Attorney General Bob Ferguson is proposing a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Ferguson, joined by a broad coalition of over 50 community leaders and elected officials, announced on Wednesday that he will submit agency request legislation in the 2017 session.
Ferguson’s proposed legislation has two key elements:
- A ban on semiautomatic weapons with military-style features that render them more easily concealable or more deadly; and
- A limit on magazine capacity — currently unlimited under Washington law — to a maximum of 10 rounds of ammunition.
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