIG, Erin
A JACKSON, Troy
A KEIM, Lisa
F LAWRENCE, Mark
F LIBBY, Nathan
F LUCHINI, Louis
B MALABY, Richard
F MILLETT, Rebecca
F MIRAMANT, David
A+ POULIOT, Matthew
A+ ROSEN, Kimberley
F SANBORN, Heather
AQSTONE, Matt 
A+ TIMBERLAKE, Jeffrey
D VITELLI, Eloise
B VOLK, Amy
A+ WOODSOME, David


Maine House of Representatives Candidates

AQ AMADON, Anne
AQ ANDREWS, John
AQARATA, Amy 
A+ AUSTIN, Susan
AQBLACKBURN, Cody 
AQBOOTH, James 
 FBROOKS, Heidi 
A+ CAMPBELL, Richard
F  CASÁS, Owen
A+ CEBRA, Richard
A+ CHACE, Paul
AQ COLWELL, Nancy
A+ COREY, Patrick
A+ CRAIG, Garrel
AQCURRIER, Robert 
A DILLINGHAM, Kathleen
F DOORE, Donna
A DUNPHY, Michelle
 CQDUPUIS, Stephen
AQ FAULKINGHAM, William
A FAY, Jessica
 AQFECTEAU, Justin
F FREY, Aaron
F GATTINE, Andrew
 AQGLUSKER, James
 AQGREENWOOD, Randall
A+ GRIGNON, Chad
A+ HAGGAN, David
F HANDY, James
A+ HANINGTON, Sheldon
A+ HANLEY, Jeffery
A+ HARRINGTON, Matthew
A+ HAWKE, Stephanie
A+ HEAD, Frances
B HICKMAN, Craig
C HIGGINS, Norman
F HUBBELL, Brian
F HYMANSON, Patricia
AQJAVNER, Kathy
A+ JOHANSEN, Chris
F JORGENSEN, Erik
 AQLACHANCE, Mike
 AQLAPOINTE,Daniel
AQLEBIDA, Guy
 AQ LORRAIN, Tony
A+ KINNEY, MaryAnne
F KORNFIELD, Victoria
A+ LOCKMAN, Lawrence
A LYFORD, Peter
F MADIGAN, Colleen
F MADIGAN, John
A+ MAREAN, Donald
D MARTIN, John
D MARTIN, Roland
A+ MASON, Richard
F MASTRACCIO, Anne-Marie
F McCREA, David
F McCREIGHT, Joyce
F McLEAN, Andrew
F MELARAGNO, Gina
F MOONEN, Matthew
 AQ MORRIS, Joshua
F NADEAU, Catherine
A+ O'CONNOR, Beth
F O'NEIL, Margaret
A+ ORDWAY, Lester
A+ PERKINS, Michael
F PERRY, Anne
A PICKETT, Richard
A+ PIERCE, Jeffrey
F PIERCE, Teresa
A+ PRESCOTT, Dwayne
F RECKITT, Lois
A+ REED, Roger
F RILEY, Christina
 AQROBINSON, Kimberly 
F RYKERSON, Deane
A+ SAMPSON, Heidi
FSaucier, Robert
F SCHNECK, John
F SHEATS, Bettyann
A+ SIMMONS, Abden
A+ SKOLFIELD, Thomas
AQ STANLEY, Maynard Jr
A STANLEY, Stephen
C STEARNS, Paul
A+ STETKIS, Joel
A STEWART, Harold
A+ STROM, Scott
A+ SUTTON, Paula
F SYLVESTER, Michael
F TALBOT ROSS, Rachel
F TEPLER, Denise
F TERRY, Maureen
A+ THERIAULT, Timothy
F TIPPING, Ryan
AQ TRAVERS. Michael
F TUCKER, Ralph
C TUELL, William
A VACHON, Karen
A+ WADSWORTH, Nathan
F WARREN, Charlotte
A+ WHITE, Dustin
D ZEIGLER, Stanley


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