After Texas school shooting, Houston police chief says he’s ‘hit rock bottom’ with inaction on gun control

After Texas school shooting, Houston police chief says he's 'hit rock bottom' with inaction on gun control

The shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas is not only the latest school shooting, but it’s also one of the deadliest in modern U.S. history. USA TODAY The head of one of Texas’ largest police departments says he has had enough with inaction on gun control. In the hours after a mass shooting at a Texas high school , Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo posted a lengthy explanation on Facebook about gun rights and the need for change. "I know some have strong feelings about gun rights but I want you to know I’ve hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue," he wrote. "I have never accepted the status-quo in anything I do and I’ve never accepted defeat. And I won’t do it now." Friday’s attack at Santa Fe High School is only the latest high-profile act of violence in the state, and Acevedo, has had to cope with. In November, six months ago, 26 people were killed during a church service in the small town of Sutherland Springs. On Friday, 10 people, mostly students , were killed while sitting in class. "I will continue to speak up and will stand up for what my heart and my God commands me to do, and I assure you he hasn’t instructed me to believe that gun-rights are bestowed by him," Acevedo said. He added that he’d spent the day dealing with the shooting at Santa Fe High School, […]

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