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Md. Democrats join House sit-in over gun control; protest gets heated in chamber

Md. Democrats join House sit-in over gun control; protest gets heated in chamber

House Democrats, frustrated over the lack of progress on gun control, staged a sit-in on the chamber's floor Wednesday, and vowed not to leave until Republican leaders allowed a vote on a proposal to ban people on terrorism watch lists from buying firearms.

The unusual standoff, which began in the morning, continued into the night and included chants of "No bill, no break!", brought senior leaders and members of the Senate — including the Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation — to the floor throughout the day. Republicans quickly called a recess, which had the effect of limiting live coverage of the scene.

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