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Houston Police Chief: 'We Need to Start Using the Ballot Box'

But Ollie North doesn't see it quite the same way
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2018 1:15 PM CDT
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo talks on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Houston.   (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)

(Newser) – With another 10 lives stolen this week at a Texas school, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo argued in favor of "gun sense" on Face the Nation. "Let me tell you, people at the state level and the federal level in too many places in our country are not doing anything other than offering prayers," he said, per CBS News. "We need to start using the ballot box and ballot initiatives to take the matters out of the hands of people that are doing nothing ... to see that the will of the people in this country is actually carried out." He added that the "vast majority" of Americans "are pragmatic and actually support gun sense and gun reform in terms of keeping guns in the right hands." But not everyone agreed:

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