Top police commanders from several of Connecticut's cities and towns have thrown their weight behind Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe, who inserted himself firmly into the gun-control debate last week by calling for a ban on assault weapons.

Kehoe was thrust into the spotlight following the events of Dec. 14, when a gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.

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