Name one prominent democrat ever to stand up for the 2nd amendment? Senator Max Baucus.
This man has been responsible for much legislation that has hamstrung the ATF.
In addition, he wrote: "I want to protect both the First and Second Amendments fully; erosion of one threatens erosion of the other." - Senator Max Baucus, 1990Senator Mark Begich
“We have to be very careful that we don’t jump to the clamor of emotion," ... "I don’t believe that we just need to pile on new laws and suddenly that solves all the problems.” Senator Mark Begich 2013
Responding to a question about whether he would support a renewal of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which outlawed the manufacture of certain semiautomatic firearms from 1994 to 2004, Senator Begich said he is “not interested.”Congressman Heath Schuler
In response to the Arizona shooting rampage, NC Congressman Heath Shuler has confirmed that he will carry a gun himself for protection at state public events. “I, like many of my constituents and staff in Western North Carolina, strongly support the Second Amendment and do exercise our right to legally and safely carry a firearm."Senator Jon Tester
In 2008, Senator Jon Tester pushed the US Supreme Court to strike down Washington, DC's long-standing ban on gun ownership. The Court agreed and found the restrictions unconstitutional in Heller v. District of Columbia. In 2009, Senator Tester filed a major "friend of the court" legal briefing to convince the Supreme Court to strike down state and local government restrictions on gun ownership. The Court struck down the restrictive gun laws in a decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago.
And last but not least
"I guarantee you Barack Obama ain't taking my shotguns, so don't buy that malarkey. Don't buy that malarkey. They're going to start peddling that to you. I got two. If he tries to fool with my Beretta. he's got a problem." - Vice President Joe Biden ...only because I think you should lighten up and laugh every once in a while.