Austin Police Chief Publicly Mocks Pro Gun Constituents on Twitter Then Tries to Take it Back

May 20 2013
by GSL Staff
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Oh Chief Acevedo. Once something is on the Internet it’s on the Internet. Removing it only makes it seem like you feel guilty for something.

Austin Chief of Police, Art Acevedo, made some very disparaging remarks on Twitter to one of his constituents regarding the Second Amendment. The Tweets in question in this article have been since deleted by the Chief, but thankfully, the Twitter monitoring site Twitchy, archived them for us to enjoy.

You wouldn’t think a public official would stoop to the level of getting into a Twitter war with a constituent, especially on something as hot button as Second Amendment rights in the state of Texas, but that is exactly what happened.

In response to Tweets directed at the chief in regards to universal background check legislation he shot back the following tweets (screenshot via Twitchy):

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Not exactly what I would call professional there chief.

The chief later tried to justify his remarks with the following explanations.

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We also find it interesting that an overwhelming number of sheriffs, who are directly elected by the residents of their county, oppose new gun legislation, including these so called universal background checks. However, police chiefs, who are appointed to their positions (usually by mayors) tend to support these measure. I guess it’s easier to infringe on the rights of the people when you don’t answer directly to them, huh?

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