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House Democrats have ended their 25-hour shit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: Fox News ()
Date: June 23, 2016 02:01PM

http://wtop.com/government/2016/06/dems-stage-election-year-sit-in-on-guns-gop-unmoved/


1:54 pm, June 23, 2016
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Weary but jubilant House Democrats ended their extraordinary sit-in on the chamber’s floor Thursday more than 24 hours after it began, a protest that let them broadcast their demands around the world for gun-control votes in the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub.

There were no indications that Republicans who run the House had granted Democrats’ insistence for votes on bills strengthening background checks and barring firearms sales to people on the government’s no-fly list.

Even so, 25½ hours after they commandeered the chamber and blasted images of themselves on social media, Democrats filed out and declared victory.


Rep. John Lewis Leads Sit-In on House Floor
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“We are going to win this struggle,” said Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights icon who helped lead the sit-in.


Hours earlier, Republicans had exited the Capitol, branding the remarkable sit-in a publicity stunt and summarily adjourning the chamber at about 3:15 a.m. EDT until after the Fourth of July.

“We are not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business,” Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday morning in dismissing the protest. Ryan held up copies of Democratic fundraising appeals based on the protest.

One by one, Democrats delivered speeches that mixed victory declarations with promises not to back down in their drive to curb firearm violence. Placards with photos of gun victims and the phone number of the Capitol switchboard were prominently displayed on the floor.

“It’s rightful indignation,” Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., said about the Democratic sit-in and the positive reaction it was getting from supporters. “America has had enough.”

When Republicans streamed to the exits hours earlier, Democrats stayed behind on the House floor, shouting “No bill, no break!” and waving papers with the names of gun victims written in black.

With a crowd cheering them on from outside the Capitol and many more following the theatrics on social media, Democrats declared success in dramatizing the argument for action to stem gun violence.

“Just because they cut and run in the dark of night, just because they have left doesn’t mean we are taking no for an answer,” said Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Republicans fiercely resisted the pressure and said Democrats had accomplished nothing other than disrupting the business of the House to score political points. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., called it “a publicity stunt.”

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who had participated in the civil rights sit-ins in the South in the 1960s, said Democrats had “crossed one bridge.” He added, “We have other bridges to cross,” and said Democrats “made a down payment on ending gun violence” in America.

At one point overnight, the two sides nearly came to blows after Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, approached the Democrats and yelled, “Radical Islam!” Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., started yelling back. The two came within inches of each other, both screaming, only to be separated by colleagues.

Pressure had built on Capitol Hill following the shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando this month that killed 49 people and injured 53 others. The assailant also died. The mass attack followed similar tragic incidents over the past years including the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

The agitation for action caused a Senate filibuster last week and led to the chaos in the House, a spectacle that captured the attention of a Washington gridlocked on guns.

House Republicans used their prerogatives as the majority party to muscle through, with no time for debate, a partisan bill that provides money for the Zika crisis. GOP lawmakers overruled Democrats’ objections and then acted to adjourn the House into next month. Democrats cried “Shame, Shame!”

Republicans shut off the cameras in the House gallery throughout most of the protest, but Democrats used their cellphones to capture the action. C-SPAN carried the feeds live via Periscope and Facebook, in an unprecedented move.

Ryan said the gun bills pushed by Democrats, to expand background checks and keep people on the no-fly list from getting guns, would take away people’s constitutional rights and deprive them of due process. He noted that the Senate this week rejected similar legislation.

The protest began around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, unfolding on the House floor with little advance warning from the Democrats. Most of the 188 Democrats took turns speaking, joined by dozens of Senate Democrats.

Scattered around the House floor were signs reading “Disarm Hate.”

The sit-in, with Lewis playing a leading role, had the look of a 1960s-style protest. Some lawmakers sat on the floor; others were in their seats.

Republicans staged a similar protest in 2008. Democrats controlling the House at the time turned off the cameras amid a GOP push for a vote to expand oil and gas drilling. Republicans occupied the floor, delivering speech after speech after Pelosi, then the House speaker, sent lawmakers bolting to their August recess. Pelosi at that time had ordered the cameras turned off.

