Joyce Beatty and House Democrats Sit in to Stand Up Against Gun Violence

The nation paused on July 24th to watch the drama of a brave band of Democrats stage a day-long sit-in protest on the House floor demanding a vote on common sense gun laws. 

The sit-n launched by Rep. John Lewis, eventually drew 170 lawmakers, lit up social media with demands for a vote on common sense gun control measures like prohibiting those on the government’s no-fly list from being able to legally purchase a weapon.

Polls show that 80 percent of the public support for common-sense measures, and surveys show more than 70 percent of NRA members support measures to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and keep Americans safe.

Capitol steps after the sit-in Rep. John Lewis said “The fight is not over. So don’t give up, don’t give in. Keep the faith, and keep your eyes on the prize.”

He also tweeted, “We got in trouble. We got in the way. Good trouble. Necessary Trouble. By sitting-in, we were really standing up.”

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