Information Held Back on Miami ‘Mass Shootings’ as Acevedo Pounces

U.S.A. – -( “Two people were killed and more than 20 people were injured in what police called a ‘targeted and cowardly act’ early Sunday morning outside a Northwest Miami-Dade banquet hall,” WTVJ 6, NBC’s South Florida affiliate reports. “This marks the second mass shooting in South Florida on Memorial Day weekend.”

As with the earlier incident, the suspects are at large, and the public’s help in identifying them is being solicited.

“Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Police or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers,” the report notes. “Crime Stoppers just announced a reward of $30,000 in partnership with the U.S Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators. This is aside from the $100,000 reward offered by Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s ‘The Profit,’ on Sunday.”

With the public still in danger from such ruthless and now desperate predators being on the loose, one would think descriptions of the suspects would be in order. There were plenty of survivors at both incidents who no doubt have provided authorities with details, and sharing those could only help increase the chances that someone might make a sighting worth investigating.

Instead, and no surprise here, Miami’s gun prohibitionist police chief is blaming “gun laws” and calling for more of them.

Per Fox News, Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo called on members of Congress “to come out of their own corners the left and the right and come to the middle where most Americans are.”

“We need to have universal background checks, we need to make burglarizing these licensed gun stores a federal crime with mandatory sentencing, and we need the federal government and both sides to address this issue because without legislation,” Acevedo said. “Without certainty as it relates to holding these criminals accountable, we’re never going to get through this summer with much more death and destruction.”

“Background checks”? No doubt the Miami “mass shooters” filled out 4473s and an FFL ran their transfers through NICS. And news flash for Acevedo: ATF requires licensed dealers to report stolen firearms, the Department of Justice prosecutes such crimes as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, and the federal courts impose sentences on the guilty.

Being president of the Major Chiefs Association and past Chair of its Homeland Security Committee that acknowledges support from Project Safe Neighborhoods (see pg. 16), you’d think he’d know that. Of course, you’d also think a refugee from Castro’s Cuba would understand the evil of violence monopolies and not try to wrest away freedoms from the people who took him and his family in.

Professional citizen disarmament lobbyists, while mentioning Miami and blaming guns, are being surprisingly non-hysterical about this so far on social media. I’ll go out on a limb here, even though suspects in both Miami “mass shooting” incidents have not been identified: They will not fit the prevailing narrative. If nothing else, those who demand to disarm their countrymen know when to exploit a meme and when their talking points to conflate and smear Constitutionalists as racists can be easily refuted.

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David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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uncle dudley

I am guessing the shooters were gang members doing a payback over some drug deals but like David said the guns used didn’t get bought in the local FFL dealer’s store.
Acevedo is such Putz to run his mouth before all the facts are in on the shooting, there is no way any other gun restrictions will stop these type of crimes from happening until the cops get a handle on the drug and gang problems in their own cities, so he needs to look into the mirror to see who the cause is by his lack of action.

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He LOVES this because it feeds the anti gun agenda. I hope this all comes to a head in my lifetime because I’ve got a problem on my right hand index finger that itches.

CL – look at his background/upbringing. He is a classic absolutist/elitist cast in the same mold as chip man – rules (and control) for you great unwashed masses who cannot look out for THEIR best self interest but those rules do not apply to them Think ;only ones’ on steroids.


Likely the weapons used in this incident came from accross our southern border, some of the weapons Eric Holder and Company “walked” accross the borer to arm the selected Mexican drug cartels.


Tio – are you aware that at roughly the same time as F&F there was another operation based in the Miami area using the same tactics. IIRC one of the main areas targeted (pun intended) was Honduras and some Caribbean Islands. Not nearly as many guns ‘walked’ so it didn’t get nearly the ‘publicity’ that F&F got and probably not as high of a death toll.
NOTE I am not saying that was the source for those guns but who knows? It is also possible that some of them were part of the 15 or so Miami PD ‘missing’ guns………………


uncle – NEVER forget how quick acevedo was to jump to ‘conclusions’ and defense of them when some of ‘his’ officers got shot at during a botched drug raid where they killed two innocent people. Turns out that the whole raid was based on intentionally flawed information. Those former officers are now facing severe criminal charges up to and including capital murder here in Texas. Maybe that is one of the reasons he opted to move to Miami………….


I’d bet that these two shootings involved someone seeking recourse for some business deal gone bad for which no legal recourse was available.

