Argument: Police support a ban on assault weapons
- "Police chiefs call for ban on assault weapons". Miami Herald. Sep. 20, 2007 - "The International Association of Chiefs of Police urged Congress to pass `an effective assault weapons ban.'
- "The International Association of Chiefs of Police issued a report Wednesday calling for a ban on assault weapons, arguing it will make officers safer by reducing the ``firepower available to criminals.
- The report hits home this week in South Florida, where law enforcement officials are still reeling from the murder of one of their own. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, a former police officer and police director, gets angry when he talks about the fact that the gun used to kill Officer Jose Somohano was legal."
- His voice rising, he brings up Shawn LaBeet, the man who killed Somohano and shot three other officers: 'This guy just went to a gun store with a fake ID and bought one.'"