Houston police chief Art Acevedo says the officers do not need prayers from elected officials, but need more gun power.
Acevedo crowded the day after gun control after drug suspects opened fire on Houston police and wounded four.
The Washington Post quoted Acevedo as saying, “We do not choose people to pray for us. We choose people to lead us. He added, “I appreciate your prayers. But the question is: what do political leaders want besides prayers to address an epidemic in public health? “
CNN reports that the four officers issued an arrest warrant for alleged drug dealers. Acevedo’s solution to this scenario is stronger gun control for law-abiding citizens.
He wants a ban on “offensive weapons,” a ban on high-capacity magazines, and a background check for private gun sellers at arms fairs.
On January 15, 2019, Breitbart News reported that DOJ data showed that less than three percent of prisoners using weapons for crimes had acquired these weapons at a gun show or in retail outlets. The overwhelming majority – 56 percent – stole their weapons, bought them at the scene or brought them on the black market. So Acevedo’s war on weapons shows would do little to stop criminals from getting rifles, but it might prevent a grandfather from buying a shotgun he wanted to hunt with his grandson.