The New York Times put together an interactive map to showcase the grades assigned to members of Congress by the National Rifle Association. The NRA assigns a letter grade (A through F) based on a lawmaker’s voting record (or a questionnaire, if there’s no voting record to examine).
Here’s how Wisconsin’s legislators stacked up, by grades and 2012 campaign contributions:
House of Representatives
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-1st District: A ($2,000 campaign contribution)
Rep.-elect Mark Pocan, D-2nd District: F (no campaign contribution)
Rep. Ron Kind, D-3rd District: A ($3,000 campaign contribution)
Rep. Gwen Moore, D-4th District: F (no campaign contribution)
Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-5th District: A ($2,000 campaign contribution)
Rep. Tom Petri, R-6th District: A ($1,000 campaign contribution)
Rep. Sean Duffy, R-7th District: A ($8,450 campaign contribution)
Rep. Reid Ribble, R-8th District: A ($4,000 campaign contribution)
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.: A ($1,000 campaign contribution)
Sen.-elect Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.: F (no campaign contribution)
In the House, 242 representatives received an A, 30 received a B or C, 146 received an F and 17 were not ranked. In the Senate, 46 lawmakers received an A, 13 received a B or C, 35 received an F and six were not ranked.
What kind of gun policies do you want to see from your legislators? Are you happy with the numbers, or would you like to see a shift one way or another?