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Published February 07, 2013, 05:48 PM

Mixed View of President Obama's Gun Plans for Grand Forks County Sheriff

The Grand Forks County Sheriff says he doesn't support the President's proposed measures that would ban assault weapons. Sheriff Bob Rost's opinion echoes the stance of the National Sheriff's Association support of the second amendment.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

The Grand Forks County Sheriff says he doesn't support the President's proposed measures that would ban assault weapons. Sheriff Bob Rost's opinion echoes the stance of the National Sheriff's Association support of the second amendment.

Rost says there are other ways to fix the gun problems in the US other than banning certain weapons. Rost, "A person has a right to posses weapons. You just need to better regulate who gets those weapons.

Along with an assault rifle ban, the President has proposed limiting bullets in a magazine to 10 rounds. Rost doubts that would have much of an impact. Rost, "I know a lot of people that can change a clip in about one second. And you just drop a clip and put a new one in and you have another eight rounds." The sheriff does however support the President when it come to stronger universal back ground checks, saying "If you look in all these cases where there has been violence like this, it's been a mental health issue." Rost says giving law enforcement access to mental health records would bring down gun violence and even keep officers safer when responding to domestic calls.

Rost believes that gangs, drugs and violence in the entertainment and media industries are connected to gun violence as well. It seems that most law enforcement shares Rost's view because of their sworn duty to protect the constitution.

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