Baton Rouge Attack Deepens Anguish for Police: ‘We’ve Seen Nothing Like This’

Mr. Kasich rejected the request, saying through a spokeswoman that he had no authority to unilaterally suspend state firearms laws, which permit legal owners to carry a gun in plain sight.

In Baton Rouge, a city in another open-carry state, the sheriff disagreed that gun laws were the issue. “To me, this is not so much about gun control as it is about what’s in men’s hearts,” said Sheriff Sid J. Gautreaux III of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.


How the Shooting of Police Officers in Baton Rouge Unfolded

A minute-by-minute account of the shooting, with maps and video.

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