Houston police chief on gun control: If not now, then when?
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says inaction on gun control has "failed thousands of families"
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HOUSTON — Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says inaction on gun control has "failed thousands of families" and is urging people to take a stand against gun violence following the mass shooting in Las Vegas a week ago.
Acevedo tweeted Sunday: "When will we stand up and say enough?"
He says he has "spoken out against gun violence," and that everyone else should too, asking: "If not now, then when?"
When will we stand up & say enough? On this Sabbath Sunday I can say I've spoken out against gun violence, can you? If not now, then when? https://t.co/4hGBab6k7Z— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) October 8, 2017
In a follow-up tweet, the chief, who has long advocated stricter gun control, chastised those who say it's too soon after the Las Vegas shootings to open such a discussion. Instead, Acevedo says it's too late.
He says: "We've failed thousands of families, of all ages, races and faith. Stand up and be heard."
To those that say it is too soon, I say it's too late. We've failed thousands of families, of all ages, races, & faith. Stand up & be heard. https://t.co/qYq7H3mH9C— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) October 8, 2017