Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo believes common sense gun reform will help keep Americans safe.
“This is the season for action, not the season for payers, talk, and inaction which is what we’ve been witnessing,” he stated. “The people that say it is not the right time for this conversation — are you kidding me? How many times to we have to see the faces of lives that are stolen, of futures that are denied because of gun violence. How many churches? How many theaters? How many schools? How many streets? How much blood do we need to allow to flow before its time to start talking about it?”
Acevedo wrote a viral Facebook post after the Santa Fe shooting, where a student killed 10 with his father’s legally-owned weapons. School Resource Officer John Barnes was injured when he intervened.
“The way other Officer Barnes who retired from her responded and the other officers that responded has motivated us. It’s inspired us and no tragedy should be in vain,” said Acevedo. “We need to have significant consequences for anyone that sells a firearm to someone that’s a prohibited purchaser. We need to have significant consequences for anyone that tries to buy a firearm that’s prohibited.”