What do your elected representatives think about guns-and how are they likely to vote on upcoming gun-control legislation?
To help clarify a complex state of play, The Daily Beast has created a tool that classifies every member of Congress according to their stance on gun control, based on our best assessment of publicly available information: statements, voting records, ratings from both the National Rifle Association and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and dollar contributions from the gun lobby.
Use this as a scorecard to follow as individual bills are debated, and as a quick way to make your voice heard. Have feedback? Heard from your rep lately? Send us an email at: NewsBeastLabs@gmail.com.
Sources: Census.gov, NRA, The New York Times, Project Vote Smart, Sunlight Foundation, and The Daily Beast research.