The Morning Briefing: Jacksonville Shooting and Much, Much More

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives talk outside the family home, in Baltimore, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, of the suspect in a mass shooting earlier in the day in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • President Trump has lunch with the vice president
  • The president and the first lady participate in a bilateral meeting with the president of the Republic of Kenya and Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta
  • The president has an expanded bilateral meeting with the president of the Republic of Kenya
  • The president and the first lady host a dinner celebrating Evangelical leadership

Rest in Peace

Over the weekend we lost John McCain, playwright Neil Simon, and Robin Leach. My condolences to their families during this difficult time.

Shooting in Jacksonville, Florida

Two people were killed on Sunday when a maniac shot up a gaming tournament in Florida. The maniac finished his attack when he turned the gun on himself.

David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, is believed to be the gunman, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said. Katz used a single handgun to carry out the shooting and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he said. Williams described Katz as a white male who was attending the gaming event. He did not know if Katz knew the victims.

Nine others were wounded by gunfire and two others were injured as they fled the shooting, Williams said. They are all in stable condition.

Here’s the really creepy part:

Gunshots can be heard in recordings from the tournament on the bar’s Twitch account, which was streaming the competition. Williams said investigators were reviewing the footage as evidence and encouraged the public to turn in any additional videos that could help with the investigation.

The shooter was a regular gaming tournament player, and was listed as a champion in 2017. The anti-gun posse was out in force immediately, before waiting for any facts to be released. “Congress must stop stalling and act to protect Americans from the gun violence epidemic, and ensure no other family or community has to endure this unspeakable pain. Every day it fails to act is a stain on our nation,” said Nancy Pelosi. CBS News did not include a statement from any Second Amendment group in their story. Go figure.


Police are investigating the shooter’s home and circumstances in Baltimore.


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Historical picture of the day:

The Yugo, during a test drive on Tuesday in Brockton, Massachusetts on Tuesday, August 27, 1985 has started arriving in America and dealers said that the Yugoslavian import is in great demand. Dealers in Michigan, Florida and Massachusetts said they have been bombarded with requests for the subcompact, which is the least expensive car in America. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Other morsels:

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Thousands protest near pope’s Mass amid church sex abuse scandal

Lewandowski: I warned everybody that Cohen was going to become a problem

Axios: GOP circulating spreadsheet ahead of midterms listing potential Dem probes

DNC Changes Superdelegate Rules in Presidential Campaign Process

Multiple Antifa protesters arrested after clash with Philly police during Blue Lives Matter march

Data file containing millions of Texas voter records left exposed online


Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan reportedly killed in strike by joint military operation

Two linked to ‘extremist Muslim’ New Mexico compound wanted to attack hospital, prosecutors say

Alabama man fined for touching endangered Hawaiian monk seal

Trump abruptly cancels Pompeo’s trip to North Korea

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!


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