UW researcher backs proposition to ban assault rifles

Dr. Frederick Rivara … (Photo by Andrew Chan).

This upcoming legislative session, State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will propose legislation to ban assault rifles and limit magazine capacities, and a UW professor’s research backs the reasoning.

“The motivation is pretty straightforward,” Ferguson said. “I think it’s hard to see what’s been happening around our country with mass shootings and not feel a desire to propose a change.”

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