A Glaring Fact Emerges About 26 of the Democrats Who Participated in the Sit-In Against Gun Control

Congressional Democrats held an unprecedented sit-in on the House floor last week in a push for a vote on two pieces of gun control legislation.

Yet an analysis conducted by the blog Heat Street found that at least 26 of the Democratic lawmakers who participated in the nearly 25-hour sit-in are actually gun owners themselves!

Based on a 2013 story in USA Today, 119 Republicans at the time were gun owners, while 46 Democrats were in that category. Heat Street was able to narrow that down to the following list.

Among the gun-toting Congressmen and Congresswomen who participated in the sit-in were:

John Carney of Delaware

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Steve Cohen of Tennessee

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Jim Cooper of Tennessee

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Jim Costa of California

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John Garamendi of California

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Jared Huffman of California

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Peter DeFazio of Oregon

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Keith Ellison of Minnesota

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Ron Kind of Wisconsin

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Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona

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Rick Nolan of Minnesota

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Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland

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Tim Ryan of Ohio

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Dina Titus of Nevada

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Mike Thompson of California

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Bennie Thompson of Mississippi

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…and Peter Welch of Vermont

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There were several gun-owning senators who took part as well, including:

Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin

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Tom Carper of Delaware

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Martin Heinrich of New Mexico

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Tim Kaine of Virginia

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Gary Peters of Michigan

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Harry Reid of Nevada

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Mark Warner of Virginia

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…and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island

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As lawmakers debate these new laws, it’s worth remembering the names of gun owners in Congress who’d vote to limit the Second Amendment rights of other Americans.

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