The smaller shooting in Miami on Friday, the 28th involved a silver Nissan Maxima. The larger one on Sunday, the 30th involved a white Nissan Pathfinder. Maybe we should ban light-colored Nissan vehicles, since that seems to be the common thread…


Well, they both start with the letter N.


What an outstanding human

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Yeah, and your the epitome of love and caring. After all, if it will ONLY SAVE ONE LIFE!!


That’s OK, you can thank me later.


Roy – at least he didn’t call you a racist – oh wait, those cars were light ‘colored’ so obviously it was a supremacist issue…………….


I don’t care what people call me as long as they call me in time for supper.

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I agree. Make it so that they have to buy a US made Chevy SUV to commit these hit and runs. That way it might break down and they will get caught.

Call GM. THey can just shut the vehicle down right where it is . by remote control.

I’ll take my ancient Ford with 377K miles on it that has no electronics accessible from anywhere except within the vehicle itself. Noting remote.


Tio – I’ll wager that it still has carburetors instead of fuel injection – and maybe even a hand crank for a starter! The only car I ever owned that logged near that mileage total was a VW Super Beetle. Had to part with it due to life change circumstances but I still miss it.There is an outfit less than 10 miles away that rebuilds vintage Beetles and I get the urge to get one – no worries about electronic takeovers or EMP either. I do like the AC and such on my ‘modern’ car 🙁


I’ve got a Nissan that’s black. I guess mine is OK. Black Nissans Matter? I’ll take it.


You’d think the Cretin would get the message! He’s tried to push the envelope on unlawful gun control in his city and, he’s had his Ass handed to him because of Florida’s strong State preemption laws! Now, he want the Feds to stick their nose in! Disgusting!


There were 3 usual suspects that jumped out of a white suv and unloaded on the crowd. Caught on video.


Stay tuned


It is interesting to me that the two loudest voices we’ve heard from so far, the Chief of Police of the City of Miami, and the Director of the Miami-Dade County Police, have no jurisdiction over the scene of the crime which occurred in the City of Miami Gardens. Apparently a photo op in another city was just too strong a magnet for those two politicians in uniform to resist. The focus over the next few days is going to be on how to control “gun violence.” It will eventually come around to how best to keep commonly owned firearms… Read more »

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“The inevitable conclusion will be that the best way is to take them out of everyone’s hands.” Isn’t that what King George wanted his enforcers to do at Concord Green? How did that end for the enforcers? Oh, that’s right, they were shot in the face. I bet that hurt.

only for a little while. Interesting, Col Smith, the head of that particular detail of 800 men lost about one third of his officers after the men under them opened fire agaisnt orders on the Acton Militia as they approached the North Bridge to put out the fires the Regulars had started in Concord. The Men of Acton returned two volleys of carefully aimed fire. The bright red coats of the officers, along with the shiney breass decoaations upon their chests made them easy pickings. Davis’ men took good advantage of those factors. The greated, best equippeednand trained fighting force… Read more »


Tio – in spite of some poor spelling (my keebored ain’t immune from that either) you brought up a couple of interesting points. The redcoats did break and run – at least until they got reinforced and some(?) semblance of order was restored. It then turned into a hasty fighting retreat. The colonials were not disciplined enough to take advantage of that and that s when many of their casualties were incurred – including LOTS of innocent civilians – except for a few like Samuel Whittemore 😉 The other point – lots of documentation regarding the total redcoat casualties but… Read more »


Now that right there is funny, an anti gun Police Chief in a photo op, seen carrying a gun. But then again, hypocrites are always comical.
As for the shooter, they have such total disregard for life, when caught should automatically receive the death penalty.
We do not have a gun problem, mental illness is the problem.

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And he has access to machine guns, probably an MRAP, maybe even grenades and who knows what else because he’s part of the special class.

CL – did you ‘miss’ the reports that ‘his’ department currently is unable to account for some 15 or so ‘long guns’? Maybe they just simply vanished into thin air like valdemings service pistol did a few years back……………….


never the hardware, ever the software.


We don’t have a gun problem. We have a race problem. With 75% of the murders involving blacks, that was 15,000 black on black murders in 2020. It is a cultural issue that gun control can’t fix.


It’s not “Gun Violence. It’s “Defective Citizen Violence.” Sadly, gun control agendas aren’t intended to deal with this violence. This violence is merely Useful Idiot Tools to achieve disarmament of American citizens toward transforming America into another Socialist shit hole. The ultimate goal here is to create every kind of gun restriction known to man and then let them fail leaving the gun grabbers to then say that they have no other choice but to confiscate every gun in America to safe us from ourselves. That is where this is going!!! That’s how Nazi Germany disarmed the Jews pre-WWII. The… Read more »


This Cop needs to go. He obviously has an agenda and it isn’t this country.


