Houston police chief slams politicians for not acting on gun control

Houston police chief slams politicians for not acting on gun control

Art Acevedo Houston’s police chief ripped politicians for failing to act on gun control, saying he’d “hit rock bottom” on the issue, after eight students and two teachers were killed in a school shooting in Texas. In a statement on Facebook — posted ten hours after Dimitrios Pagourtis allegedly opened fire at Santa Fe High School Friday — Chief Art Acevedo wrote that he’d “shed tears of sadness, pain and anger” over the shooting 37 miles from Houston. “I know some of you 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,” Acevedo wrote. “Please do not post anything about guns aren’t the problem and there’s little we can do.” Acevedo specifically called out elected officials for “running to the cameras” to wish ‘thoughts and prayers,’ but not acting to prevent future school shootings. “This isn’t a time for prayers, study and inaction, it’s a time for prayers, action and the asking of God’s forgiveness for our inaction (especially the elected officials that ran to the cameras today, acted in a solemn manner, called for prayers, and will once again do absolutely nothing.” Though Acevedo didn’t specify what kind of change he’d want to see enacted, he pledged to keep speaking out on the topic. “I have never accepted the status-quo in anything I do and I’ve never accepted defeat. And I won’t do it now,” he wrote. […]

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