Politics Democrats stage actual "sit-in" for gun control reform

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  1. SomerSky

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    WASHINGTON — Democrats literally sat down on the floor of the House chamber on Wednesday — and forced the House into a temporary recess — as part of an effort to compel Republican leadership to vote on gun control legislation.

    Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon who led sit-ins all through the 1960s, spearheaded the effort with a fiery, sermon-like denunciation of Congress for its failure to act in the wake of mass shootings.

    “For months, even for years, through seven sessions of Congress, I wondered, what would bring this body to take action?” Lewis said while Democrats slowly surrounded him at the microphone. “We have lost hundreds and thousands of innocent people to gun violence. Tiny little children. Babies. Students. And teachers. Mother and fathers. Sisters and brothers. Daughters and sons. Friends and neighbors. And what has this body done? Mr. Speaker, not one thing.”

    After about 10 minutes of escalating questions — and shouting, “Where is our soul? Where is our courage?” — Lewis said it was time for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to bring up some of the pending gun control bills. In the meantime, he said, he’d just take a seat. Moments later, he sat down on the floor. And so did all the other Democrats with him.
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    I had some beef tacos for lunch today
     
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    They sure are teaching the republicans a lesson.
     
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    Star Wars bar scene.
     
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    i always say progressive types act like children. even the "leaders".

    :sgay:
     
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    Oh no! Please don't sit on the floor! What ever are we going to do? I can't take it anymore. We'll do anything you want about gun control as long as you stop sitting on the floor...
     
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    Wgas wgaf, as if they were doing anything productive before :jj:
     
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    #retardlivesmatter
     
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    This will make it easier for the janitor to take them out with the other trash.
     
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    maybe howards dad told them "shut up, sit down"
     
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    Lock the doors, turn off the water and power. Starve those fucking assholes out.
     
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    if you are not for a compromised plan to keep people on the "NO FLY LIST" from buying weapons , than you must be a shithead. Even Lindsey Graham, who I think is a human potato called out the R's and said if this can not get passed then the "system truly is broken"

    I can already (with my permits and lack of a criminal record) buy nearly any weapon I want, same day. order ammo by the crate and have it dropped at my door step no questions asked. Now if some goofy fuck manages to get himself "no fly" listed , then no, he should not be able to purchase weapons like I can.
     
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    The Senate is patting themselves on the back for a bill that will effect 2700 people :facepalm:
     
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    Guarded by people with guns...
     
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    They're acting like a bunch of petulant children. What a fucking disgrace. I hope they try holding their breath next.
     
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    After the photo was taken, they all agreed to get up and grab lunch at a local McDonald's.
     
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    What will solve this problem?
     
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    Didn't you hear? We don't have a problem!
    If those 5 year olds would have had guns at Sandy Hook, less lives would have been lost!
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    Did Rep. Lewis chime in on if he wants crate control as well? Because some Alabama rednecks smashed him with a crate back in the 60's and gave him a speech impediment.