Baton Rouge Sheriff: It's Not About Gun Control

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jul 17, 2016 4:50 PM
Baton Rouge Sheriff: It's Not About Gun Control

Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux addressed reporters on Sunday after his team faced unimaginable terror. Three of his police officers have been murdered in an ambush that occurred near police headquarters. Another, he shared, is still fighting for his life.

In his remarks, Gautreaux insisted this tragedy was not about gun control. 

"Until we come together as a nation, as a people, to heal as a people" Gautreaux continued, "we will surely perish as a people." 

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards also addressed the press, noting that President Obama has called to offer condolences. 

The next Baton Rouge police press briefing will be at 1 p.m. CT on Monday.