C-SPAN has no control over the U.S. House TV cameras.&mdash; CSPAN (@cspan) June 22, 2016 For nearly two hours, Democrats have staged a sit-in on the House floor, demanding a vote on stricter gun laws. But you won't&nbsp;see it on C-SPAN.House majority leaders&nbsp;control&nbsp;the network's TV cameras.&nbsp;Republicans&nbsp;have turned them off, which they do whenever the House is in recess, as it was when the sit-in began.Hero @repjohnlewis is leading a sit-in on gun violence &amp; @SpeakerRyan shut off the camera so you can’t watch. Shameful. #NoBillNoBreak&mdash; Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 22, 2016 Representatives and media,&nbsp;including the Los Angeles Times' Sarah Wire, are using Twitter, Snapchat and Periscope to fill the void.“We are no longer going to be silent,&quot; @RepLowenthal says. “We are not taking any breaks.” Reads &quot;O Captain, My Captain&quot; by Walt Whitman&mdash; Sarah D. Wire (@sarahdwire) June 22, 2016 Joining w/ @repjohnlewis &amp;dozens of my colleagues for House sit-in for a vote to prevent gun violence #NoBillNoBreak pic.twitter.com/Lg4cM9Gzj0&mdash; Elizabeth Esty (@RepEsty) June 22, 2016 #TurnOnTheCameras https://t.co/zIMdto9Nu7&mdash; Rep. Scott Peters (@RepScottPeters) June 22, 2016 C-SPAN has no control over the U.S. House TV cameras. Here are some tweets from Members of Congress during sit-in.https://t.co/vCI7C4fhUL&mdash; CSPAN (@cspan) June 22, 2016 This isn't the first time members of the House have stopped the cameras from rolling. In 2008, Nancy Pelosi shut off the lights and cameras on the House floor while Republicans spoke about offshore drilling.