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Lawmakers are calling on Governor Tom Wolf to arm troops at National Guard bases in the state. More than 100 legislators signed a letter sent to the governor last week, calling for him to sign an executive order that allows guardsmen to carry firearms on a daily basis. The calls come on the heels of a shooting Chattanooga, Tennessee that left four Marines and a sailor dead. In a statement, Wolf says he understand the concerns and plans to meet with military advisers on the issue.
In nine months, Democrats can expect to decide a primary contest to determine who will challenge Republican Senator Pat Toomey for his seat. Democrat Joe Sestak will return for a rematch, but it looks like he’ll have to beat Governor Tom Wolf’s ex-chief of Staff Katie McGinty who resigned her position last week amid speculation she’ll run for the Senate seat. The seat is expected to be critical to determining control of the Senate.
Louisiana’s governor is warning protesters to stay away from today’s funerals of victims from last week’s mass shooting at a movie theater. Governor Jindal has threatened to take members of the Westboro Baptist Church into custody. The church responded to Jindal’s threats on Twitter, calling them illegal. It also invited him to join them in picketing. The gunman who killed two people praised the Westboro Baptist Church on social media.