L.A. Times: House Democrats line up in chamber to demand gun vote


It's not a sit-In, but it'll do:

House Democrats are one by one stepping up to the microphone in the chamber, asking Republicans to bring up a bill to expand background checks for gun sales.

The House is supposed to be debating the rules for what can be added to a bill funding treatment for opioid addiction, and Republicans have refused to bring up HR 1217, the background-check bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena).

Before the House broke for the July 4 recess, Democrats held a 25-hour sit-in on the House floor, repeatedly demanding a vote on gun control legislation. Thursday's action took place during normal House business, with Democrats using up the time set aside for them to debate the rule.

The rest of the story, from Sarah D. Wire's tweets can be found at the Los Angeles Times.

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