After only 25 hours the Democrats in the House of Representatives ended their Gun Control related sit-in. Tired of what they viewed as a publicity stunt by Democrats, Republican early Thursday morning formally adjourned for the long-scheduled Fourth of July recess.
Democrats began a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday morning to pressure Republicans to hold votes on proposals that would prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing guns and expand background checks for firearm purchases. For more than 24 hours lawmakers remained in the well of the House chamber, some wrapped in blankets and gripping paper coffee cups early Thursday, lashing out at Republicans for not taking action to address gun violence.
Shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday, Democrats left the floor and marched outside down the House steps to link up with more than 100 supporters, vowing to press ahead and singing protest songs, including “We Shall Overcome.”