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Broward sheriff Scott Israel supports assault weapons ban

Newly elected Broward Sheriff Scott Israel (D) sent a letter this week to Florida Senators Marco Rubio (R) and Bill Nelson (D) outlining his support for several gun control measures proposed by President Barack Obama. Israel called for reinstating and strengthening the assault weapons ban, closing the gun show loophole and adding 1,000 more resource officers and counselors in our nation's public schools.  (The letter didn't contain any proposal for a specific number of school resource officers in Broward schools.)

Israel wrote that these measures will help curb gun violence without "putting an undue burden on our Second Amendment rights."