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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

1999-H347 on Jan 19, 1999

Bill Sponsorship: individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense
Source: Citizens' Self-Defense Act (H.R.347)
Declares that a person not prohibited under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act from receiving a firearm shall have the right to obtain firearms for security and to use firearms in defense of:
  1. self or family against a reasonably perceived threat of imminent and unlawful infliction of serious bodily injury;
  2. self or family in the course of the commission by another person of a violent felony against the person or a member of the person's family; and
  3. the person's home in the course of the commission of a felony by another person.


    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: Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 1999-H347

James Barcia s1oMichigan Democrat 
Rick Boucher s1oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Gary Condit s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat 
Tim Holden s1oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Frank Mascara s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Collin Peterson s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Owen Pickett s1oVirginia Democrat 
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
Ronnie Shows s1oMississippi Democrat 
Ike Skelton s1oMissouri Democrat (until 2010) 



Republicans participating in 1999-H347

Roscoe Bartlett s1pMaryland Republican 
Joe Linus Barton s1oTexas Republican 
Henry Bonilla s1oTexas Republican 
Kevin Brady s1oTexas Republican 
Richard Burr s1oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Dan Burton s1oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Sonny Callahan s1oAlabama Republican 
Ken Calvert s1oCalifornia Republican 
Saxby Chambliss s1oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Tom Coburn s1oOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Larry Combest s1oTexas Republican 
Philip Crane s1oIllinois Republican (Until 2004) 
Barbara Cubin s1oWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Duke Cunningham s1oCalifornia Republican 
Jay Dickey s1oArkansas Republican 
John Doolittle s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Jo Ann Emerson s1oMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Doc Hastings s1oWashington Republican 
J.D. Hayworth s1oArizona Republican (until 2007) 
Van Hilleary s1oTennessee Republican 
Duncan Hunter s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Ray LaHood s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Ron Lewis s1oKentucky Republican (Retiring 2008) 
David McIntosh s1oIndiana Republican 
Jack Metcalf s1oWashington Republican 
Sue Myrick s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ron Paul s1oPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
John Peterson s1oPennsylvania Republican (Retired 2008) 
Charles Pickering s1oMississippi Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Bob Riley s1oAL Former Republican Governor (until 2010) 
Jim Ryun s1oKansas Republican 
Mike Simpson s1oIdaho Republican 
Joe Skeen s1oNew Mexico Former Republican 
Mark Souder s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Floyd Spence s1oSouth Carolina Republican 
Cliff Stearns s1oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Charles Taylor s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Zach Wamp s1oTennessee Republican (until 2010) 
Curt Weldon s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Dave Weldon s1oFL Republican Senate Challenger (Lost primary) 
Ed Whitfield s1oKentucky Republican 
Roger Wicker s1oMississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 
Don Young s1oAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 1999-H347

Merrill Cook s1oUT 2010 Republican challenger (lost primary) 
Virgil Goode s1oPOTUS Constitution Party Challenger 
John Hostettler s1oIN 2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep. 
George Nethercutt s1oWA 2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative 
Bob Schaffer s1oCO Former GOP Senate Challenger (2008) 
Bob Stump s1oArizona Former GOP (until 2010) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 11
Republicans: 44
Independents: 6


















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