An unprecedented sit-in by Democratic members of Congress on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives over gun control turned into an overnight social media sensation before Congress adjourned early Thursday morning.
Democrats pressed on for more than 24 hours before bringing their protest to an end that afternoon.
Just before noon on Wednesday, a small group of Democratic lawmakers sat down together on the House floor of the Capitol to demand votes on proposals to strengthen background checks so that suspected terrorists could not buy firearms. They delivered blistering indictments of their Republican counterparts for what they consider to be government inaction in the face of ongoing gun violence. (Michael Walsh/Yahoo News)
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