Democrats just threw a temper tantrum.

After the Senate defeated Obama’s gun control plan, House Democrats were left fuming and demanding a vote on their own gun bills.

But the stunt they pulled left Republicans only one option.

Being the minority in the House, it is nearly impossible for the Democrats to bring up their own legislation for a vote.

Their only option is to create a public spectacle that would shame Republicans into bringing gun control legislation to the floor for a vote.

So they staged a sit-in.

Politico reports:

Dozens of House Democrats staged a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday in protest of the GOP leadership’s refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre.

 Led by Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and John Larson (D-Conn.), more than 40 Democrats walked into the chamber just before noon and pledged to “occupy” the House floor until GOP leadership allowed a vote. In one hour, their numbers more than tripled — even as Republicans recessed the House, turning off C-SPAN cameras and the video feed to the public.

 Democrats countered the TV camera blackout by streaming everything on their cellphones, which ended up on C-SPAN anyway.

 Democrats have tried numerous times over the past week to force a vote on a “no fly, no buy” bill, which would bar terror suspects on the “no-fly” list from purchasing guns. The sit-in represented a sharp escalation in the fight, however, putting political pressure on Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to allow a roll-call vote on the policy issue that’s gotten the most traction following the Florida shooting.

House Republican leadership’s first response was to turn off the TV cameras in the chamber to deny the Democrats the opportunity for their protest to be televised.

Democrats continued their sit-in and promoted a hash tag to trend on social media — #NoBillNoBreak — referring to the fact that Democrats were willing to continue their sit-in to disrupt the scheduled Fourth of July recess.

So House Republicans called their bluff.

Politico also reports:

After a chaotic, daylong occupation of the House floor, Republican leaders moved in the middle of the night to cut off House Democrats’ gun control sit-in by adjourning the House through July 4 — without a vote on gun control.

 Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) sought to to quell the Democratic demonstration by having lawmakers vote at 2:30 a.m. on several bills they had to pass this week, including one to combat the Zika virus. After that, Republican leaders sent lawmakers home until July 5, starting their already-scheduled recess a few days earlier than planned.

 The move will deny Democrats any chance of votes on gun control legislation.

 Even with the House adjourned, Democrats claim they will continue their sit-in.

But House Republicans have shown they have little appetite for dealing with the political games the Democrats are playing.

Republicans have contended that it is the failed policies of the Obama administration that allowed the Orlando shooter to commit an act of Islamic terror on U.S. soil.

They believe Democrats are pushing gun control as a distraction to take the heat off Obama.

And so far, they aren’t budging in the face of the Democrats’ political stunts.