They’re at it again….
Via NBC News:
House Democrats made a renewed push for votes on gun control measures on Wednesday — nearly three months after they staged a sit-in on that chamber’s floor demanding action.
“Time and time again we ask for compassion, time and time again we ask for action, time and time again we ask for leadership. Our people are sick and tired of a do nothing congress,” Rep. John Lewis , D-Georgia, said on the floor pleading with Republican leaders to take a vote. “These bills should be passed. Bring them to the floor, let us have a vote.”
Lewis, a civil rights icon, led the revolt over gun policy reform in June. And while the sit-in did not result in a vote on two controversial gun control measures, he and other Democrats said their effort highlighted the need for action.
On Wednesday, a number of Democrats spoke throughout the late morning in remembrance of the victims of gun violence. As they spoke, the lawmakers held photos of the victims of gun violence.
Wednesday’s demonstration is a continuation of what the Democrats began in June after taking over the House floor for a nearly 25-hour sit-in.
“We’re not going away,” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said. “We’re not going to stop until we enact gun violence prevention laws. We’re not going to stop until we get the job done.”
Democrats want votes before Congress adjourns for recess until the election on bills to expand background checks for gun sales and to prevent suspected terrorists on the no fly list from being able to purchase a weapon.
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