It bears repeating — again, and again, and again:
Congress should have done something long ago about limiting access to military-style assault weapons that are "good" for one thing, and one thing only: killing lots of people — including cops — quickly.
Oh, and the #Trumpence Convention starts today in Cleveland. Let's talk about that.
1. Here's the latest on Sunday's Baton Rouge shooting spree.
From the Los Angeles Times:
Gavin Eugene Long, the gunman who killed three police officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, left a vast and angry online trail documenting his interest in black separatism and fury at police shootings of black men.
Long, whose identity was confirmed by a law enforcement official, was shot to death by police after opening fire on officers on Airline Highway, less than a mile from the city's police headquarters in Baton Rouge.
One law enforcement official described him as “a black separatist.” He carried out the shooting on his 29th birthday, and was from Kansas City, Mo.
Long, who was killed by police at the scene, is believed to have been the only shooter.
The three slain officers have been identified.
Sheriff's Deputy Brad Garafola, 45, was a father of four who had been with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office for 24 years, a spokeswoman for the office confirmed Sunday night.
Officer Matthew Gerald, 41, had served with the Baton Rouge Police Department for less than a year, according to the department's Facebook page.
Earlier on Sunday, officials named as a victim Officer Montrell Jackson, 32, who had served with the Baton Rouge Police Department for about a decade.
The story is still developing.
2. The RNC Convention starts today, oh boy.
And according to The News & Observer
, party unity among delegates from North Carolina is not exactly at an all-time high:
Some of North Carolina’s delegates – elected by hundreds of local GOP activists from across the state – say they won’t vote for him in November. Some are reluctantly supporting the billionaire after their favorites dropped out. And some North Carolina Republican leaders are skipping the convention altogether – including Gov. Pat McCrory, who endorsed Trump ahead of the Cleveland gathering.
Really? Pat's chickening out? Hard to believe, right?
Besides, what's not to like about the presumptive nominee and his newly announced running mate
, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana?
Check out Trumpence on 60 Minutes last night