Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo took to his Facebook page to vent about gun control following the massacre at Santa Fe High School in Texas that claimed the lives of eight students and two teachers.
In that post, he targeted politicians for doing nothing to solve what many believe is a growing issue.
What did he say?
Acevedo told his friends he hit “rock bottom” following Friday’s tragedy.
“I am not interested in your views as it pertains to [gun control]. Please do not post anything about guns aren’t the problem and there’s little we can do. My feelings won’t be hurt if you de-friend me and I hope yours won’t be if you decide to post about your views and I de-friend you,” Acevedo wrote.
“The hatred being spewed in our country and the new norms we, so-called people of faith are accepting, is as much to blame for so much of the violence in our once pragmatic Nation,” he added.
Acevedo, a devout Christian, went on to write that prayers and inaction should not be the response to every mass shooting.
“This isn’t a time for prayers, and 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),” he wrote.
“I have never accepted the status-quo in anything I do and I’ve never accepted defeat. And I won’t do it now. I will continue to speak up and will stand up for what my heart and my God commands me to do, and I assure you he hasn’t instructed me to believe that gun-rights are bestowed by him,” the police chief explained.
Read the full post below:
Did he have anything else to say?
He posted on Twitter:
Shame to all given the task to enact common sense statutes & policies & continue to fail our families & especially our children. And shame to all that fail to speak out, including law-enforcement leaders. We are in these positions to mark a difference. https://t.co/ApDIp8Se0S
— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) May 19, 2018