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This photo provided by Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., shows Democrat members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, and Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., left, participate in sit-down protest seeking a a vote on gun control measures, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Rep. John Yarmuth/AP)
This photo provided by Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., shows Democrat members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, and Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., left, participate in sit-down protest seeking a a vote on gun control measures, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Rep. John Yarmuth/AP)
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More than two dozen Democratic House members, led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, are staging a rare sit-in on the House floor to gain a vote on a gun control measure. The effort centers on the "no fly, no buy" amendment which would ban people on the government's no-fly list from purchasing weapons. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets an update from NPR's Ron Elving.

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Ron Elving, NPR senior Washington correspondent. He tweets @NPRrelving.

This segment aired on June 22, 2016.

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