Houston police chief speaks out against gun violence

- Houston's police chief is speaking out for tighter gun control laws. HPD Chief Art Acevedo wants law makers to tighten gun policies and he isn't shy about sharing his thoughts.
"I'm calling on all Americans that are responsible gun owners to weigh in, weigh in," Chief Acevedo said during a new conference last Monday.

First speaking out in a news conference hours after the massacre in Las Vegas, now Houston police Chief Art Acevedo is taking to Twitter in support of stricter gun laws.

In a morning tweet Chief Acevedo wrote "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?"

"It's time for elected officials to stop putting dollars and the gun industry ahead of Americans that are being slaughtered," Chief Acevedo said last Monday.

After some criticized talking gun policy days after the tragedy the chief tweeted "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."

"We need to push back on some of the very reckless and not common sense laws that are being proposed in congress right now," Chief Acevedo said last Monday.

The chief says he is encouraging everyone to "stand up and be heard" regarding tough gun laws.

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