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Gun Control Advocates Protest in Solidarity With US House Democrats Sit-In

© AFP 2021 / MOLLY RILEYThis file photo taken on June 13, 2016 shows people gather to protest gun violence and call for sensible gun laws outside the White House in Washington, D
This file photo taken on June 13, 2016 shows people gather to protest gun violence and call for sensible gun laws outside the White House in Washington, D - Sputnik International
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Gun control advocates led by Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America protested outside the US Capitol in support of lawmakers occupying the House chamber and demanding a vote on gun control legislation, activist Jennifer Herrera told Sputnik.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik), Leandra Bernstein — Early on Wednesday, Democratic congressmen staged a sit-in protest on the House floor demanding Republicans call a vote on legislation to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists, and more extensive background checks on gun owners.

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"We are standing in solidarity with the legislators that are calling for a vote [on gun legislation]," Virginia chapter leader of Mom’s Demand Action gun control group said on Wednesday.

By Wednesday evening, a group of more than 50 protestors were outside the Capitol demanding action to end gun violence in the United States.

"We have a rising body count on our hands," Herrera said of the millions of US gun deaths every year. "This is not a partisan issue, this is one that affects every community in our country."

According to recent polling data, approximately 90 percent of US citizens support more extensive background checks for gun owners. The favorability of gun control measures spiked following the deadly June 12 terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, when 49 people were killed by a gunman who pledged allegiance to Daesh.

The Second Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the right of Americans to keep and bear arms.

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