Senate Democrats plan to hold the floor to protest inaction on gun legislation

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    I had to look up the definition of this one. Apparently, they're going to throw a temper tantrum and cause a disruption. Might be fun to watch on CSPAN

    ˌhold the ˈfloor
    speak at a public meeting, etc. for a long time, often stopping others from speaking:

    hold the floor

    "Senate Democrats are planning to hold the floor on Tuesday evening for an hours-long talk-a-thon on the issue of gun violence.

    The floor marathon comes as the White House is struggling to find a place to land in the weeks-long debate over potential gun-law reforms.

    “Many of my colleagues have seen their communities torn apart by gun violence; some by horrific mass shootings, others by a relentless, daily stream. Many of them have worked for years to bring commonsense gun safety measures before the Senate,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday, in announcing the plan from the Senate floor..."

    Senate Democrats to hold the floor to protest inaction on gun violence
     
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    The democrats won't put gang members on red flag lists and confiscate their guns. WTF?
    Aren't they serious about reducing gun violence?
    All they want is to collect rural law-abiding guns?
    Gun control is dead without gang members on red flag lists.
     
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    So in other words nothing will get done?
    Pretty much sounds like a normal day.
     
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    I don't know how that all works, but I think Republicans should just walk out until they're done. Let them hold the floor until November for all I care.
     
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    The only thing the Democrats have done since taking leadership is trying to get rid of Trump, and now Kavanaugh.....again.

    If it's one thing you learn living up north, it's that snowflakes are only fun to watch when they're melting.
     
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    Is there any way Mitch can lock the senate doors from the outside?
     
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    Cool. The cleaning lady will have an excuse not to vacuum up their crumbs.
     
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    Call the Doctor! Call the Nurse! Call the lady with the alligator purse!

    All this sitting on the hands for weeks business is gonna result in some serious vascular circulation issues. :rolleyes:
     
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