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Dems shut down House with "sit in"

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>> Rise up Democrats.>> Old school protest tactics taken over the House of Representatives, Wednesday. A group of democratic congress members staging a seat-in to to demand Speaker Paul Ryan allow a vote on gun control. David Lauder is following the story.>> Today's seat-in has echoes of last week's phila buster by Senator Chris Murphy who's the democrat from Connecticut.
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Murphy had demanded for 15 hours on the floor with some of his other democrats on the floor at the senate demanded some action on gun control in the wake of the Florida tragedy. In the House, however, there have been no votes at all. Democrats there are hungry for some sort of action.
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They feel like this tragedy in Orlando, Florida last week was something that maybe can bring about some kind of action that they've been trying to push for years. On stronger gun control measures.>> Sometime you have to do something out of the ordinary. Sometime you have to make a way out of no way.
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>> The disruption led by civil rights icon and Georgia Congressman John Lewis shutting down house business.