C-SPAN, a cable and satellite network that provides continual coverage of House and Senate floor proceedings, does not control the cameras. They are run on authorization by legislative leaders.



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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: CY9GJ ()
Date: June 23, 2016 02:21PM

What the demonkrats are really saying is....................

FUCK THIS SHIT! WE ARE GOING ON RECESS NEXT WEEK! FUCK IF I'M HANGING AROUND THIS AREA TO PROTEST!

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: dem douches again ()
Date: June 23, 2016 02:31PM

Publicity stunt and nothing more. They should be asking why the four bills in.question couldn't get 50 Senate votes. Instead they are fundraising.

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: Vexxxed ()
Date: June 23, 2016 03:01PM

How many billions in non-productivity did this stunt cost?

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: Dog Walker1 ()
Date: June 23, 2016 03:06PM

EPIC FAIL.

The Dems were chanting "No bill, no break." Now there will be a break, but there is no bill.

Now, imagine how the press would have written these stories if GOP had forcibly seized the House floor to try to block the Obamacare bill.

The current media spin is "Dems mount unprecedented action of conscience to save lives of innocents and fight the evil NRA/GOP."

A similar GOP action to block Obamacare would have been described by the drive-by media as "GOP mount unprecedented mob action with thugs on the floor blocking Obama & Dems noble effort to save lives of innocents by giving them free healthcare & letting them keep their own doctors." (Remember that lie of Obama & Dems, "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.")

If GOP tried similar publicity stunt, media would be talking about a whiff of fascism in the air and saying that "the GOP have shut down the Congress by disruptive, crybaby tactics of sore losers."

I'll repeat my earlier comments from another thread about the Dem disruption of the representative process in Congress.

This is like the Golden State Warriors refusing to stop playing after they lost game 7 of NBA finals. Cleveland Cavs leave the field house in victory and the Warriors stay and purport to keep on playing, or at least occupying the basketball court until the Cavs agree to play best out of 9 games.

Network pulls plug from the telecast and Warriors use their cell phones to stream their ridiculous court occupation. Warriors demand that the Cavs play on.

"No Warriors, you lost! We don't have to play more," say the Cavs.

The Dems are pulling a stunt every bit as absurd as the imagined Warriors' occupation of the basketball court to force Cavs to fight on.

If politics were sane, people would notice that the GOP greatly outnumber Dems in the House. Dems would invariably lose any vote, which would be doubly futile and a total waste of time because the Dems already lost the corresponding votes in the Senate.

The Dem point is to deflect from the fact that the ISIS terrorists abroad have gained street cred with radical Islamist immigrants and their offspring in this country due to Obama's failed foreign policies, leading the Islamists in this country to take terrorist actions.

Obama famously mocked ISIS as the JV team and later admitted to not having a strategy to defeat them. If they are JV, what is he and his team?

A Hillary-supporting registered Democrat Islamist (meaning adheres to political philosophy of Islamic Supremacy) named Omar Mateen commits yet another terrorist attack in the US on Obama's watch (following Boston Marathon bombing, Ft. Hood massacre, attacks on military recruiters, etc.).

Dems say NRA and GOP are to blame because they won't allow law-abiding Americans to be forcibly disarmed by adopting French-like, or at least French-light, gun control laws.

Newsflash: the gun control laws in France and Belgium (some of the perps and weapons were transported via Belgium) are even stronger than the gun control laws that Dems will currently propose for the US. Yet, the terrorists in Paris had no problem getting guns for their murderous rampages last year.

Is there a French 2nd Amendment and is there a French NRA that we should blame for that?

Will the liberals allow us to blame the Paris attacks on Islamists or is GOP/NRA somehow to blame there?

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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. - John Cassis on manners

Ignoring juvenile attacks and remarks on the internet for over two decades.

Arguing by deflection or name-calling is an admission that you don't have a rational argument.

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: June 23, 2016 03:07PM

Vexxxed Wrote:
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> How many billions in non-productivity did this
> stunt cost?

