Democrats on Tuesday used delay tactics in both the House and Senate to protest the lack of any consideration in Congress on new gun control legislation.

In the House, Democrats three times made a motion to adjourn, part of a bid to get the GOP leadership to call up legislation that would prevent anyone on the FBI terror watch list from purchasing guns or explosives. Democrats voted against their own motion each time, but the votes slowed the House's work dramatically, and members were forced to hold votes on non-controversial bills inbetween.

Across the Capitol, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., made a motion to bring up a similar bill, and asked senators to agree unanimously. Republicans rejected the motion, arguing the terror watch list is error-ridden and would deny innocent people who are accidentally included on the list of their constitutional right to buy firearms.

Republicans also accused Democrats of exploiting last week's shooting in San Bernardino to score political points.

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