“Background checks”? No doubt the Miami “mass shooters” filled out 4473s and an FFL ran their transfers through NICS. And news flash for Acevedo: ATF requires licensed dealers to report stolen firearms, the Department of Justice prosecutes such crimes as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, and the federal courts impose sentences on the guilty.

Leftists are not interested in facts. They have an agenda and that is all that matters…

Ms Pro 2nd Amendment

I will go out on a limb and say perhaps those doing the shooting were hired by a certain person of power so he can promote the need for more gun laws/ As if he is the puppet of Globalists trying to disarm Americans. Just throwing it out there.


Ms – you ‘may’ be out on a limb but it is ‘very’ likely that there was outside influence(s) on the shooters. IOW, it is likely that they were manipulated by those outsiders to perpetrate the crime. OTOH it is also possible that they just decided on the spur of the moment to commit an act of revenge or to send a warning or – well for a whole host of reasons. NONE of those ‘reasons’ would have been prevented by yet more ‘gun control’ laws. After all, the 20,000 currently existing laws didn’t stop them, much less the ones… Read more »


I think it was just gang related, don’t know for sure but it looks like it.


I find myself on this day of Remembrance of all the Brave Patriots who paid the ultimate price that “We the People” could live in the Freest Nation in human history very disappointed. It is now 3pm in Iowa and not one mention of this day, it’s importance or the Brave Souls whose Courageous Sacrifice allows for Freedom and Liberty to continue to Wrap the Citizenry in it’s Blessings. So I will say Thank You to all who have Served and to all the families of the Fallen I wish you Peace…

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You are talking about the revolutionary war soldiers/militia who kicked King George’s ass out of the country, right? Or those folks who defended the south against the northern aggression, right?


D – sorry you live in such an unenlightened place – here in Military City USA(tm) we had no shortage of thankful messages -from local businesses to stories on the local news programs and pretty much everything imaginable in between. Just one of a myriad of reasons I opted to return to Texas post retirement. Yes we still have our share of problems (who doesn’t?) from the likes of bobby frank to sheila with the two Confederate last names among far too many others but by and large, the good stuff still outweighs the bad.


This moron police chief needs to go back to cuba. Hey, in cuba only the government has guns and the people are slaves. He is a disgrace to Americans and Police Officers everywhere.


Mac – I’d settle for him just going back to kalypornia from whence he came. I have to ‘wonder’ why he left Houston PD after mangling Austin PD after he retired from CHP. What did Miami have to offer?


Why is Police Chief Art Acevedo spewing all the rhetoric when he knows the gun laws and procedures already in place? He is setting himself up to run for office.


There is never a shortage of “Good Germans” to willingly run the camps and to support any regime they see as benefiting them at little or no personal cost. Sad fact of life. Look at our FBI & ATF for example.


Bd – why? ‘cuz he is furthering an agenda, and one that does NOT benefit us little people in the slightest. It is a ‘good’ thing we have such high and mighty folks to look out for us mere mortals since we sure can’t take care of ourselves………………

Ryben Flynn

Leftist Media will call anything a “mass shooting” while the FBI says 4 or more killed in one incident not including the shooter. Injuries don’t count, but that would then me called a “spree shooting”.
Mother Jones – Mass Shootings Database, 1982 – 2021
There are only 5 mass shootings listed so far for this year.


With 2 dead and 23 wounded, it counts as a mass shooting. It wasn’t a mass killing.


I live in a county in N.C. of about 70,000. We have more guns then we have people. But wait, where are all the shootings. Our streets should be stained with blood but they are not. According to the demacraps we should be killing one and other. This is a very safe place to live but the left wing media and the dems. will never report this.


He looks a bit smug, don’t you think?


looks to me like hes gloating over the cozy ettention of the young sweetums hanging on his arms. This shot was carefully selected to make the whole mess seem fun, bright, happy, euphoric, successful, don’tchya wanna be a part of this great thing?

To see where this is going one only need look to England.
, France, Hong Kong, Sweden, South Africa, Mexico, North Korea. And parts of Chicago, Baltimorre, Noo Yawk, Minneapolis…..

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Yup . . . “White Supremacy” . . . the greatest threat our Nation faces . . .
and OH, YEAH . . . Someone in China took a bite out of a bat, and Covid spread around the world.

