Related News U.S. House Democrats hold “sit-in” demanding gun control vote, Republicans move to shut down By Reuters/Susan Cornwell and Timothy Gardner  June 23, 2016 | 09:28 am GMT+7 Democrats staged a “sit-in” on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday demanding the chamber remain in session until the Republican leadership agrees to a vote on gun control legislation following the Orlando mass shooting. Chanting “No bill, no break!” scores of Democratic lawmakers joined in the protest. A similar action happened in August 2008, when House Republicans, then in the minority, took the floor to demand a vote on allowing offshore drilling. “We are in for the long haul here,” House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters, saying members intended to continue their sit-in as long as it takes to get a vote on a bill. But Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan refused to give in to what he called a “publicity stunt” and vowed not to bring up any bill that would take away anyone’s right to own firearms. The Democrats’ move echoed last week’s filibuster by Senate Democrats to protest inaction on guns in the wake of the June 12 massacre at a gay nightclub… Read full this story
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