NRA, Houston Police Union Denounces Police Chief’s Plea For Stronger Gun Control | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/11/2019

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Chief Acevedo blasted federal lawmakers for not reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and not supporting a provision that would stop anyone convicted of domestic violence from owning a firearm if they’re living with a significant other. The Houston Police Union has condemned the timing of...



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You brag about every piece of legislation you care about start caring about cops children and women and everyday gun, violence, houston, police, chief art, acevedo frustration boiled over after one of his officers died saturday in the line of duty. It was directed at senate leadership. Texas is two republican senators and the national rifle association. I don't want to see their little smug faces ...
bout how much they care about law enforcement when i'm bearing a sergeant, because they don't want to piss off the nra, make up your minds whose side are you on gun manufacturers, the gun lobby or the children are Getting gunned down in this country every single day sergeant, christopher brewster was shotand, killed, responding to a domestic violence. Call chief acevedo is blasting federal lawmakers for not reauthorizing the violence against women act and not supporting a provision that would stop anyone convicted of domestic violence from owning a firearm. If they're living with a significant other critics, say right now, the law has a so-called boyfriend loophole because it doesn't apply to people who aren't married. Houston'S police union is condemning the timing of the chiefs comments, calling them offensive and inappropriate. Why take the stand now? When do we wait to the next officer gets killed? I know at the end of the day i'm gon na fight for my culture, senator ted cruz is accusing chief acevedo of playingpolitics with tragedy. While source is supposed to senator john cornyn, telling you see news, the law already prohibited, the suspect from owning a firearm and the boyfriend loophole did not apply. The nra is pointing to the union's response and says it stands with rank-and-file law enforcement. Meanwhile, sergeant brewster will be laid to rest here on thursday, hey nbc news fans, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights, and digital exclusives thanks for watching.



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