Democrats do not even feel the need to be anywhere close to reality anymore in creating crises to force their agenda.

Mogadishu? . . . Port-au-Prince? . . . Nope – NYC

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his family is castro plants, some of castros agents were sent to keep an eye on exiles and report those with money to fleece them ,the gang problem is what is going on, and some of it appears to be people who dont join or dont pay protection ,there was even a pro player that was killed for not giving back in Houston was never solved because like miami it is not GANG related crime is gun crime and they do it in public to make a point police cant protect you we have shot censors all over the county… Read more »

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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again…TYPICAL PSYCHOPATHIC CONTROL FREAK BURRO RAT. AND: There are countless articles and commentators and pundits who fence and tangle, who tumble and roll the slogans and platitudes of gun control, civilian disarmament, public safety, gun violence epidemics, commonsense restrictions, loopholes, Second Amendment rights and other sophisticated and nuanced and ultimately irrelevant sophistries that dance around and completely avoid the blunt and brutally honest point of lethal, military grade weapons in the hands of civilians. They are in those hands for one purpose, and one purpose only. That purpose is cold, unmistakable and ruthless.… Read more »


More Gun control fund raising, wonder who’s deciding when and where?


since when is a “mass shooting” label put upon an incident wiht only two deaths? The historically accurate count has been three, or even four, deaths.

Scam alert right there.

And David, you are in the ten ring with your comment about the lack of descriptive particulars being released to the public.
So we’re looking for a “man wiht a gun”, eh Well, except that I’m not in Florida, I fit that profile. Lotta good that does.


When there are three shooters and 25 victims, it is a mass shooting. A mass shooting doesn’t have to have fatalities to be a mass shooting.


Tio – the ‘definition’ changes to suit the antis ‘needs’ – that is just one of the reasons we need to be very strict in OUR definitions. Remember, whoever controls those definitions essentially controls the ‘discussion’. Never mind that they don’t want to have an open discussion, they want to control the entire course of the dialogue – IOW we just need to sit down, shut up and let them tell us what to do.

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That is why I never leave home without a laser sighted AR10 in the back of my rig. In case something like this happens where I’m at it will be SURPRISE! Someone who not only shoots back but doesn’t miss thanks to that converted from 5MW to 200MW laser that works up to 100 yards on a bright sunny day.


A policeman, much less, a police chief marching with demonstrators is very unprofessional in my opinion. And a little bit shady. But that’s Art Acevedo. Shady. He moved from California to Austin and screwed that up. Then went to Houston and screwed that up. Now he is screwing up Miami.


he has been a scumbag cop all his life. i first heard of his tyranny in austin, and didn’t know he had moved to south fla. what a shame his ass is still in law enforcement, this is why we need a national law enforcement database so scumbags like this can never wear a badge again.


I will This liberal police chief will do no more for Florida than he did Houston Texas his ideas brought an increase in deaths in Houston then he left


I am leaving this here for those who are not afraid of the truth. It is long but worth every minute.

#19 – The Anti-Humans · The Martyrmade Podcast (

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Give us a rundown. 238 minutes is a LONG LONG time to listen to a guy who talks at the speed of a snail.

I guess the short version is that Communists will guarantee everyone a life of Hell before they kill them. He explains how they have done that over the last 120 years. But don’t take my word for it, listen to it yourself; or not. Your choice.


I don’t think there’s many of us former co-workers of Art (AKA – “Ace”) who would appreciate his California return.


Most of these killings could be prevented by “Stop & Frisk”. The politicians
don’t want these shootings to end, it gives them an opportunity to run on a phony promise of “Law & Order” platform, and gun control.

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WHAT? So we trash the 4th amendment with “Stop & Frisk” horse crap? Geezzzzz….The RIGHT of the people to be secure in their PERSONS…

You still need probable cause to do a terry stop.


“Stop and Frisk”??? Seriously? You support the ability for the police to stop anyone at any time and search them? And frisking is a cursory search. That’s insane. I’m a former police officer and say “Stop and Frisk” is a violation of rights not to mention inherently wrong.


What’s your plan?


As a “former Police Officer” You never heard of PC?


Stop and Frisk was employed by Thomas Gage’s minions in and around Boston stargint about 1760 or so. DOnthcya memeber that was one of the major complaines detailed in our Declaration of Independence? Do “swarms of officers”, and ” long train of abuses” clang any alarum bells foryou? I”d recommend to all to find and read a copy of that Declaration. The considtions it describes as provovative of reponse read much like today;’s DSM media reports.

