House Democrats Hold Sit-In on Gun Control

NBC News

House Democrats led by Civil Rights veteran Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, are in the midst of a sit-in on the chamber floor to try and force a vote on gun control.

“Now is the time for us to find a way to dramatize it, to make it real,” Lewis said. “We have to occupy the floor of the House until there is action.”

Then Lewis and House Democrats sat.  

The protest is not being televised because the House has not formally gaveled into session.

So members took to social media to lodge their protests.

Four gun policy measures failed to pass the 60-vote threshold to move forward in the Senate on Monday in a dramatic showdown over gun policy. The votes came in the wake of the deadly shooting spree in a gay nightclub in Orlando — the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern history — and a subsequent 15-hour filibuster by Senate Democrats who demanded action on gun control.


14 thoughts on “House Democrats Hold Sit-In on Gun Control

  1. “Civil Rights veteran Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia”

    Civil Rights clown is looking to remove / restrict the people’s Civil Rights – brilliant.

  2. Yeah we get it
    F what the people want , all that matters is what a few losers feel good story says is best for everyone

  3. When the Patriot Act had to be read, they were in bed.
    Obamacare.. Non Present. Sign First, read later..

    But GUN CONTROL…. Right there staging their own occupy movement.

  4. “Now is the time for us to find a way to dramatize it, to make it real,” Lewis said. “We have to occupy the floor of he House until there is action”.

    Off with their heads! How’s that for real, drama queen?!

  5. Wow. What a scene. It reminds me of a bunch of spoiled (rotting) children. This picture depicts how bad and ridiculous what was formerly somewhat maybe respectable. When the article said they had taken to the floor I had no idea that these miscreants would actually be sitting on the floor. What a freaking circus show all of this is. Our whole gov’t process which is supposed to be fenced in by the BOR and The Constitution is a resemblance of the inmates haven taken over the asylum.

  6. “”As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.” (Tench Coxe)

    “Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. CONGRESS have NO POWER to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…. [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” (Tench Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.)

    2nd amendment of our Bill of Rights-
    “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

    The crime of TREASON is and has been committed.
    Deal with them according to the consequences of TREASON.

  7. “I want it, I want it, I want it Mommy! Time for a “time out”? No, it’s time for a good ass-whoopin’ you little brat!

    “I’m playing the ‘Woman Card’! If you only qualified as a woman because all I see is a blob of sleaze, dripping with ouzzz! F’N heaping pile of dung!
    She can’t even keep her husband in check, much less Putin. It’s scary to think about. She may just bite his head off. Don’t sit too close. Just ask Bill. What about Bill? A 70 year old man with a Viagra induced “woody” roaming the White House chasing the interns for 4 to 8 more years. 2 terms is more than we should stand for with the Clinton’s in the White House. This needs to be addressed and outlawed. Let’s call it the Clinton Clause.

  8. To someone, these members are useful idiots. To me, they are useless idiots. If any of them belong to you, your chance to vote them out is coming up later this year!

    1. Unfortunately, the next crop of candidates that will be presented to the voters will be no better. The two-headed political establishment and its lapdog media will see to it, and many millions of human livestock will fall in line once again.

  9. Hard to believe people actually vote these idiots into office again and again and again and again and ,,,,,,,,,
    Were never going to get away from this special kinda stupid are we.

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