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House Democrats end gun vote 'sit-in' after 25 hours

House Democrats ended their "sit-in" at around 1 p.m. Thursday after spending 25 hours on the chamber floor demanding that House Republicans allow a vote on gun control legislation. Though Republicans didn't cede to a vote, instead opting to adjourn early for Independence Day recess, sit-in leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) vowed the fight wasn't over. "We must come back on July 5 more determined than ever before," Lewis said, wrapping up the sit-in with closing remarks. Democrats are reportedly now heading to a rally on the Capitol steps. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) slammed Democrats' protest effort as a "publicity stunt."