House GOP May Go After Democrats for Staging Gun-Control Sit-in

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Democrats' gun-control sit-in June 22.Photo: C-Span

The House of Representatives is in session after its long July 4 recess, and lawmakers are back and ready to start fighting about gun legislation again. Before the break, House Democrats led a more than 25-hour sit-in, starting on June 22, to demand the GOP leadership bring gun-control bills to a vote on the floor, including one that would deny firearm sales to those on the “no-fly” list. Now, the House Republican leadership is looking into the possibility of censuring members who participated in the floor protests. GOP Speaker Paul Ryan and House Leader Kevin McCarthy said they would meet with the Capitol’s sergeant-at-arms about Democrats’ rule-breaking, including taking cell-phone video, and reports of possible misconduct such as damaging furniture and mistreating Hill staffers, says Roll Call.