BREAKING: Democrats Stage House Sit-In to Demand Action on Gun Control


Democratic lawmakers are fed up.

There are currently 68 members of Congress literally sitting on the house floor to demand action on gun control.

The lawmakers, led by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), “are prepared to stand here as long as it takes.”

The protest, which started this morning, has a motto the participants have been chanting over and over “No bill, no break.” Many of the speakers have read the names of the 49 victims of the Orlando shooter.

Democrats are asking for a vote on legislation that would expand background checks for online and gun show purchases, thus closing many loopholes, as well as measure that would prevent individuals on the terror watchlist and no-fly list from buying guns.

Representative Lewis asks “How many more mothers, how many more fathers need to shed tears of grief before we do something?”

Meanwhile Rep. Paul Ryan has turned off all C-SPAN cameras, prompting several people to stream live video through Periscope.

The following is a list of members of Congress who are participating in the sit-in:

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Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney


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