Various Representatives who either took part in the failed sit-in for gun control or supported it from afar say that action was just the tip of the iceberg, that “guerrilla tactics” for gun control will be forthcoming.
Breitbart News reported that Democrats launched the sit-in Wednesday to force Republican House Leadership to allow a vote on gun control. The sit-in was led by Representative John Lewis (D-GA-5), who demanded that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) keep the House in session through its scheduled recess for the purposes of taking up gun control.
On Thursday the sit-in was cancelled without achieving a gun control vote.
Now Politico reports more “guerrilla tactics” for gun control are coming. And “rank-and-file Democrats, energized by nationwide publicity and praise they received for occupying the House floor over demands for a gun vote, are saying they’ll likely use the same strategy again.”
Speaking on the House floor, Democrat Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY-14) lauded his colleagues’ determination to use sit-ins and yet unknown “guerrilla tactics” to secure gun control. Crowley said, “It’s a new day in Washington; it’s a new way to fight,
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