"Our rogue broadcast opened up our dialogue on gun safety to the world," said Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. "I've been an ardent evangelist to other Members about adopting platforms like Twitter, Facebook Live, Periscope and Snapchat to keep their constituents in the know, and I'll continue to do so."
"Communication is going through the biggest shift since the printing press," said Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, who said this week's action was an effective strategy from the Democrats. "There's a reason communist countries take control of the media."
Political analyst Hernan Molina, who specializes in issues of importance to the Latin-American community, said gun control in some form has majority support of the general public but it isn't a conversation Republicans want to have, "They're trying to make Republicans pay the political price."
The live streaming sit-in came after a 15-hour filibuster in the Senate and four failed voted in the Senate over gun control measures.