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UW Researcher: Proposed Ban On Assault-Style Weapons 'Makes Sense'

Sue Ogrocki
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AP
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to ban assault-style weapons like this AR-15 rifle, displayed here by Miles Hall, founder of H&H Shooting Sports in Oklahoma City

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson this week said he wants to ban assault-style weaponsin Washington state. His announcement came after a shooting this summer at a Mukilteo house party. Three people died and a fourth was seriously injured.

Supporters of Ferguson’s proposal say they hope it will make the state safer. Dr. Fred Rivara is vice chairman of pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital, and he’s done extensive research on gun violence and human health. He spoke with 88.5's Ed Ronco.

Ed Ronco is a former KNKX producer and reporter and hosted All Things Considered for seven years.