by Jennifer Swift
Jul 24, 2014
09:18 AMConnecticut Politics
Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA
New Haven Register file photos: Tom Foley, left, and John McKinney. Photos by Mara Lavitt and Arnold Gold
The NRA issued the grades based on a contender’s voting record and/or responses to a questionnaire.
A grade of B is issued to candidates who are “generally pro-gun ... but may have opposed some pro-gun reforms or supported some restrictive legislation in the past.”
An A is “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 for the Second Amendment issues.”
An AQ is given to candidates whose rating is based solely on his or her responses to the candidate’s questionnaire and who does not have a voting record.