Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you get your data?
We aggregate our data from a variety of sources including congress.gov, ontheissues.org, the NRA, & opensecrets.org. We also corroborate our facts through several news outlets.
Why do some key races only show one candidate?
If we don’t have enough data on a certain candidate with regards to gun safety, we will not report on it.
How do we know we should support a candidate just because you tell us to?
We do not offer our support for candidates unless we have enough information about their positions to be certain that they will fight for sensible gun legislation.
How can I report a correction?
Use our contact form. Make sure to select “correction” from the dropdown.
What are the NRA grades?
From their website:
A+: A legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.
A: Solidly pro-gun candidate. A candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues.
Aq: A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the candidate’s responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues.
B: A generally pro-gun candidate. However, a “B” candidate may have opposed some pro-gun reform or supported some restrictive legislation in the past.
C: Not necessarily a passing grade. A candidate with a mixed record or positions on gun related issues, who may oppose some pro-gun positions or support some restrictive legislation.
D: An anti-gun candidate who usually supports restrictive gun control legislation and opposes pro-gun reforms. Regardless of public statements, can usually be counted on to vote wrong on key issues.
F: True enemy of gun owners’ rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ rights and/or actively leads anti-gun legislative efforts, or sponsors anti-gun legislation.
?: Refused to answer the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire, often an indication of indifference, if not outright hostility, to gun owners’ and sportsmen’s rights.