Washington attorney general proposes assault-weapons ban | The Seattle Times:
By David Gutman Seattle Times staff reporter
Spurred by the recent killings of three teenagers in Mukilteo, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson will propose legislation next year to ban the sale of assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines in Washington. Ferguson announced his proposal Wednesday, flanked by the parents of a fourth Mukilteo victim, who was seriously injured, as well as dozens of Democratic legislators and officials.
The legislation, which has not yet been written, would ban semi-automatic assault-style weapons — like the AR-15 rifle that police say was used by the 19-year-old accused gunman in Mukilteo in July — as well as any magazine that holds more than 10 rounds of ammunition. “Military-style weapons are designed for killing people,” Ferguson said. “These weapons have no place in civilian use.”
If it need be said, none of the restrictions he proposes would have prevented this tragedy. Ferguson is merely following the Style Book of the Democratic Party, which has leeched itself to Gun Control as the "New Democrat" talking point as typified by Hillary Clinton's willingness to vilify honest firearms owners in defiance of the Second Amendment of the Constitution.
The measures he proposes are cut-and-paste from the Bloomberg/Democratic Game Plan, and have generally been dismissed as being nothing more than smoke and mirrors ... except in the few states (eg: California, New York) where the resident Pols feel they need nothing more than a thin veneer of justification for proposing laws which usurp the Second Amendment Rights of Free Americans.
Ferguson is a 'marginal' Democratic politician ... but representative of this year's Donkey Kong politicians.
He needs an "issue" for his next campaign, and apparently he has focused on this one. he campaigned hard to get where he is:
Ferguson was first elected to the Metropolitan King County Council in 2003 by defeating Cynthia Sullivan, a 20-year veteran of the Council. Ferguson managed to outpoll Sullivan by about 500 votes. At the time, the council was elected on a partisan basis. He faced no general election opponent in the heavily Democratic district. During his campaign to unseat Sullivan, Ferguson knocked on 22,000 doors in the district,There is no excuse for the kind of adolescent rage which resulted in the death of three teens and wounding of another. It's
But after all the tragedy and the pain of loss, it's all too obvious that a politician considers any newsworthy reportage as fair game to further his own personal political career.