Houston police Chief Acevedo on gun control: 'If not now, then when?'

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Houston PD chief urges gun control in wake of Vegas (KTRK)

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says inaction on gun control has "failed thousands of families" and is urging people to take a stand against gun violence following the mass shooting in Las Vegas a week ago.

Acevedo tweeted Sunday: "When will we stand up and say enough?"

He says he has "spoken out against gun violence," and that everyone else should too, asking: "If not now, then when?"

In a follow-up tweet, the chief, who has long advocated stricter gun control, chastised those who say it's too soon after the Las Vegas shootings to open such a discussion. Instead, Acevedo says it's too late.

He says: "We've failed thousands of families, of all ages, races and faith. Stand up and be heard."

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