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Democrats end gun control sit-in-after more than 24 house on House floor

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Democrats are ending their gun control sit-in after more than 24 hours on the House floor.

House Democrats took over the floor at 11:24 a.m. ET Wednesday, demanding Republican leadership schedule votes on the gun control bills. They were soon joined by several Democratic Senators and fortified by deliveries of pizza and blankets.

While the GOP leadership ordered that C-SPAN's cameras be turned off, images of the unfolding drama were broadcast live to the world from Democrats' cellphones. Those, in turn, were picked up by C-SPAN.

Outside the Capitol, a crowd of gun-control advocates stool vigil overnight.

Democrats nearly drowned Ryan out when the House Speaker first reconvened the session around 10 p.m. ET Wednesday for a vote on a matter unrelated to the gun issue.

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