None, only Republicans cost us 24 billion dollars and shut dowm government.

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: June 23, 2016 05:17PM

cold pizza, no beds, shits, and listening to John Lewis preach. Surprise it lasted long as it did. They weren't going to make to 5 July.

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: Conyers ()
Date: July 19, 2016 08:51AM

So how did this work out? They got the change they wanted right?

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: cJJKt ()
Date: July 19, 2016 10:12AM


Graphic Video: New Jersey Home Invasion Captured On Nancy Grace


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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: CtwhT ()
Date: July 19, 2016 10:12AM

Home Invasion in Millburn NJ caught on nanny cam - brutal beating in front of daughter June, 2013

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Date: July 19, 2016 10:12AM


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Date: July 19, 2016 10:15AM

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour shit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: Clearly faked ()
Date: July 19, 2016 10:16AM

That video doesn't comport with the Narrative promoted by the DNC. This is an obvious fake.

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: 4yUXF ()
Date: July 19, 2016 10:19AM

another nth time convict let out of prison, doing a near death beating while invading a home ... knows he's going back to prison probably hopes so

niggs beat whites for fun, dont care if they die, dont doubt it for a second

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: X6cpJ ()
Date: July 19, 2016 10:23AM

"His first word was never heard. His first sentence was never said," Sherry West, the baby's mother, said through tears on the witness stand as she read a statement made to rhyme like a poem or a nursery rhyme. "He never got to sleep in a toddler bed."

The baby was in his stroller and out for a walk with his mother when he was shot between the eyes on March 21 in the Georgia coastal city of Brunswick. West and a younger teenager charged as an accomplice testified at trial that Elkins killed the baby after his mother refused to give up her purse.

Elkins was spared the death penalty because the killing occurred when he was 17

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: YF7ED ()
Date: July 19, 2016 10:24AM

his democrat lawyer friends will get him out, and he'll be doing home invasions soon enough as well!


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Date: July 19, 2016 10:26AM

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Date: July 19, 2016 10:27AM

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: pENFP ()
Date: July 19, 2016 10:39AM


there is a way a little asian woman can kick the crap out of a 6-time looser 295 lb convict who is invading her home ... without killing perhaps depends on opportunity

there is one way she can stand up to any bully

it's called a Colt-45



home video - will film your death, not so great. does the convict care if he gets caught on film? no. he doesn't.

a taser? risky, may not stop, batteries may die.

likelyhood she has protection available oh hand when needed? unlikely.

it's up to her to keep the thing safe, and it's her right to choose which is best for her

what gov isn't going to do is pick favorites, choose BLM over the right of self defense

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Date: July 19, 2016 10:52AM

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour shit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: JavonTron ()
Date: July 19, 2016 10:57AM

Democrats are a bunch of pussies incapable of living in the real world. They use drugs and delude themselves constantly to avoid mental breakdowns.

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour shit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: yULCN ()
Date: July 19, 2016 11:01AM


when is congress doign a sit in to protect women in bad neighborhoods to provide them safety from home invasion ? or from being abducted raped killed with their own car, while getting in/out of their car at the store ... while pregnant even ?


for the home a rifle and locked doors should ward off the need for a handgun if one has a door that isn't easily opened ...

unfortuntely, the Colt 45 would need to be ready if she's going to her car at night ... and she should scope the area by walking around her car to see if anyone is hiding behind or in it ... unless a miracle of surveylance allowed her all knowing vision and to call police to clear the area to get her to her car (bull, won't happen)

to be safe from an invader / marauder ...

this is nothing different than european settlements from protecting themselve's from Gangis Khan or the Greeks having arms read for when African war lords attacked greece for a smash & grab
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Date: July 19, 2016 11:02AM

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Date: July 19, 2016 11:03AM

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Re: House Democrats have ended their 25-hour shit-in on chamber floor over demands for gun control votes.
Posted by: L7TYW ()
Date: July 19, 2016 11:05AM

the difference today is who ends up on the front line ... unavoidable due to the towns that (once) protected the interior ... they now tend to bring danger next door at random
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