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In an inspiring show of principled inactivity, members of Congress took a break from their normal inactivity to sit on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 22, as a way of forcing a vote on gun control.

Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, who participated in many such sit-ins during the Civil Rights Movement, led roughly 40 House Democrats as they sat their fancy-suited butts down on the House floor and waited for something, anything, to happen.