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Ferguson, Inslee seek ban on sale of assault weapons in Washington

Members of Grandmothers Against Gun Violence look on as Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson addresses a news conference announcing legislation to combat mass shootings in the state, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Seattle. Gov. Jay Inslee is joining Ferguson to propose limits to magazine capacity and a ban on the sale of assault weapons. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) WAET101 WAET101

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson say they want to make mass shootings less likely in the state by banning the sale of high-capacity gun magazines and so-called assault weapons. Both measures contain exceptions for law enforcement, military personnel and recreational shooting ranges, and would allow people to keep high-capacity magazines and...

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