The people have a right to keep arms; therefore, if we should have some Executive who attempted to set himself up as dictator or king, the people can organize themselves together and, with the arms and ammunition they have, they can properly protect themselves. . . .(87 CONG.REC., 77th Cong., 1st Sess., 7102 [Aug. 13, 1941])Representative John W. Patman (D-TX)
In 1941 Patman concurred with Rep. Hall’s arguments against gun control, adding the above.
OK – not all Democrats are gun-grabbers (and he was from Texas)