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California Democrats among dozens of lawmakers staging sit-in demanding gun vote

California Democrats among dozens of lawmakers staging sit-in demanding gun vote

Fed up with Republican inaction on gun control, House Democrats, including nearly three dozen from California, shut down business as usual Wednesday with an old-fashioned, if highly unusual, sit-in that forced live television coverage of the chamber off the air and sent GOP leaders scrambling for cover.

The scene, including chants of “No bill, no break!” was like nothing that has occurred in Congress in recent years, more reminiscent of the civil-rights battles of the 1960s than today’s often predictably scripted debates.

But after the Orlando, Fla., mass shooting – and others in San Bernardino and Newtown, Conn. – along with the...

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