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After Senate Debacle, House Democrats Are Holding A Sit-In Protest For Gun Control Reform! Look!

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After the Senate rejected four gun control proposals in the wake of the country's worst mass shooting in history, Democrats in the House of Representatives decided to try a different tactic.

They're protesting.

It all started when Representative John Lewis (above, center), a veteran of the Civil Rights movement in the '60s, took to the House floor and said:

"Now is the time for us to find a way to dramatize it, to make it real. We have to occupy the floor of the House until there is action."

Then the House Dems just sat down on the floor. And they're not moving.

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The protest — which is not being televised because the House is not currently in session — is being reported by the Reps themselves, on Twitter:

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Mother Breaks Down After Seeing Her 3-Year-Old Daughter Practice A Mass Shooting Drill — Read Her Passionate Post

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This mother was horrified.

A Michigan mom is deeply disturbed by her three-year-old's school safety drill.

Earlier this month, Stacey Feeley caught her young daughter standing on their toilet at home. The parent snapped a pic (above) because she thought her little girl was just being goofy.

But then, the toddler told her momma that she was actually practicing a mass shooting drill she had learned at her Traverse City preschool.

Related: Every Gun Control Opponent Should Read This

This happened just days after the horrific shooting at Orlando's Pulse gay club that killed 49 people.

Horrified, Stacey took to Facebook on June 15 to draw attention to the fact that we live in a society that's teaching children to expect mass shootings, and practice hiding from gunmen.

Miz Feeley penned an impassioned plea to politicians, writing:

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Celebs React To Senate Stalemate Over Gun Control Following The Orlando Massacre

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Celebs are fed up.

We aren't the only ones incredibly frustrated with the Senate right now.

On Monday, our elected officials voted on four gun control proposals in the wake of the horrific Orlando massacre that killed 49 people, and rejected them all.

Related: Here's How You Can Help The LGBT Community After Orlando

Celebs like Bette Midler, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Legend, and many more flocked to Twitter to complain about how, once again, zero progress has been made after yet another devastating mass shooting.

See what these disappointed stars have to say (below):

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Senate Blocks Four Gun Control Proposals In The Wake Of The Orlando Shooting

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This is so frustrating.

After Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy's 14-hour filibuster on Wednesday prompted a vote on gun control regulations, we hoped something was FINALLY going to change.

Instead, the Senate has blocked four proposals during the vote on Monday.

Related: Out Actress Lea DeLaria Chokes Up Talking About Orlando

The Democratic politician held the filibuster in the wake of the June 12 shooting at Orlando's Pulse gay club that killed 49 people and injured dozens.

But even this terrible tragedy couldn't get the two parties in the Senate to agree on a measure.

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley pitched a plan that would increase money for background checks. However, it overhauled language that prevented people with mental illness from purchasing firearms.

But, Democratic opponents felt it would diminish the protections that are already in place,

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28-Year-Old Man Shot Dead While Live Streaming On Facebook

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This is just sad and scary on another level.

Antonio Perkins was hanging out on the sidewalk on Wednesday afternoon when he was suddenly shot dead… and the whole thing was caught on camera.

Perkins, 28, was on a Chicago street casually partying when he started recording a video on Facebook Live, complaining about the heat and laughing with friends.

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However, after roughly five minutes of recording, about a dozen gun shots rang out from off camera, and Perkins was hit — and the video captured bloody grass and more as the phone tumbled to the ground.

From there, the screen

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This Is What The LGBT Community Is Fighting

This person is what a gun nut sounds like. Presented in full!

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Every Gun Control Opponent Should Read This Assault Rifle Owner's Response To The Orlando Shooting

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This is important.

Yes! An actual gun owner arguing IN DEFENSE of gun control!

On Wednesday, Army vet Brandyn Wayne took to Facebook to call out gun control critics in the wake of the horrific nightclub shooting in Orlando that claimed the lives of 49 people and injured many others.

The military man shared this photo (above) of himself holding the semi-automatic rifle he owns, penning a powerful caption about gun laws in the US.

Related: Orlando Shooter Reportedly Posted To Facebook During The Massacre

And we know you must be thinking it's incredibly hypocritical for someone who has purchased a war weapon to be preaching about regulating the sale of these guns, but hear him out.

After explaining his past history with the armed forces — including his training and familiarity with rifles life this one — and explaining how the gun in the photo works, Brandyn explains he views it more as a piece of memorabilia than a weapon he ever intends to use, writing:

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