Source: Ryan Saavedra
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo suggested that Republican Senators and the National Rifle Association (NRA) were to blame for one of his officers being tragically killed by a domestic abuser who had a firearm.
Acevedo specifically targeted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Texas Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, saying, “I don’t want to hear about how much they support law enforcement.”
“I don’t want to hear about how much they care about lives and the sanctity of lives yet, we all know in law enforcement that one of the biggest reasons that the Senate and Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and others are not getting into a room and having a conference committee with the House and getting the Violence Against Women’s Act (passed) is because the NRA doesn’t like the fact that we want to take firearms out of the hands of boyfriends that abuse their girlfriends,” Acevedo claimed. “And who killed our sergeant? A boyfriend abusing his girlfriend. So you’re either here for women and children and our daughters and our sisters and our aunts, or you’re here for the NRA.”
“So I don’t want to see their little smug faces talking about how much they care about law enforcement when I’m burying a sergeant because they don’t want to piss off the NRA,” Acevedo said as he began to yell. “Make up your minds, whose side are you on? Gun manufacturers, the gun lobby, or the children that are getting gunned down in this country every single day.”