The Austin police chief says he’s disappointed by the U.S. Senate’s failure to approve a new gun control measure. The legislation would have required federal background checks for all gun purchases, including those at gun shows and online.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo sees the votes against Senate passage as defying what most citizens support.
“It is disappointing to see members of the United States Senate going against not only the will of the vast majority of Americans, but against the recommendations of major city police chiefs from all over the country,” Acevedo said.
Senate Republicans were joined by four rural-state Democrats.