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7 Things: School shooting and irrelevant arguments, Rep. Ainsworth calls for a special session on arming teachers, Alabama set to lose big to Mississippi, and more

1. Another school shooting leads same old arguments 

— Ten were killed and 13 were wounded when a student opened fire on his classmates with a shotgun and a handgun.

— In spite of the numerous laws this kid broke, lawmakers continue to push for solutions that have NOTHING to do with this event.

2. Calls to allow teachers to carry in Texas grow and candidate for lieutenant governor Will Ainsworth calls on Governor Ivey to call a special session

— Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has two ideas drawing attention nationwide, single-points of entry and arming teachers.

—  State Rep. Ainsworth has proposed letting teachers carry in Alabama and it went nowhere in the last legislative session. He renewed his call on Friday after this shooting.

3. Mississippi could have sports gambling by the time college football starts and could become a tourist destination on game day

— Gambling officials believe casinos could ready to offer betting on professional and college sports within 45 days; casinos are taxed at 12 percent.

— The Mississippi Legislature didn’t even know this was happening; it was slipped into a bill about fantasy sports.

4. President Trump’s lawyer says Special Counsel Robert Mueller plans to end probe by September 1st

— Rudy Giuliani told the New York Times that Mueller shared his timeline while negotiating President Trump’s willingness to sit down for an interview. The end of the obstruction investigation does not mean an end to the entire probe.

— Giuliani also said he wants the results made public saying, “You don’t want another repeat of the 2016 election where you get contrary reports at the end and you don’t know how it affected the election,” Giuliani said.

5. Trump calls for an investigation into the placing of spies/informants in his campaign

— The president tweeted, “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purpose”

— FBI agent, and prolific texter, Peter Strozk texted about how the “the White House is running this“, so this is probably necessary.

6. Multiple stories involving the the 2016 campaign came out over the weekend 

— Yes, there was at least one informant inside the Trump campaign, but the media would have you believe it was there to protect Trump.

— Donald Trump Jr. allegedly met with other foreign nations; they offered help in the election but did nothing.

7. President Trump is reportedly preparing to come after Speaker Paul Ryan.

— “Top Republicans” and the president are preparing to possibly force Ryan out of his speaker position early, creating some unnecessary drama.

— This stuff seems foolish while the U.S. House is still in play because it could fuel a “Republicans Civil War” narrative which only helps Democrats, but it would also force Democrats to vote for Pelosi and create a new attack on them.