House Democrats stage sit-in to push for vote on gun control legislation

WASHINGTON, June 22 (KUNA) — Georgia Congressman John Lewis was leading a Democratic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday in another effort to persuade Republicans to address gun violence in the legislative chamber.
“Sometimes you have to do something out of the ordinary,” said Lewis, a civil rights leader who marched with the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. “The time to act is now. We will be silent no more.” Lewis wrote to Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan demanding that Ryan keep the House in session through its planned recess to debate and vote on gun control legislation. (end) rm.ajs