Carson joins House sit-in, demanding vote on gun control measures

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INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, joined Democrats in Washington as they staged a sit-in to protest to push for movement on gun control.

U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, joins a sit-in for stricter gun legislation. Carson tweeted this photo on Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, joins a sit-in for stricter gun legislation. Carson tweeted this photo on Wednesday.

“My colleagues & I have had enough,” Carson posted on Twitter Wednesday. “We are sitting-in on the House Floor until we get a vote to address gun violence.”

Following the recent Orlando shooting various forms of gun legislation have been proposed in the U.S. Senate. So far, the Senate has blocked every one. Now U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, is demanding Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan hold a vote on gun legislation.

Lewis, who is leading the protest, said too many people are losing their loved ones to gun violence. He argued that has to change.

Those on the floor chanted “No bill, no break” while the House was in recess.

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