If you've been covering the legislature as long as we have, and other news outlets, it's not hard to imagine what will be in these proposals.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a statement Thursday morning, a press conference will be held at 12:30pm in Seattle where he and a group of Democratic legislators will announce a package of proposed bill designed to "combat mass shootings in Washington state." 

Not to be cynical, but given the previous attempts to pile on more gun restrictions, controls and anti-2nd Amendment legislation, we're fully expecting a new round of handcuffs--all while not really addressing the root issues of such problems.

From the AG release:

"OLYMPIA — Media are invited to attend a press conference or participate in a conference today call in which Attorney General Bob Ferguson will announce a package of legislation to combat mass shootings in Washington state.

WHO:

  • Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson
  • Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue
  • Rep. Javier Valdez, D-Seattle
  • Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds
  • Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle
  • Representatives from the Governor’s Office, Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, Washington Ceasefire"

We are going to look hard at those groups. We already know the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility is a group that favored the attempt a couple of years ago to institute mandatory gun safety checks. Some Democratic legislators wanted county Sheriff's to go into people's homes once a year and inspect their gun storage methods. Fortunately, it was destroyed by the then GOP controlled Senate.

We are going to dig up some information on this new "Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, and see who's really behind them.

Stay tuned.