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The DOI is full sandbox violations vs what is going on today in the US! We are so far past the tyranny stage that it makes my head spin. The founding fathers are looking at us from the grave and saying THIS IS WHAT WE FOUGHT FOR HAS TURNED INTO?????


Acevedo would be exactly the type that would complain that being unable to use stop and frisk makes policing too difficult — apparently with him the police being unable to stomp on civil rights makes their work too hard.

I’m tired of authoritarians like him and you wanting to divest us of our rights.


I wonder how many perv cops would enjoy frisking your wife, daughter, etc ? Possibly your cavity. I bet you enjoy airports. lol

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Nothing wrong with background checks. Can’t understand why anyone is opposed. If it stops one person who isn’t fit to purchase at that time, it’s good to me. It’s cost me about an two hours of time total throughout the years. If it saves one life, I’m for it.


Where the hell have I heard that: “If it saves one life!” before. Ahhh, yes, Dumb Ass Democrats!


They already exist. It all exists. If you’re a thug then it doesn’t matter what you do. This Chief is a political hound and that’s it. He’s afraid to release the descriptions of the one’s who did this. AKA doesn’t fit the narrative

Dubi Loo

So you’re good with asking “mother may I” for the rest of your Rights?


It’s none of the Governments business what I own.
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
Ben Franklin
Registration leads to confiscation, leads to Tyranny, leads to slavery.

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If it ONLY saves “one life”! It isn’t so much the back ground check as the WAIT that they cause in many cases. I always have to wait THREE days for approval because of an incident that took place 47 years ago. What if I NEEDED the weapon for protection and my threat knew I was currently unarmed? Wouldn’t that WAIT be a danger for me? As I’m murderered because of the wait, which by the way, isn’t an impossibility if you do some research for people who were murdered during the waiting period caused by the back ground check…isn’t… Read more »

I also have to wait every time. Never a denial, just a non-approval. It started when the NICS check first started, and I put it down to letting my FFL go just before the NICS check debacle. Most don’t remember that now, but the NICS check WAS to be funded by the FFLs, and they wouldn’t even tell us how much it would cost. The ATF just said that it would run for a quarter, they would total up the costs and divide it by the number of calls. They were estimating 40 bucks, which I figured meant a couple… Read more »


Under the argument of “If it saves one life” then wouldn’t deporting every illegal alien in the US be a good thing?


“If it saves one life, I’m for it”….ok, let’s apply that. We have to get rid of cars because it would save thousands of lives each year. We have to ban blunt objects and knives because way more people are killed each year with those than guns. That means everything from your butter knife to your box opener, your hammers, baseball bats, shovel handles, fireplace tools and everything that can be used to make a melee weapon. Those trees are going to have to go. Crap, occasionally someone is killed by a dog so all dogs have to be banned… Read more »


Oh gosh, the old “if it saves one life” BS. Hey dummy, it won’t save any lives. That’s been proven over and over.


So, you want to do a background check to just hand a gun to someone at the range in the course of instruction or to lend one to a relative??? That’s what they mean with “Universal Background Checks”, and you would need another check when the borrower returned the gun!


well, are YOU a “prohibited person” NEEDING a BGC? Then get one. Yove got a gun to sell, and a long time friend yuo KNOW is not “prohibited”? WHY do you both need to find a dealer and pay him a fee to “verify” what you both already know? WHY cannot our overlords accept a system whereby anyone wanting to sell a firearm can access it, run the putative new owner’s name and address and date of birth, and get an instant response..”proceed” “deny”. ? NO information about WHAT you are buying is even remotely necessary to fulfil the stated… Read more »


And just what restricted person (criminal) gets a background check before buying from an illegal seller? The FBI admits that first round denials on NICS are wrong 95% of the time — this keeps people from legally obtaining firearms in a timely manner.


Butters and Fudds are cancer.


what, do you work for art ass-evedo? don’t you know the difference between a right and privilege?

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Here’s part of “what’s wrong” with background checks. This is an excerpt of a letter to one of my reps that is fond of “gun control”. Since November 1998, when NICS began, to February 28, 2021, there have been 380,459,962 NICS background checks, according to FBI data. In a report by the GAO, dated September 2018, that document is titled “LAW ENFORCEMENT Few Individuals Denied Firearms Purchases Are Prosecuted and ATF Should Assess Use of Warning Notices in Lieu of Prosecutions”. The data in it very clearly shows the ineffectiveness of the background check system. This also shows that this system only checks… Read more »