Oakland Tribune Online
INSIDEBAYAREA CAREERS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS AUTO TRAVEL COMMUNITY SHOP
  A Service of ANG Newspapers Advertise | Subscribe | Contact Us 
Jun 23, 1:14 PM EDT

Democrats end 25-hour plus protest to demand House gun votes


AP Photo
AP Photo/Uncredited

Related Multimedia
Compare the M4 and Other Rifles

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats have ended their 25-hour sit-in on the chamber's floor that they've been staging to demand votes on gun control.

With just a few interruptions, Democrats commanded the House floor since 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The protest was broadcast live to the world over social media.

There are no indications that Republicans - who control the House - have met the Democrats' demands.

Democrats wanted votes on bills strengthening background checks and barring firearms sales to people on the government's no-fly list.

Still, Democrats are declaring victory anyway.

One of the protest leaders, civil rights veteran and Georgia lawmaker John Lewis of Georgia, says: "We are going to win this struggle."

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Online Real Estate
For Rent:

For Sale:

Careers

Classifieds



Visit sites within the ANG Newspapers network:

InsideBayArea.com home
The Oakland Tribune | Alameda Times-Star | The Argus | The Daily Review | Marin Independent Journal
San Mateo County Times | Tri-Valley Herald | Vallejo Times-Herald | Milpitas Post | Pacifica Tribune

CareerSite | Real Estate | Classifieds | Automotive | Travel | Community | Shop

About ANG Newspapers | Privacy Policy | Job Opportunities | Contact Us

?1999-2003 by MediaNews Group, Inc. and ANG Newspapers