SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is seeking legislation to ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

He said Wednesday he’ll ask lawmakers to introduce a bill next year to prohibit the sale of semi-automatic weapons with certain military-style features and prohibit the sale of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

Ferguson says such military weapons are designed to kill and they have no place in civilian use.

He and other leaders who spoke at a news conference in Seattle cited the deadly July shooting in Mukilteo. Authorities say a 19-year-old man used an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to kill three former classmates at a house party.

Sen. David Frockt, a Seattle Democrat, says a number of states have passed similar legislation. He says Washington’s proposal would grandfather in legally owned assault weapons.

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Comments (9)
  1. lone gunman says:

    well it figures, i guess i know how i am going to vote this election. i love my AR15 rifles and would not give them up for anything. just because some nut job uses one all of us law abiding citizens have to lose our rights to them ? that’s BS to me and i will not give them up willingly. i don’t belong to the NRA but was tot from the age of six how to handle firearms and i am 53 now and my kids have been shooting since they were six. i have never committed a crime in my life why do i deserve to loose my rights ? how about we go after criminals and make life in prison for committing a crime with a firearm ? and you do realize the mukiteo nut job would have just stabbed them to death or something. i was born and raised here but ever since the great migration of Californians in the 70s and 80’s this state has gone downhill fast.

  2. Godfrey Buquet says:

    Can this gentleman get legislation passed that will limit the speed limits of the country to 10 miles per hour because road vehicles kill many more people than guns? How about putting a stop to the ownership of rope or cord because they are used in suicides. Makes as much sense as his idea to curtail the ownership of the weapons he is promoting. Where do people like him get the gall to control the lives of law abiding citizens of a free country? Would he be for passing a law to stop people from practicing their religion? That would be no more stupid than the law he is planning. There are laws against murder. Has that stopped people from committing that crime? What about rape? There is a law against it. People like him should be thinking of ways to solve the problems government has caused to the population. Like wasting it’s monies with stupid legislation. I don’t own a weapon as the one he propounds to ban but where and when does this stupidity stop? Is he going to seek a law against knives? Why not? People are killed with them. Why not pass a law against drinking alcohol? Many people die due to those who drive after consuming it. One has to understand that if a person is bent on killing people, they will try, and they don’t necessarily need a weapon that fires more than 10 rounds in a semi-automatic mode to do so. If one is going to represent the people they should do so with common sense, not to satisfy the will of the minority. I don’t want to live in a communist country. Why doesn’t he move to that kind of country and practice his politics there? By the way, I am 78 years old. Served my county honorably, and carried a weapon for 38 3/4 years as a law enforcement officer. I never killed anyone. And what exactly have you done for your country? I asked the question so would like an answer. Thank your for nothing sir.

  3. KUETSA says:

    The second amendment is NOT a right to a firearm. The second amendment is a right to the CAPABILITY OF KEEPING SECURE OUR FREEDOMS, through ownership of EFFECTIVE FIREARMS!
    The unrelenting assault on our second amendment, by progressive socialist democrats, under the guise of safety, is designed to “TAKE THE CAPABILITY”. The “CHANGE” they speak of is the transformation of our constitutional republic into a globalist socialist/communist totalitarian state.
    Look to Great Britain for your future as far as gun control goes under these progressive socialists.
    American citizens will no longer be a deterrent to government tyranny and/or atrocities!
    A once strong citizenry capable of keeping secure their freedoms and enforcing their security will be vulnerable refugees to whatever brutality comes their way.


  4. Hey Washington don’t you ever learn any law not obeyed by anyone is null and void.

  5. Chip drei femmestyle Prinzipien – Aufgrund jener aus der Bänkelsong dieser Medizin
    hervorgehenden Zusammenhänge zwischen
    den indischen darüber hinaus griechischen Kulturen ist
    im Voraus gen die frühen Verbindungen unter
    den indischen Brahmanen ansonsten Pythagoras
    (570–497/6 v. Chr.) zusammengeschrumpft worden (▶ Abschn.
    1.3.2). Festzustellen ist, dass es gegenseitig angrenzend
    in welcher Klassisches Altertum zur Lebenszeit des Pythagoras in
    Indien durchgeführten rekonstruktiven Techniken
    um Chip operative Erstellung des fehlgebildeten
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    getreu mit Ordnungswidrigkeit entstandenem
    Teilverlust der Nase gehandelt haben Zielwert.
    ist in den Werken dieser anknüpfend genannten
    Autoren berichtet worden: Zeis (1963), Bishagratna
    (1963), Converse (1977), Porter (2000).
    Bishagratna veröffentlichte 1963 in Indien
    das Lektüre Sushruta Samhita inklusive DEM Prolog
    seitens Dr. N.H. Keswani, „Professor of Anatomy,
    All-India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi“.
    Dieser Druck erfolgte in welcher urspünglichen
    indischen ebenso wie in englischer Schriftliches Kommunikationsmittel.
    In diesem
    Band Entstehen Chip antiken Theorien nebst das indische
    Daten der Gesundheitslehre ebenso die Kontakte inklusive
    den namhaften griechischen Philosophen neben
    Ärzten solcher identisch sein Zeit beschrieben. Andere
    Themen sind: „The scope and nature of Sushruta’s
    Surgery“, „Plastic and Rhinoplastic Operations“.

    Dargestellt Zustandekommen in dieser Publikation
    (Kap. XVI) Chip Ätiologie solcher Fettleibigkeit nicht zuletzt
    in welcher Einführung (Introduction, XXX I–XXXVII)
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    hermaphroditism“. Des Weiteren Herkunft Chip
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    mit unserem medizinischen Wissen verglichen
    worden sind.

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