Police Chief has bashed elected officials for their inability to act on gun control, in response to the Santa Fe, Texas tragedy which took 10 innocent lives.
Art Acevedo, the Police Chief at Huston Police, has released a statement on Facebook, in which he claimed to have ‘hit rock bottom’ just a few hours after the Santa Fe High School tragedy on Friday, which claimed the life of 10 people.
‘I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve shed tears of sadness, pain, and anger,’ Acevedo posted of dealing with the 22nd US school shooting this year.
He then bashed the elected officials who he said ‘ran to the cameras today, acted in a solemn manner, called for prayers, and will once again do absolutely nothing.’
‘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 added. ‘Please do not post anything about guns aren’t the problem and there’s little we can do.’
He said that time for ‘thoughts and prayers’ have long gone and is simply not enough which is offered repeatedly by the positions as an aftermath of these type of tragedies, he said it is now the time for ‘action and the asking of God’s forgiveness for our inaction.’
After posting his message on Facebook he appeared on CBS News’ Face the Nation Sunday to shed further light on the matter.
He told: ‘We need to start using the ballot box and ballot initiatives to take the matters out of the hands of people that are doing nothing that is elected into the hands of the people to see that the will of the people in this country is actually carried out.’
Acevedo then added: ‘People at the state level and the federal level in too many places in our country is not doing anything other than offering prayers.’ The post has received a total number of 27K Likes and 20K shares as of this moment. You can read the whole Facebook post by clicking here.