House Democrats Shout “Where’s the Bill” to Demand Gun Control Laws

The powerful protest came as Paul Ryan asked for a moment of silence to honor the victims in the Orlando mass shooting.


After pausing to observe a moment of silence to honor the victims in the Orlando mass shooting, Democrats in the House on Monday erupted in protest repeating the question “Where’s the bill?” Their emotional demand was directed at Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans to bring forth gun control legislation in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history in which 49 people were killed and 53 wounded.

As more Democrats joined in on the chanting, Ryan refused to acknowledge the calls and instead attempted to bring order to the floor. He even dismissed Rep. James Clyburn’s attempt to speak about the upcoming anniversary of the Charleston mass shooting, in which nine people were killed inside a historic black church on June 17, 2015.

The rare display of protest on Monday is likely to fall on deaf ears, as Republicans in the House continue to stall efforts to enact gun control legislation.