Ferguson, Inslee seek ban on sale of assault-weapons

SEATTLE (AP) — 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 assault weapons. The Democrats on Thursday announced plans for legislation that would limit magazine capacities to 10 rounds and that would ban the sale of assault weapons, defined as semi-automatic weapons that have at least one military-style feature. Both measures contain exceptions for law enforcement, military personnel and recreational shooting ranges. They would allow people to keep high-capacity magazines and assault weapons they already own.