In gun violence protest, House Democrats stage sit-in, shut down chamber, and take to Twitter

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Democratic lawmakers today staged a sit-in on the House floor, demanding a vote on gun control legislation. The lawmakers’ dramatic action, which shut down the chamber today, was a response to the June 12 mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida nightclub that killed 49 people, and injured 53 others — and a response to Monday’s vote failing to advance four gun control amendments.


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